Defy the Sun (The Offering Series, #2)
Civil war has come to the island of Bellona. Veda Adeline believes in the Night. She’s joined the underground revolutionaries, led by Dorian Winters, and they're determined to overthrow the ruling Imperi and find justice for her people.Nico Denali, Veda’s childhood friend and maybe-something-more, is one of those ruling Imperi, and he’s just been named heir to the most powerful man above ground.As the war intensifies, Veda and Nico are leveraged against each other: Veda is above as a hostage of the Imperi and Nico is below, taken by the Night. There's no way Dorian is letting such a valuable hostage go.The island will burn unless Veda and Nico can come together to rip everything apart. But Nico and Dorian will never trust each other, and Veda's heart might be the biggest casualty.The stakes are all or nothing in this second and final book in the BEWARE THE NIGHT duology.

Defy the Sun (The Offering Series, #2) Details

TitleDefy the Sun (The Offering Series, #2)
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseMar 10th, 2020
PublisherSwoon Reads
ISBN-139781250154774
Rating
GenreYoung Adult, Fantasy

Defy the Sun (The Offering Series, #2) Review

  • Umairah | Sereadipity
    January 1, 1970
    Why are they so obsessed with romance when there's a war to end and people to save and things to do?
  • Samm | Sassenach the Book Wizard
    January 1, 1970
    THE COVERS OF THIS DUOLOGY ARE TO DAMN DIE FOR!
  • Finitha Jose
    January 1, 1970
    Book two in the series takes off directly from where the last book ended. And there is one plus point: we get to hear the voice of Nico this time along with Veda. Except for the love triangle part, I had loved the first book and 'Defy the Sun' doesn't disappoint either. Things escalate as the two heirs are taken captive which also gives them an opportunity to sway the enemy to their side to create a unified front. Nico as always is my favourite: his irrevocable love towards Veda, the driving for Book two in the series takes off directly from where the last book ended. And there is one plus point: we get to hear the voice of Nico this time along with Veda. Except for the love triangle part, I had loved the first book and 'Defy the Sun' doesn't disappoint either. Things escalate as the two heirs are taken captive which also gives them an opportunity to sway the enemy to their side to create a unified front. Nico as always is my favourite: his irrevocable love towards Veda, the driving force behind all his actions is quite admirable. Veda, on the other hand, is not that great on the constant part but I am glad that she made a decision at the end. Some characters like Poppy is particularly missed even with the others trying to fill the gap. I loved Nico's mother particularly, even with her small but relevant part. The conclusion, I felt, could have been drawn out a bit more with added amounts of anxiety. There are some deaths, but we get the happy ending we waited for: ad astra. Altogether, an engaging and enjoyable read!
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  • Emma Reads
    January 1, 1970
    i liked this second and final book a lot more than the first one! this was a great dystopian duology.
  • Natalie (Natflix&Books)
    January 1, 1970
    These covers are magical.
  • Monica (books_over_everything)
    January 1, 1970
    **Disclaimer: I was given a free e-book of the below in exchange for an honest review as part of a tour hosted by Xpresso Tours via NetGalley.**Title Defy the Sun (The Offering Series #2)Author Jessika FleckRelease Date March 10, 2020Publisher Swoon ReadsDescription from AmazonCivil war has come to the island of Bellona. Veda Adeline believes in the Night. She’s joined the underground revolutionaries, led by Dorian Winters, and they’re determined to overthrow the ruling Imperi and find justice f **Disclaimer: I was given a free e-book of the below in exchange for an honest review as part of a tour hosted by Xpresso Tours via NetGalley.**Title Defy the Sun (The Offering Series #2)Author Jessika FleckRelease Date March 10, 2020Publisher Swoon ReadsDescription from AmazonCivil war has come to the island of Bellona. Veda Adeline believes in the Night. She’s joined the underground revolutionaries, led by Dorian Winters, and they’re determined to overthrow the ruling Imperi and find justice for her people.Nico Denali, Veda’s childhood friend and maybe-something-more, is one of those ruling Imperi, and he’s just been named heir to the most powerful man above ground.As the war intensifies, Veda and Nico are leveraged against each other: Veda is above as a hostage of the Imperi and Nico is below, taken by the Night. There’s no way Dorian is letting such a valuable hostage go.The island will burn unless Veda and Nico can come together to rip everything apart. But Nico and Dorian will never trust each other, and Veda’s heart might be the biggest casualty.Initial ThoughtsBeware the Night had such an epic (cliffhanger-filled) ending – I literally started Defy the Sun immediately. Needless to say, I was really excited to read this book.Some Things I LikedNo magic. I know, what am I saying? I love magic in books. However, I absolutely loved that this was a story that didn’t have any magic. Normally, no magic = sci-fi but, that wasn’t the case at all here and I can’t praise it any more highly. I thought the political plots were the stars here.Dystopian vibes without being sci-fi. I loved that this book had a non-specified time frame. I