Tuesday, July 15, 2014
REVIEW: Kiss of Deception by Mary E Pearson
Series: The Remnant Chronicles #1
Author: Mary E Pearson
Published Date: July 8, 2014
Publisher: Henry Holt & Co
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Rating: 5 stars
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.
The Kiss of Deception is the first book in Mary E. Pearson's Remnant Chronicles.
My Review: I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
I truly loved this book. The first few chapters where Lia was a princess was a little slow, but as soon as escape happened, the story took off like a racehorse at the starting gate. It kept me continuously guessing, wrongly. But in the end I was so happy I read this book. I will definitely be on the lookout for the next in the series.
I loved Lia, and enjoyed watching her grow from a princess who wanted to run away from her destiny, to a woman who was determined to get back to it and face it down on her own terms. It was interesting to see how deep her own faith was when faced with a moral issue, and how she handled it. The two men, I couldn't figure out which was which, and I was left guessing up until the end. Just when I thought I had it nailed, the author showed me how wrong I was.
It wasn't just the main characters I loved, but all of them. The author has done such a wonderful job of writing you couldn't help but be pulled into even the side stories.