Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Kiss of Deception by Mary E. Pearson Review

I have been saving this review for a while. Thanks to Net Galley I was given an ARC of Mary E. Pearson’s new fantasy young adult novel, Kiss of Deception, which is the first installment in her new Remnant Chronicles series. I had never read anything by Pearson but based on the summary, I was quite intrigued.

In this timeless new trilogy about love and sacrifice, a princess must find her place in a reborn world.

In a society steeped in tradition, Princess Lia’s life follows a preordained course. As First Daughter, she is expected to have the revered gift of sight—but she doesn’t—and she knows her parents are perpetrating a sham when they arrange her marriage to secure an alliance with a neighboring kingdom—to a prince she has never met.

On the morning of her wedding, Lia flees to a distant village. She settles into a new life, hopeful when two mysterious and handsome strangers arrive—and unaware that one is the jilted prince and the other an assassin sent to kill her. Deception abounds, and Lia finds herself on the brink of unlocking perilous secrets—even as she finds herself falling in love.

 I cannot express how much I loved this book. I read it in March and I have been saving my review closer to its July 8th publication, but I cannot wait any longer. The main reason I love Kiss of Deception is the suspense of finding out who the assassin is and who the prince is. The story is told between alternating viewpoints of Lia, the assassin, and the prince. I was on the edge of my seat and I was constantly changing my guess. Don’t worry, the mystery is revealed in the first book. I can’t wait to see how this trilogy is going to play out. There is a cliffhanger ending, so be warned! I’m very sad to wait until the second installment, The Heart of Betrayal, in 2015 but I have been constantly recommending this book. I already had a list of library patrons who are eager to get their hands on it as well.  

Fans of The His Fair Assassins books by Robin LaFevers will love this trilogy! 

Head over to My Friends are Fiction to check out their LEGO cover of Kiss of Deception! 


Eileen said...

Yes I've been dying to read this book! I'm so excited you reference it to the His Fair Assassins books! I love that series!! Awesome review :)

Eileen @ BookCatPin :)

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