didn’t overthink it and I didn’t dwell on it. I loved that the society felt dystopian, but there weren’t unexplainable elements (like the technology featured in The Hunger Games).Two-book series. I loved that this was a duology. Two books perfectly captured this story and it’s been a while since I read a good duology.One Thing I Wasn’t Crazy AboutThat love triangle. I know, I know, I said that was my core issue with Beware the Night, but I just feel so bad for all of them. Poor Veda is torn, and poor Dorian and Nico both think they’re going to get the girl. *Spoiler Alert*, only one of them gets the girl. I just felt so bad for the disappointed party in this love triangle, it broke my heart.Series ValueSwoon Reads and Jessika Fleck, please give me a spin-off / sequel / novella (whatever you want) about that character I mentioned above! I’d love to revisit this setting and see how this society is doing.Final ThoughtsI really enjoyed this duology and particularly, this book. My only issue was the resolution of the love triangle, but other than that, this was a solid four-star read for me.⭐⭐⭐⭐Recommendations for Further ReadingThe Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins – if you liked the revolutionary vibes as well as the concept of “the offering” in Beware the Night, definitely check out The Hunger Games trilogy.Frostblood by Elly Blake – if you liked the love triangle as well as the idea of a persecuted group of people that leads to the main character smack in the middle of a revolution, try this trilogy by Elly Blake.Wicked Saints by Emily A. Duncan – if you liked the mysterious, revolution vibes as well as the day / night duology, check out this series. The sequel, Ruthless Gods, is coming out in April.
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  • K.L. Hallam
    January 1, 1970
    Jessika’s such a fantastic writer, and this book brings you right back to heart-thumping and into Veda’s POV — and Nico’s this time. Gripping emotions in a dystopian world ravaged by civil war. Such a fun reading escape!
  • 𝕓𝕒𝕟𝕒𝕟𝕒
    January 1, 1970
    felt a little disappointed with this book but nonetheless i did enjoy the whole series it was a fun read
  • Samantha Hastings
    January 1, 1970
    A stunning conclusion to the Beware the Night duology! Veda’s a prisoner of the Imperi and Nico is a prisoner of the Night, and their island is on the brink of war. Can they bring peace between their peoples? The storytelling is lush, unforgettable, and entirely satisfying.
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  • Maggie Rhoads
    January 1, 1970
    *This Review Contains Spoilers*- Read More Book Reviews at www.ajournalistsplacebookreviews.blog... -Three out of Five Stars*Disclaimer: Back in October, I received the Advanced Readers Edition from Fleck. She told me some of the content within the story was going to be edited. Therefore, if anything within my review sounds off, it simply has to do I read an Advanced Reader Edition.*Defy the Sun is the second and final book in the duology called the Offering Series. If you have not read my previ *This Review Contains Spoilers*- Read More Book Reviews at www.ajournalistsplacebookreviews.blog... -Three out of Five Stars*Disclaimer: Back in October, I received the Advanced Readers Edition from Fleck. She told me some of the content within the story was going to be edited. Therefore, if anything within my review sounds off, it simply has to do I read an Advanced Reader Edition.*Defy the Sun is the second and final book in the duology called the Offering Series. If you have not read my previous review, I highly recommend reading the summary because the duology picks up right where the first novel, Beware the Night, ends. After the fight at the end of the first novel, Veda is imprisoned and Nico is taken to the lower by Doiran in order to convince him to join the Night. Eventually, Veda escapes prison with the help of a prison guard and Nico simultaneously apologizes to the High Regent in order to find Veda and discover more secrets he could possibly use to have members join the Night instead of the Imperi. After quite a while, Nico finds out most of the Offerings occurring are executions the High Regent is trying to hide in order not to appear as a cruel and oppressive ruler. Veda's father, the Sindaco, creates a weapon that causes a volcano on Bellona to erupt. Veda, who has been in contact with Nico, leads the entire Night onto the island in order to save them. Nico and Veda then meet up and reveal the truth and the island of Bellona is at peace once again. Reading this entire series would have taken less than a week if I had not taken a break. I felt Beware the Night and Defy the Sun could have been only one novel. They are both about three hundred pages long, so there is not a reason why they could not be merged together. Also, in this book, I feel the characters were still very bland. They do not seem to have any overall growth. Correct, they lost people along the way, but none of the "round" characters, I should say, did not gain anything mentally. Some of the characters I did not feel needed to be included in the story. For example, Imi and Salazar did not need to be added to the story. I only felt they were just there and not making an overall impact on the plot of the story. I feel I should also address the Dorian, Nico, and Veda love triangle. For the entire time, I knew Veda was going to choose Nico simply because it was predictable. She's known him longer and