Ignite (Defy Trilogy, Book 2)

Series: Defy

by Sara B. Larson

Scholastic Paperbacks
December 2015

Ages 12 – 14 . Grades 7 – 9

Lexile measure: 830L


Alexa continues to harbor a secret love for the newly crowned King Damian, yet she remains by his side as his guard and ever committed to helping him rebuild Antion and reclaim the hope of Antion's people. However, when a new threat to Damian and his kingdom emerges, and blame is cast on the once friendly nation of Blevon, Alexa knows things are not what they seem. Once again the fate of her country hangs in the balance. Will Alexa be able to protect her king and uncover the true enemy -- before it's too late?
Sara B. Larson

Sara B. Larson is the author of the acclaimed young adult fantasy Defy trilogy: Defy, Ignite, and Endure; and Dark Breaks the Dawn, the first book of a duology. She can't remember a time when she didn't write books -- although she now uses a computer instead of a Little Mermaid notebook. Sara lives in Utah with her husband and their children. When she's not mothering or writing, you can often find her at the gym repenting of her sugar addiction. You can visit her online at


  • Praise for Ignite :

    "[A] fast-paced fantasy novel laced with political intrigue." -- School Library Journal

    "Alexa [is] . . . an interesting, multilayered character, a valiant fighter with heart." -- Booklist

    Praise for Defy :

    An Indie Next List Selection

    "A wonderful tale of adventure, romance, and embracing your true self. Alexa is a heroine readers will love to follow!" -- Marie Lu, bestselling author of the Legend series

    "Defy by Sara Larson is an amazing, fantastic book. It has everything you'd want: intrigue, awesomely real characters, suspense, and a captivating plot. All in a world that comes to life in your mind. Highly recommended." -- James Dashner, bestselling author of The Maze Runner

    "Grand adventure, romance, and thrilling political intrigue." -- Booklist

    "Powerful and narratively satisfying." -- Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

    "[A] riveting fantasy." -- Publishers Weekly