Friday Monday, which means we’re over at Kirkus! Today Thea takes on her first big release of 2014 with a review of YA fantasy novel Defy by debut author Sara B. Larson.
Unfortunately, Defy is hardly defiant of crappy stereotypes (essentially, the book is a vehicle for a very poorly written love triangle). Go forth HERE and get the full review.
CJ ListroJanuary 6, 2014 at 4:52 pm
Sigh. When will the love triangle get out of my fantasy? I want war and magic and unexpected heroism, not brooding girls wondering if Mr. X is hotter and slightly less creepily controlling than Mr. Y.
Sarcasm & Lemons
hapaxJanuary 6, 2014 at 9:07 pm
Oh dear, this book. THIS book. It had so much potential to be awesometacular, and it wound up a limp sack of gender essentialist cliches.
When I’m reading about a Strong Female Warrior stereotype and I find myself counting how many time she cries or throws a pouty-fit, I know the book has achieved new and astonishing levels of Fail.