Dorian, at the time, had worked with her and father. In most dystopian novels, most of which I feel need to cut off on the love triangle, I wish characters of the opposite gender would just be friends. In real life, people do not go around creating love triangles. The last complaint I have is how predictable this book was. Beware the Night included twists and turns in every chapter. Veda is going to lead a revolution? Poppy is going to die? The Sindaco is Veda's father! I feel unpredictable events that do not create any plot work to make a fun, interesting book. Not that Defy the Sun was not interesting, I feel it needed to be more unpredictable. Although I have my fair share of complaints, the world-building in this novel was still phenomenal. I still continue to love how this made-up world works and how the characters interact with each other. It's understandable that does not compare to the complaints I had. However, these two huge assets to the story are what made we still enjoy it. I rated this book three stars because it was simply an average book. Also, Beware the Night was better, so I felt this novel deserved a lower rating. - Read More Book Reviews at www.ajournalistsplacebookreviews.blog... -
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  • Maia Sitter
    January 1, 1970
    ****Disclaimer: I won an ARC of this book in a Goodreads Giveaway. I was NOT required to read or review the book in order to receive it, but have done so anyways. Because my copy is an Advanced Readers Copy (ARC) there may have been some changes to the published version that I am unaware of. Please take these things into consideration as you read my review.****This review will contain some spoilers."The energy in the room shifts. It's subtle, but I swear they begin to see: we're really not so di ****Disclaimer: I won an ARC of this book in a Goodreads Giveaway. I was NOT required to read or review the book in order to receive it, but have done so anyways. Because my copy is an Advanced Readers Copy (ARC) there may have been some changes to the published version that I am unaware of. Please take these things into consideration as you read my review.****This review will contain some spoilers."The energy in the room shifts. It's subtle, but I swear they begin to see: we're really not so different. When it comes down to it and it means saving family or doing what's truly right, it might not matter whether you worship the sun or the Moon. All of our hearts beat the same thump-thump-thump."~ Defy the Sun by Jessika Fleck (page 120)I overall enjoyed this book. However, I do have some problems with it.1. While I really enjoyed the storyline, the romance felt out of place and unnatural in this book.I am not a romance hater. I like some romance in my books generally. However, in this case the romance felt forced and weird. It didn't feel right for Dorian, Nico, and Veda to be so obsessed with their new love triangle while people were dying around them. Dorian and Veda felt forced and weird. They barely knew each other. And Nico and Veda were always whining about being apart even after they had just literally seen each other a few hours earlier. Everytime the romance started again, I was awkwardly pulled out of the story and into a weird love triangle that felt forced there to add something that this story did not need.2. Why was Dorian in power?I can understand why Veda and Nico were in leadership positions. They were heirs to the throne. I get it. But Dorian? There were so many older and more experienced Night soilders, but for seemingly no reason the Sindaco picked a teenaged boy to be his second in command? Like, what? I mean, I know the author wanted all three main characters to be important, but this felt unnatural to me. There is sero logic behind the Sindaco picking someone so young over many more experienced people.3. The conflict wrapped up too easily.We have so much build up and then they're able to solve the problem just like that? Like, what? Veda easily sneaks into the palace to make a plan with Nico. They easily pass out the medallions and everyone believes it. The medallions are also somehow enough proof to show the High Regent is guilty. Like, what? Nico and Veda could just have easily been the ones who carved the names on all those medallions to frame the High Regent. The proof wasn't there, but pretty much no one cares. Then, the volcano blows and everyone just listens to Nico and Veda, arrested the high Regent, and starts working together with the Night.It was all too easily solved in the end.Those are my biggest complaints with the book. I still enjoyed it, though. It was a good read, which is why I'm giving it three stars. I wanted to keep reading it. I wanted to know how the story would end.I really liked Nico's point of view. I actually found him more interesting to read about than Veda. He's got a good head on his shoulders and he actually seemed to be helping to stop the war, unlike Veda who I still think was really only important to inspire Nico to rise up and take over the government. I wish Dorian was a bit more fleshed out and didn't wine like a baby because the girl he didn't know very well wouldn't fall in love with him, but I liked his character overall. I found him interesting.I liked Bonwyn and Salazar about and Xaiver, Nico's mom, and Imi would good minor characters. The Sindaco's decent into madness was unexpected by me and I thought that it was played over pretty well.Overall, I liked this Duology and am glad that I read it.
