Alexa is hiding among her enemies, determined not to enter the breeding house to produce soldiers for the king's army Alexa lets her twin cut her hair and masquerades a boy. Not just any boy though, the best fighter among the soldiers Alexa becomes Alex and is chosen to be the crown prince's personal guard. Disgruntled with the attitude of the spoiled, air head prince Alex just focuses on keeping the prince alive and her secret safe.
When I saw the Defy was getting negative reviews on Goodreads and that it was so slow to start I almost stopped trying. I am thankful I did not. Normally I hate love triangles with a passion but a love triangle did not really exist in Defy, Alex was always clear with her feelings. I really enjoyed the magic and fighting system in Defy, they both felt like separate entities that were well thought out. Despite being left with a couple questions the end did tie everything up nicely. Maybe the questions I had will be answered in Ignite.