This is a meme hosted by Breaking the Spine where every Wednesday bloggers highlight a book that they are eagerly anticipating the release of!
By Sara B Larson
Release Date: January 7, 2013
Alexa Hollen is a fighter. Forced to disguise herself as a boy and serve in the king's army, Alex uses her quick wit and fierce sword-fighting skills to earn a spot on the elite prince's guard. But when a powerful sorcerer sneaks into the palace in the dead of night, even Alex, who is virtually unbeatable, can't prevent him from abducting her, her fellow guard and friend Rylan, and Prince Damian, taking them through the treacherous wilds of the jungle and deep into enemy territory.
The longer Alex is held captive with both Rylan and the prince, the more she realizes that she is not the only one who has been keeping dangerous secrets. And suddenly, after her own secret is revealed, Alex finds herself confronted with two men vying for her heart: the safe and steady Rylan, who has always cared for her, and the dark, intriguing Damian. With hidden foes lurking around every corner, is Alex strong enough to save herself and the kingdom she's sworn to protect?
I know love triangles can get annoying, but how awesome does this book sound? I mean, she pretends to be a man so that she can join the army, ends up being the guard for the Prince, gets capture with said prince and her best friend, and then once it's revealed she's a girl, both of them want her. Talk about complicated! I really love the whole idea of her being a guard for the prince and then having to choose between the prince and a fellow guard/friend. I can't wait to see how it turns out!