The Kiss of Deception by Mary E. Pearson
Posted by sailingaway at 9:53 AM Monday, May 5, 2014
In this timeless new trilogy about love and sacrifice, a princess must find her place in a reborn world.
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 assasin 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.
Royalty usually comes with arranged marriages. The "good stock" in society likes to make sure that they pass on their livelihood to those born into royalty. Princess Lia is not as into this idea though and she is rebellious even though she knows she is the key element to combining two kingdoms and making a powerful empire.
In this novel we see a lot of the familiar topics that usually appear in books on royal empires, however "The Kiss of Deception," retains its own original charm. Lia is a strong female lead and her confidence and vigor really show through in the pages. She is believeable as a princess yet relatable enough for most to find a connection with her character. One thing I did not like was that the end of the book was a bit rushed. There was a good even flow of events in the book most of the way through and then a million things happen and the book is all of a sudden over. I am all for intensity and quickly advancing plots, however this seems even a bit rushed for me to be fully satisfied. Oveall though, I truly enjoyed this book and would recommend to anyone interested in a book with a strong female lead and a scandalous love triangle.
"Reviewed by Chris"
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