The Kiss of Deception, by Mary E. Pearson | Book Review
By Mary E. Pearson
Age Range: 14 and up
Hardback: 496 pages
Publisher: Henry Holt BYR (2014)
What to expect: High Fantasy, Romance
Princess Lia should have the gift of “sight,” which would allow her to see into her future. All royal first daughters have it. There’s just one small problem … she doesn’t. But even though she can’t see the future, she knows what lying about it and marrying a prince for a political alliance would mean—a truly miserable life. And on the day of her wedding, she orchestrates a daring escape with her maid to travel to an idyllic village. She’s decided she’d rather give up everything than be married off to someone she’s never even met.
Working as a bar maid proves an exciting challenge, especially when she meets two handsome travelers. Little does she know that one is her jilted Prince who has come to confront her, and the other an assassin sent to kill her. As the clock ticks down, Lia finds herself falling in love. But which boy is which? And as the assassin comes to fall in love with her, will he let her live long enough to find out who her love really belongs to?
THE KISS OF DECEPTION is an exciting, quest-filled story that will please more traditional magical fantasy fans. If a book isn’t complete for you without a map and readings from ancient scripture, this first book of THE REMNANT CHRONICLES will have you salivating for the next installment. Pearson is, as always, a talented writer who paints a lush and fully-imagined world. Great for fans of Bardugo’s THE GRISHA TRILOGY, Lewis’ THE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA and Derting’s PLEDGE TRILOGY.
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About the Author
Mary E. Pearson is the author of seven novels for teens, including the popular Jenna Fox trilogy. She writes full-time from her home in Carlsbad, California, where she lives with her husband and two dogs.