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  • Olivia
    January 1, 1970
    See my full review here: https://www.yabookscentral.com/yafict...DEFY THE SUN is a fantastic conclusion to this YA fantasy duology. This book picks up right where the first book left off and does not spend time recapping, so I would highly recommend a reread of the first before jumping into this one. Bellona is a land divided not only along socioeconomic class lines (the Dogio and Basso) but also by a revolution. Bellona worships the sun and makes sacrifices to it, resulting in frequent loss of See my full review here: https://www.yabookscentral.com/yafict...DEFY THE SUN is a fantastic conclusion to this YA fantasy duology. This book picks up right where the first book left off and does not spend time recapping, so I would highly recommend a reread of the first before jumping into this one. Bellona is a land divided not only along socioeconomic class lines (the Dogio and Basso) but also by a revolution. Bellona worships the sun and makes sacrifices to it, resulting in frequent loss of loved ones.The Night is a group which is leading a rebellion against the current leadership and its many lies. Veda is a young girl who has been labelled as the Lunalette, a figure from a legend that says she will be the one to save them and lead a successful rebellion. On the other side is her best friend and love interest, Nico, who has been selected as Heir to the regent. The book begins with Nico being held by the Night and Veda being held by the Imperi, the militia of the regent.The book has a slow start as each of them learns more about their captors and figures out a course to freedom. The end of the book moves much faster as we get into the action of the plans they have created. This book has a solid ending without cliffhangers.What I loved: The writing is fluid and its easy to get caught up in Bellona and the intricacies of this world. We get perspectives of both Veda and Nico, which also gives extra insights into what is going on. There are a number of secondary characters (including a love interest creating a triangle) that add to the story. The characters here are quite compelling, and it was easy to step into their lives.What left me wanting more: Small things, but I would have liked the end to be drawn out a bit more with more explanations about the Sindaco's mental state in particular. I also would have liked a bit more reasoning behind the resolution of the love triangle.Final verdict: Engaging, atmospheric, and full of compelling characters, DEFY THE SUN is a great conclusion to a really great YA fantasy series. Would highly recommend for fans of HUNGER GAMES, FROSTBLOOD SAGA, and the MATCHED series.Please note that I received an ARC from the publisher. All opinions are my own.
