The Kiss of Deception by Mary E. Pearson

Disclaimer: I bought this book for a readalong! Support your authors!

Book Series: The Remnant Chronicles Book 1

Rating: 4/5

Diversity: n/a

Publication Date: July 8, 2014

Genre: YA Fantasy

Recommended Age: 15+ (romance, violence, gore)

Publisher: Henry Holt

Pages: 492

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Synopsis: 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.

Review: Overall, I liked this book. The book has very well developed characters, the plot is complex and intriguing, and the writing was fantastic. I also feel that this book was a great set up for the series. The romance was also solid!

However, I do feel that the pacing was a bit too slow for my liking and the book spent a lot of time on the romance and not so much the plot.

Verdict: A great series starter!

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