{Review} The Kiss of Deception – A Strong Princess and a Secret

Posted October 8, 2015 in Reading, Review / 6 Comments

{Review} The Kiss of Deception – A Strong Princess and a SecretThe Kiss of Deception by Mary E Pearson
Series: The Remnant Chronicles #1
Publisher: Square Fish (2014)
Paperback (486 pages)
Via: Library
Also by this author: The Heart of Betrayal
Also in this series: The Heart of Betrayal
Reading Challenges: Read 2015


A princess must find her place in a reborn world.
She flees on her wedding day.
She steals ancient documents from the Chancellor’s secret collection.
She is pursued by bounty hunters sent by her own father.
She is Princess Lia, seventeen, First Daughter of the House of Morrighan.
The Kingdom of Morrighan is steeped in tradition and the stories of a bygone world, but some traditions Lia can’t abide. Like having to marry someone she’s never met to secure a political alliance.
Fed up and ready for a new life, Lia flees to a distant village on the morning of her wedding. She settles in among the common folk, intrigued when two mysterious and handsome strangers arrive—and unaware that one is the jilted prince and the other an assassin sent to kill her. Deceptions swirl and Lia finds herself on the brink of unlocking perilous secrets—secrets that may unravel her world—even as she feels herself falling in love.

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My Review

I love the cover of this book. It is absolutely gorgeous. How can such a book be resisted? It can’t. So I put in a purchase request at the library and they decided to buy it! I was so excited when I received the phone call that the book was in for me.

Lia escapes from the palace on her wedding day with a servant named Pauline and something she stole from the Royal Scholar. She and Pauline flee to the town of Terravin where they immerse themselves in normal daily life.

Then two strangers arrive. One is the prince of Dalbreck Lia was to marry and the other is an assassin from Venda sent to kill her. But Lia has no idea who they really are.

I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It is told in the first person switching between Lia and the two young men. This is great because it allows you to really get into the mind of each of the main characters.

The middle was slightly unexpected while the ending was wholly not what I thought would happen. It is nice to read books where I don’t totally call the ending before I even get there.

I love the character of Lia. She is a strong young lady who knows her own mind. She isn’t afraid to run away from everything she has ever known in order to avoid marrying an unknown man for the sake of an international treaty. It takes strength to dedicate yourself to actual work when you’ve spent your life living in luxury.

I really would love to say more about the book but I don’t want to spoil it for anyone. I loved this book and cannot wait to lay my hands on a copy of The Heart of Betrayal. So, yeah, go read this book!

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6 responses to “{Review} The Kiss of Deception – A Strong Princess and a Secret

  1. Lina

    I just finished reading The Kisss of Deception and all I can say is I am hyped for the second one!☺

    • I hope you love The Heart of Betrayal. I can’t wait to get my hands on The Beauty of Darkness. I saw it at Barnes and Noble yesterday and just barely restrained myself from buying it.

  2. Lina

    Sorry that was a rather weird smiley face. It did not turn out like it was supposed to. Haha.