Thursday, March 12, 2020

Blog Tour + Review + #Giveaway: Defy the Sun by Jessika Fleck @jessikafleck @XpressoTours

Defy the Sun
Jessika Fleck
(The Offering Series, #2)
Published by: Swoon Reads
Publication date: March 10th 2020
Genres: Dystopian, Fantasy, Young Adult

In this electrifying YA dystopian sequel to Beware the Night, Veda is captured and leveraged against her best friend, who fights for the opposing force.

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.

Praise for Defy the Sun

“Jessika Fleck’s duology is a lyrical adventure with a twisting vein of romance throughout. I was both enchanted and haunted till the very end!” —Erin Beaty, author of the Traitor’s Trilogy

Beware the Night

“Jessika Fleck delights with a new fantasy novel set in a world where the Sun reigns supreme and the Night is your enemy—literally. Brims with secrets, betrayal, and a genuinely believable love triangle!” —Pintip Dunn, New York Times bestselling author of the Forget Tomorrow series

My Review of Defy the Sun:

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.

My Review of Beware the Night:

On the island of Bellona there are three groups of people. One group is the upper class called the Dogio, the second group is the lower class of people known as the Basso and the last group are called the Night. On Bellona people are divided by what they believe. Most people worship the Sun but some worship the moon.

Veda and her grandfather worship the Sun. They believe that everything they have and the food they have is a result of the Sun and doing what is right. If you want to survive then you must look towards the Sun and never let the darkness into your world if you want to live.

The people on Bellona make sacrifices to the Sun with a human. If you let the darkness into your life and the night chooses you then you are sacrificed. When Veda’s grandfather is chosen she turns away from the Sun and looks towards the night for answers. Veda now questions everything she has been taught because she knows her grandfather is a good person. Veda’s eyes and mind is opened tremendously on this fateful night.

After turning toward the night Veda meets a young man, Dorian. Dorian belongs to a group called the Night, an underground resistance group who want to change how things are done. After meeting the resistance group Night Veda’s world is about to spilt wide open. With meeting this group of people Veda learns a lot about herself and the world around her. She learns that her world has always been made up of lies and betrayal and secrets are being revealed with each turn of the page.

I really enjoyed reading Beware the night and I loved the world that was created for it. The world and the story itself was just awesome and so very intriguing. I seriously can’t wait to dive into the next book Defy the Sun to continue this amazing journey.

I would recommend Beware the Night to all dystopian and fantasy fans.

Author Bio:

Jessika Fleck is an author, unapologetic coffee drinker, and knitter — she sincerely hopes to one day discover a way to do all three at once. Until then, she continues collecting vintage typewriters and hourglasses, dreaming of an Ireland getaway, and convincing her husband they NEED more kittens. Her YA debut, THE CASTAWAYS (Entangled TEEN), is now available. Her next YA novel, BEWARE THE NIGHT (Swoon Reads/Macmillan) releases March 12, 2019. More at



Giselle said...

Great review! This sounds very compelling and unique, too!

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