Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Waiting on Wednesday (#240): The Defiant by Lesley Livingston


"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.


This week, I'm featuring:


The Defiant by Lesley Livingston
Book Two of The Valiant series
Publisher: Razorbill
Publication Date: February 13, 2018

Summary (from Goodreads):

Gladiator Fallon and her warrior sisters must face off against a rival gladiator academy in this lush sequel to the highly anticipated historical fantasy The Valiant.

They call her "Victrix" now. Victory.

But winning the highest honor ever bestowed upon a gladiatrix in Rome has earned Fallon more deadly enemies outside the arena than she ever faced within it. And it is those dearest to Fallon who will pay the price for her success. 

Now, Fallon and her warrior sisters are thrust into a vicious conflict with a rival gladiator academy, one that will threaten not only Fallon's heart - and her love for Roman soldier Cai - but the very heart of the Roman Empire.




I loved The Valiant! This new book sounds awesome and the cover is amazing. The only thing I specifically want is for the romance to be as great (or even better) than in book one!

26 comments:

  1. Oooh! This sounds like a great series! Great pick!!!

    Here’s my WoW!

    Ronyell @ Rabbit Ears Book Blog

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  2. I haven't read this series yet, but it does sound exciting..and the covers are both so intense! Love them. Hope this ones gives you the romance you're hoping for, Alyssa! :D

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  3. I haven't read the first book but I really want to :) And I love this cover so much, and the story sounds amazing.
    Hope you enjoy it as much as you did the first one, Alyssa! And that the romance is even more wonderful :)
    Here's my WoW

    Amy @ A Magical World Of Words

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  4. I wasn't thrilled with Valiant but I'd give the sequel a try!
    @TeacherofYA

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  5. Nice! Still haven't read this author! But I might someday! Lol!

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    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

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  6. Oh I need to read book one. It's on my TBR, so many books! I hope I can get to it before this one comes out so I can marathon them! My WoW

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  7. I haven't read the first instalment, but it sounds like something I could really enjoy! Definitely hope you have a blast with this second book, and cheers to (more) amazing romance :D

    Thanks for sharing and stopping by my blog earlier!

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  8. I still need to read The Valiant, but it's on my list:-) I love this cover, this is the first time I've seen it. Thanks for sharing, Alyssa!

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  9. You read my mind!! This is my pick for next week; I already have it scheduled and everything. I really liked Valiant, but I know you loved it! Here's hoping we get more romance in this sequel. And the cover...SOO good!

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  10. I agree that the cover is simple amazing...I love the hues of purple.

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  11. Ahhhh, I still haven't read the first one yet. lol! I feel like such a slacker lately. I definitely want to read the first one, and then I'm sure I will be waiting right along with you for this one. I love a kick-ass heroine. Great pick!

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  12. I really need to read the first book soon. Its been on my TBR for waaay too long.
    I hope you enjoy this one when it comes out :)
    Here is my WOW 

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  13. Nice cover! I love the action on it. Hope you enjoy!

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  14. This series has the coolest covers! Love the blurb too. Thanks for sharing. Hope you enjoy book two as much as the first :)

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  15. YAAASSSS I need this book so bad. I love The Valiant and this one is going to have Amazons? How could I not be excited! I hope we both love this one ^_^

    Have a great week!
    Brittany @ Brittany's Book Rambles

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  16. Love that cover!! I really need to read TV before this comes out. Great pick!

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  17. Amazing cover! I have the audiobook and I hope to read it before the end of the year. I hope you love it!

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  18. Ahh I can't wait for this book as well! I absolutely loved and enjoyed the first book so much. Great pick Alyssa! Thank you so much for the awesome post my friend.

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  19. I've definitely got this queued up for a future WoW! Can't wait! :D

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

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  20. Oh my gosh that cover looks AWESOME. I haven't read the Valiant yet but I need to so I'm ready when THIS comes out lol.

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  21. I love this cover but haven't read the first in the series yet. I hope you enjoy this one, Alyssa!

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  22. Oooh exciting! I really liked the first book, and this cover and blurb have got me stoked for book two.

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  23. Yesss. I'm sharing about this one today, lol :D Lovely pick Alyssa. <3 I didn't love The Valiant, though.. aw. But still really curious about this one :D And yesss. Please let the romance be great :)

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