Author Guest Post: Defy the Sun

Defy the Sun Blog Tour

Defy the Sun, sequel to Beware the Night, released this week! Last year, I interviewed author Jessika Fleck about Beware the Night (read the interview here) and I’m excited to welcome her back to the blog today with a top ten list!

Top Ten Books with Jessika Fleck

  1. Harry Potter (a given)
  2. The Chaos Walking trilogy (outlandishly underrated)
  3. The Book Thief (a work of art)
  4. Jane Eyre (feminism and ghosts)
  5. Practical Magic (feminism and ghosts 😉)
  6. His Dark Materials series (truly magical)
  7. The Color Purple (a masterpiece)
  8. The Giver (a true classic)
  9. Skellig (amazingly weird and lovely)
  10. Coraline (bizarre in all the best ways)

Defy the SunAbout Defy the Sun

Release Date: March 10, 2020
Find it: Goodreads, Amazon, Barnes & Noble

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.

Jessika Fleck

About Jessika Fleck


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.

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