Currently Reading: Kiss of Deception by Mary Pearson

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Book Summary:

 July 8, 2014
Publisher: Macmillan
Length: 497 pages
Format: e-arc from netgalley

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.

The Kiss of Deception is the first book in Mary E. Pearson’s Remnant Chronicles.

My Thoughts:

Kiss of Deception released today!

Initially I thought the book was starting out kind of slow. I quickly realized that this was just from the need to set up the world and back story in the book.

I couldn’t put it down though, the idea of a runaway princess is pretty much right up my alley.

The story quickly picked up and, while I’m not yet done, (don’t judge me…it’s a long book!) I am already suggesting that you should read it.

Lia isn’t just a spoiled princess who is running away just because she doesn’t get her way. Plus, everything that happens once she gets away is a great twist.

I will say, it took a second to adjust to the fact that she swaps around from three different point of views, but I think it was necessary to get the full story and gist of what was going on.

I began reading knowing that there was a crazy amount of positive hype surrounding the book, but I don’t think I knew what I was getting into. This is so great so far and I can’t wait to finish as I hear that the ending is completely unexpected.

Check and it out and let me know what you think!

-Melanie

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2 thoughts on “Currently Reading: Kiss of Deception by Mary Pearson

  1. Nice review! I blew this one: thought this was coming out next week and have been reading it this week. So far, it is beautifully written; the author has a charming way with words. We’ll have to come back together here and talk once we’ve both finished it. Yeah, it’s a long one, but it looks like a great start to a new series.

    • I was the same way. I swear the date on Netgalley said next week! Maybe it was changed and net galley never updated it. Either way, it is really good so far. Hope you continue to enjoy it!

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