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  • Tien
    January 1, 1970
    Defy the Sun picks up pretty much immediately right after Beware the Night so this is definitely one of those series you must read in order and you really do want to have to both books before you dive in because it really feels like 1 big book although one big change in this installment is that we have Nico's POV as well as Veda's and it's just beautiful.It is now all out war between the Day and Night and both sides are suffering losses they could barely afford. Nico and Veda and some others wan Defy the Sun picks up pretty much immediately right after Beware the Night so this is definitely one of those series you must read in order and you really do want to have to both books before you dive in because it really feels like 1 big book although one big change in this installment is that we have Nico's POV as well as Veda's and it's just beautiful.It is now all out war between the Day and Night and both sides are suffering losses they could barely afford. Nico and Veda and some others want this war to end before their whole world burns however as Nico and Veda are in position of power now, the burden mostly falls on them. But as they are separated, how are they to collaborate to end this blasted war?To be honest, this novel is rather heavy in romance and while I expected that, I had to work hard to not hold against the love triangle issue. You'll note I whinged about that in the last book, well... it got a bit worse in this book until it got better. Thankfully, Veda's got a good head on her shoulders and at the end, everything worked well.Defy the Sun was a riveting read; I was on tenterhook, not only because of the resolution of the love triangle, but also for the resolution of this world's division. I really couldn't guess how it could be resolved and , at 85%, had my doubts that it'd be resolved in this book! But the explosive ending totally worked and I'm left with a peaceful heart.Thank you Swoon Reads and Xpresso Tours for including me in this blog tour & ecopy of book in exchange of my honest thoughts
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  • Becca Mee
    January 1, 1970
    I loved Beware the Night, and I thought that Defy the Sun was a very solid sequel. Veda and Nico find themselves once again on opposite sides of the struggle between the High Regent and the Night. Both languish in prisons on those respective sides and dream of a way to escape and stop the oncoming war. They soon get their wish. Veda returns to the Night and must grapple with the truths she's learned about herself and the movement, and Nico must return to Bellona as heir and outfox the cunning Hi I loved Beware the Night, and I thought that Defy the Sun was a very solid sequel. Veda and Nico find themselves once again on opposite sides of the struggle between the High Regent and the Night. Both languish in prisons on those respective sides and dream of a way to escape and stop the oncoming war. They soon get their wish. Veda returns to the Night and must grapple with the truths she's learned about herself and the movement, and Nico must return to Bellona as heir and outfox the cunning High Regent. Will they be able to bridge the gap between their people and bring peace before its too late? Or will it go out in smoke? Defy the Sun is a vivid conclusion to this trilogy. Fleck is an exquisite storyteller who writes with a style that is very engaging. I enjoyed this book, although not as much as the first. It is full of action, betrayal and shades of gray. It has a love that must overcome seemingly impossible odds to thrive. I loved the romance and the love triangle between Nico and Veda and Veda and Damian, and am quite satisfied of how it was settled. The worldbuilding is incredible, just as it was in BTN. Defy the Sun is a gripping conclusion to this high-stakes duology about power, love, and rectifying the sins of the past.
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  • Alicia
    January 1, 1970
    I received a free digital copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. It's been several weeks since I read the first book in this duology, Beware the Night. It was easy to pick back up with the characters and plot. Where the first book focused primarily on Veda's point of view, this one alternates between her and Nico as they return to their respective sides and work closely with those in charge. Both find that the respective leaders are not quite what they seem and throug I received a free digital copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. It's been several weeks since I read the first book in this duology, Beware the Night. It was easy to pick back up with the characters and plot. Where the first book focused primarily on Veda's point of view, this one alternates between her and Nico as they return to their respective sides and work closely with those in charge. Both find that the respective leaders are not quite what they seem and through notes and some (luckly) well placed allies, they work together to unite the people of the island. I enjoyed the book, though I found the love triangle reminded me of The Hunger Games (there's a war and we're supposed to be worried about which boy she'll choose?). In addition, until I decided to look for the sequel on Goodreads, when I was about two-thirds of the way through with this book, I assumed there would be a third book, as this second book seemed to lag up until the last third-which is when it picked up a bit too quickly, and ended things rather abruptly.
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  • Dawn Thomas
    January 1, 1970
    Defy the Sun by Jessika FleckBook Review by Dawn Thomas304 PagesPublisher: Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group / Swoon ReadsRelease Date: March 10, 2020Teens & Young Adult, Fantasy, DystopianThe story picks up where Beware the Night left off. Nico was rescued by the Night and Veda has been taken hostage by the Imperi guards. They are planning an elaborate Offerings ceremony to set an example. Veda tries to get sympathy from her guard. At the same time, the Night is trying to recruit him. As th Defy the Sun by Jessika FleckBook Review by Dawn Thomas304 PagesPublisher: Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group / Swoon ReadsRelease Date: March 10, 2020Teens & Young Adult, Fantasy, DystopianThe story picks up where Beware the Night left off. Nico was rescued by the Night and Veda has been taken hostage by the Imperi guards. They are planning an elaborate Offerings ceremony to set an example. Veda tries to get sympathy from her guard. At the same time, the Night is trying to recruit him. As the Heir to the Imperi, it would a feather in their cap if he switched sides. The war between the two groups is destroying Bellona. Soon there won’t be anything left.The book is the second in The Offering Series. It is written in present tense and switches point of view between Veda and Nico. The story flows well and the characters are well developed. In fact, we learn more details of the secondary characters. If you like the Hunger Games, you will probably enjoy this book.
