Wednesday, May 21, 2014

The Kiss of Deception by Mary E. Pearson Review

The Kiss of Deception
(The Remnant Chronicles #1)

Author:  Mary E. Pearson
Release Date: 
July 15th 2014
ASIN: B00I1W23A4
Pages: 492
Genre: Dystopian, Young Adult
The Remnant Chronicles #1


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 assasin 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.


Recieved this copy from netgalley.
“The Kiss of Deception” was a book I never expected to see my self read. This may be the first novel in quite awhile that I have sat down and enjoyed that contained royalty consisting of kings, queens, princes, and princesses.

The author of this book was quite creative in creating this work of art, as she/he wrote in such a way that it left you guessing which character was which throughout most of the first half. It is along with this and the title of the book that drew me into it's contents, but I will admit that once it revealed which role everyone played, I became annoyed at being completely wrong when I guessed who was who and it almost resulted in me wanting to throw the book in frustration and leave it where it lay. While pushing down my negative feelings, I continued to read to the end and was rewarded for my effort.

Rafe is a strong, courageous, and nice (though rough in the beginning) character, who falls in love with Lia, while Kaden shows a hidden side, you will have to read to find out what that side is, and Lia just wants to be free and live life. The female character is very brave in my opinion, for taking charge and doing things for herself; one event being an employee at a diner so she can make money for her friend, Pauline, and herself.

I found this story a bit slow after all the characters roles were figured out, but I still quite enjoyed it and hope to read the second book when it comes out.

3 out of 5 Howling Wolves

1 comment:

  1. I'm really excited about this book, I've always been a sucker for court dramas! Thank you for the review!

    Lyanna @