Download the free Kindle app and start reading Kindle books instantly on your smartphone, tablet or computer – no Kindle device required. Learn more
Read instantly on your browser with Kindle Cloud Reader.
Using your mobile phone camera, scan the code below and download the Kindle app.
Please enter your mobile phone number or email address
By pressing "Send link", you agree to Amazon's Conditions of Use.
You consent to receive an automated text message from or on behalf of Amazon about the Kindle App at your mobile number above. Consent is not a condition of any purchase. Message and data rates may apply.
Follow the Author
Defy the Night Hardcover – 14 September 2021
Save Extra with 4 offers
Enhance your purchase
Frequently bought together
“Brigid Kemmerer has woven her compelling heroine into a kinetic tale of the tension between duty, love and trust.” ―Cassandra Clare, #1 New York Times bestselling author of THE LAST HOURS
“Immersive and engaging, Defy the Night is a romantic epic that blends magic and politics with a deft hand.” ―Adrienne Young, New York Times Bestselling author of FABLE
“Defy the Night is a twisty, edge-of-your-seat fantasy that has it all--outlaws, court intrigue, rebellions, and romance. Addicting from page one!” ―#1 New York Times best-selling author Jennifer L. Armentrout
“A captivating combination of thrilling adventure, swoon-worthy romance, and royal intrigue, Defy the Night is everything I crave in a fantasy romance.” ―Stephanie Garber, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Caraval series
“Defy the Night has everything you want in a story: a complex, dangerous world where anyone could be your enemy, a tortured hero, and my personal favorite: plenty of kissing. This book is unputdownable.” ―Isabel Ibañez, author of WOVEN IN MOONLIGHT, a William C. Morris award finalist
“A high stakes fantasy with heart and originality. Kemmerer is a master of nuance and political intrigue, and readers will fall in love with her characters while they race through the pages.” ―Elizabeth Lim, New York Times bestselling author of SPIN THE DAWN and SO THIS IS LOVE
“A breathtaking, tender, and fiercely page-turning story, Defy the Night has left me thinking and questioning, which is the best thing any book can do.” ―New York Times bestselling author, Mary E. Pearson
“The multifaceted cast of characters sparkles. . . . A foreboding twist on the tale of Robin Hood, Defy the Night is a promising series debut.” ―Foreword Reviews, starred review
“The slow-burn romance-between an idealist with straightforward moral beliefs and a pragmatist trapped by duty-will keep the pages turning, as will the scheming of the king's consuls and the rebellion brewing in the background . . . . The personal and the political intertwine in this engaging series opener.” ―Kirkus Reviews
“Kemmerer employs dual narration with a deft hand. . . . a page-turning read.” ―BCCB
“Defy the Night hits the ground running and never slows down. . . . Brigid Kemmerer takes readers on a breakneck journey about power, deceit and the price of progress. . . . Thoughtful, multifaceted and truly character-driven, Defy the Night is ultimately a hopeful story that shows how those who dare to envision a better future also have the power to make it a reality.” ―BookPage
About the Author
Brigid Kemmerer is the author of the New York Times bestselling Cursebreaker series, which includes A Curse So Dark and Lonely, A Heart So Fierce and Broken, and A Vow So Bold and Deadly. She has also written the contemporary young adult romances Call It What You Want, More Than We Can Tell, and Letters to the Lost, as well as paranormal young adult stories, including the Elemental series and Thicker Than Water. A full-time writer, Brigid lives in the Baltimore area with her family.
- Publisher : Bloomsbury YA (14 September 2021)
- Language : English
- Hardcover : 496 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1547604662
- ISBN-13 : 978-1547604661
- Reading age : 13 - 17 years
- Item Weight : 612 g
- Dimensions : 16.08 x 3.43 x 23.6 cm
- Country of Origin : USA
Best Sellers Rank:
#530,840 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
- Customer Reviews:
About the author
Top review from India
There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.
Top reviews from other countries
I loved how corrick at the end of the day was just a boy who was trying to do his best for his kingdom, his character is written so beautifully that you can’t but emphasise with him!
Tessa is yet another badass lead who is trying her best to save the people in her kingdom despite the risks to herself.
It was a unique story telling that had a lot of twists and turns, some expected and some very much not!I’m really excited to watch this series and world evolve and see where it takes our characters!
This book has so many beautiful aspects to it that’s just gets you hooked from the get go! romance, friends to lovers, political drama, kingdoms and so much more!
I enjoyed Kemmerer's writing style. It was a breeze to read and engaging. I think her characters and plot are well thought out and portrayed. I enjoyed that the central plotline occurs around a mysterious illness plaguing the kingdom and a cure that is not readily available even as we still deal with COVID in our world.
I'm not usually a fan of the guy/girl POV switch off because I seem to always find one viewpoint lacking. Not here. I was equally engaged by both Tessa's story and Corrick's story and even more so in the ways they connect. The first-person narrative from their POV really brought out the emotion and toil behind the characters. They were struggling and it was done well. Tessa and Corrick both felt like genuine people struggling with darkness in the world and the darkness of the people around them, including themselves.
I think my only real criticism is the way the conflict is resolved. It's definitely plotted well and makes sense from the direction it is written, however, it just doesn't feel realistic to me. Seeing how people raged on all sides about COVID and the bullheadedness on stances, I'm hardpressed to believe that a rebellion born of such desperation, fear, and mistrust can be quelled the way it was.
All in all, I enjoyed and recommend Defy the Night, and with questions still unanswered, I'm assuming there will be another one, which I look forward to.
The book was good. No doubt. But it did not blow me away. Not much about Defy really set it apart from any of the other hundreds of dystopian fantasy YA novels out there.
The book was mostly romance, with some soul-searching thrown in, and a pinch of court intrigue.
I almost feel like the sickness plot-line was just thrown in there to give Tessa and Corrick a reason to meet. The majority of the book focuses on Tessa’s feelings for Wes. Then her feelings for Corrick. She also spends an awful lot of the book “in tears”. Yet, somehow I really enjoyed her. She wasn’t fearless, she wasn’t perfect. She felt pretty real.
Corrick, for his part is a little more complex. He’s seen as this brutal, soulless killer who…hates killing, but his loyalty to his brother (the king) keeps him from giving it all up. His character arc, tho predictable YA, was quite enjoyable.
The Fever. I want to talk about that too. Whenever the fever plot is brought back up, it’s always:
How to stop people from raiding petal supplies
How to mix the petals into proper dosages.
Where moonflower is grown.
In essence, I fee like the book was more focused on the FLOWER rather than the sickness.
No effort is made to discover how the fever spreads (it’s just unknown)
No effort is made to discover where it came from (just started one day)
I suppose that could be the focus of future books because this 450 page book was definitely just a prelude. I can see how much material she has to work with for the next installments! I hope we understand the fever more by the end of the series.
Despite What I said earlier, Tessa was a likable character, and I love a good YA romance!