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  • Jessica Belmont
    January 1, 1970
    After reading Beware the Night, I was really excited to read Defy the Sun! I really enjoyed the dualogy. I don’t read many of them, but feel this really created a sense of closure for the story.There is a love triangle, but hear me out. I actually really love the way Jessika Fleck wrote this triangle. It felt much more plausible than most. Don’t let that subplot fool you into thinking anything but good things about this book.The plot is unique. This is not a typical Dystopian, and for that, I re After reading Beware the Night, I was really excited to read Defy the Sun! I really enjoyed the dualogy. I don’t read many of them, but feel this really created a sense of closure for the story.There is a love triangle, but hear me out. I actually really love the way Jessika Fleck wrote this triangle. It felt much more plausible than most. Don’t let that subplot fool you into thinking anything but good things about this book.The plot is unique. This is not a typical Dystopian, and for that, I really enjoyed it. The world building and characters were great. I was pretty immersed in this story.Overall, I think Defy the Sun is my favorite of the two books, but this dualogy is fantastic. Recommended for sure.Rating:4/5☆*I received a free copy of this book from Xpresso Book Tours in exchange for an honest review on the blog tour. All opinions are my own and unbiased.*
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  • Meaghan Hurn
    January 1, 1970
    Defy The Sun is a fantastic conclusion to this YA fantasy duology!If you're new to the series, you'll need to start at the beginning because Defy The Sun doesn't waste your time with a ton of recapping, (which I prefer.)The book has a slow start as each of the characters learns about their captors and decide on a plan of action. The end of the book moves much faster once they enact their plans and get the ball moving.  I thoroughly enjoyed the first book in this series, and the sequel did not di Defy The Sun is a fantastic conclusion to this YA fantasy duology!If you're new to the series, you'll need to start at the beginning because Defy The Sun doesn't waste your time with a ton of recapping, (which I prefer.)The book has a slow start as each of the characters learns about their captors and decide on a plan of action. The end of the book moves much faster once they enact their plans and get the ball moving.  I thoroughly enjoyed the first book in this series, and the sequel did not disappoint.If you're looking to start this awesome journey, start here: Beware the Night
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  • Michelle
    January 1, 1970
    In the much anticipated second book of the Beware the Night duology, Defy the Sun picks up after Veda's failed offering. Veda awakes to find herself imprisoned by the Imperi, and must escape before she is publicly executed. Nico is likewise saved and held hostage by the Night. Each concerned about the other, the fight for survival and the path back to one another is immediate. As the political power-plays of both the Imperi and the Night become clear, the only way to reunite the people of Bellon In the much anticipated second book of the Beware the Night duology, Defy the Sun picks up after Veda's failed offering. Veda awakes to find herself imprisoned by the Imperi, and must escape before she is publicly executed. Nico is likewise saved and held hostage by the Night. Each concerned about the other, the fight for survival and the path back to one another is immediate. As the political power-plays of both the Imperi and the Night become clear, the only way to reunite the people of Bellona is for Nico and Veda to bring their people together. A quick and lively read, readers will enjoy the growing relationships between the characters and a very satisfying conclusion.
