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Thursday, June 2, 2016

Book Review: Defy + Givaways

I am so happy to be able to share with you all the third release in The Blades of Acktar Series! And so, with out further ado...

Summary: The war for Acktar has begun.
With his betrayal revealed, former Blade Leith Torren flees into the Sheered Rock Hills, pursued by King Respen’s vengeful Blades.
Left behind at Nalgar Castle, Renna Faythe tries to find her purpose, yet that purpose isn’t what she expected.
Brandi Faythe has been torn from her sister, and that isn’t all right. If Leith can’t rescue Renna, Brandi will take matters into her own hands.
War demands sacrifice. Courage falters. Who will find the strength to defy King Respen?
Acktar rests on one hope:
The Leader is ready.

Thoughts: Third in the series, peaking with an intense climax, and full of...well, everything, Defy most certainly didn't disappoint!
 The plot moves quickly, often leaving me wondering how there were so many chapters left when so much had already happened, but never lagged. Character development that had already begun moved to new heights and others just began the journey, all fantastically done! Also, there's a bit of a surprise in here!
 Not to mention I always appreciate stories that truly express faith, which is the very core of this series!
 While this book is definitely not a stand alone, it is a great continuation that left me at the edge of my seat so many times! And the ending was wonderful, especially when compared to Deny's cliffhanger!

Content: There are some fairly brutal descriptions of violence, but only to the extent of emphasis without excessiveness. Otherwise, a clean read for all ages!

About the Author:
 Tricia Mingerink is a twenty-something, book-loving, horse-riding country girl. She lives in Michigan with her family and their pack of pets. When she isn’t writing, she can be found pursuing backwoods adventures across the country.
You can connect with her on Facebook, Pinterest, Goodreads, Twitter, Instagram, and her blog.

 And don't forget to check out the Facebook Party! With giveaways, a guest author, and a live character chat, it's sure to be a blast!

 If you missed the first two books, now's the chance to snatch them up with this great giveaway on Goodreads! Dare and Deny

Also, stop by all the other awesome blogs on the tour:
May 26
May 27
May 30
May 31 – Release Day!
June 1
June 2
June 3


  1. Great review! I loved this book too! LEITH!

  2. Thanks for having me on your blog!

  3. Thanks for having me on your blog!

    1. My pleasure! Thank you for the opportunity to review your awesome book!