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  • Nancy (The Avid Reader)
    January 1, 1970
    Defy the Sun takes off right where Beware the Night ended. War has come to the island of Bellona between the underground revolutionaries and the Imperi. The underground revolutionist wants to make their world a better place for its entire people. The island will burn if the revolutionaries and the Imperi can’t come to an agreement that will appease everyone.Veda has been taken hostage by the Imperi and is being held in a cell until the day of her execution. Veda hopes to escape before that terri Defy the Sun takes off right where Beware the Night ended. War has come to the island of Bellona between the underground revolutionaries and the Imperi. The underground revolutionist wants to make their world a better place for its entire people. The island will burn if the revolutionaries and the Imperi can’t come to an agreement that will appease everyone.Veda has been taken hostage by the Imperi and is being held in a cell until the day of her execution. Veda hopes to escape before that terrible day arrives. Nico has been taken by Dorian an underground revolutionist. Nico has been chosen as the heir to the highest person of the Imperi. Dorian and Nico both are in love with Veda but she is so confused about how she feels but only one boy can come out the winner and can receive her heart in the end. Who will it be? Will it be Dorian? Or will it be Nico.Defy the Sun was just as intriguing as its predecessor Beware the Night. It grabbed my attention from the first page and held it until the end with all its twists and turns in between. It will have you racing to the end to learn all its secrets and wanting to know which of the two guys, Dorian or Nico, Veda will chose. I love the world that was created for Beware the Night world. It felt like an apocalyptic or dystopian type of book and if anyone knows me then they know that I love apocalyptic and dystopian books. I would love to see Beware the Night and Defy the Sun on the big screen. If you like dystopian or apocalyptic books then give this duology, Beware the Night and Defy the Sun a try I don’t believe you would be disappointed in the least.
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  • Nat ⭐️
    January 1, 1970
    Sad, tentative DNF status as of 4/1/2020. I’m just not in the mood to get immersed into the world of this book again at the moment; I forgot just how much lore was established in book 1 (and how long it’s been since I even read book 1!) that, when I started this one, I was constantly trying to figure out 1) who everyone was 2) where we left off 3) why I should even care about the people on the page. I’ll (probably, eventually) pick this one up again in the future... likely after giving book 1 a Sad, tentative DNF status as of 4/1/2020. I’m just not in the mood to get immersed into the world of this book again at the moment; I forgot just how much lore was established in book 1 (and how long it’s been since I even read book 1!) that, when I started this one, I was constantly trying to figure out 1) who everyone was 2) where we left off 3) why I should even care about the people on the page. I’ll (probably, eventually) pick this one up again in the future... likely after giving book 1 a reread or at least a once-over.
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  • B.R. Myers
    January 1, 1970
    Picking up right after the heart stopping cliff hanger in BEWARE THE KNIGHT, this YA fantasy delivers plot twists and tight action sequences that will keep readers on edge. With memorable characters whose authenticity comes to life off the page, Fleck effortlessly blends mythology with a thoroughly fashioned world at war. DEFY THE SUN is a satisfying thrill ride that brings this duology to a satisfying conclusion.
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  • Stacy Van Buskirk
    January 1, 1970
    I enjoyed this duology and the world of Bellona. The first book, "Beware the Night" was mostly in Veda's point of view whereas "Defy the Sun" went between Veda and Nico's point of view. This broke up the story line into two: what's happening in the lower and what is happening in the palace. The ending wasn't a perfect tied-in-a-bow ending which I like, but it did leave me wondering how life would go on for the Bellonians.
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  • Fallon
    January 1, 1970
    What a fantastic conclusion. What will happen to a world divided into two groups that are at war? Veda has two men who adore her so where does her heart lie? I loved every second and I think Defy the Sun was even better than the first. Characters are forced to make hard decisions. This is a must read!
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  • CR
    January 1, 1970
    Although, this one was much better than book one. I still felt like it was lacking what I was looking for. It still suffered from being far too slow in spots. In this one I felt like the characters were lacking and it was weird to all of a sudden get another POV. All in all this one just wasn't for me at all. Go Into This One Knowing: Love Triangle, Slow
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  • Kim Smejkal
    January 1, 1970
    Wow, that was a ride! I thoroughly enjoyed the first book in this series, and the sequel did not disappoint. Full review to come when I can better gather my thoughts, but it was glorious to be back in Veda's world again!
  • Lillie Vale
    January 1, 1970
    Super excited for the follow-up to Fleck's gorgeous first book in the Beware the Night duology!
  • Imani
    January 1, 1970
    It's a DUOLOGY??! So this is the final book omg, I'm sorta excited!! I hope this ends well!! (btw the covers for this duology...I love 'em. So pretty!)
  • M.
    January 1, 1970
    It was a good read.
  • Suzanne Christensen
    January 1, 1970
    This was a great conclusion to the series. I actually liked this one better than the first and I really liked the first one.
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