The Kiss Of Deception by Mary E. Pearson

This was my last read for January 2016 and I have to say my best one for the month too!




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.




(Just so you know, this is the first book from The Remnant Chronicles Series)

I had bought this book based on all the positive raving reviews I saw on Goodreads and Instagram. I read it the day I got it and I was hooked from the first chapter already.

I thought the story flowed very easily. There was a lot of detail which helps in imagining the world Lia was living in. I didn’t find any parts to be slow, boring or dragging. If anything, I wanted to keep reading more (but that’s where book two comes in I guess lol).

Throughout the book it tells of the First Daughter’s gift (the gift of sight) – Lia being the first daughter in her family, it was assumed she had this gift but Lia disagrees. Before the gift was later mentioned in more detail, Lia had always heard things or had seen signs or had tiny little inklings but never thought much of it. Reading these parts throughout the book, only one thing popped into my head everytime – “Hello!!? THAT’S THE GIFT!!”

Now onto the boys hehe.. One is introduced as Rafe and other as Kaden. When I first read about and got to know them a little, I automatically thought Rafe was the assassin and Kaden was the Prince. I instantly loved Rafe – his personality and the way he acts around Lia. BUTTTT… 3/4 of the way into the book and when the big reveal happens, I admit, I switched lol I slowly started loving Kaden and not really thinking of Rafe anymore. Who else has read this and did the same thing a me?

Lia frustrated me at times, especially the way she behaves towards Rafe and Kaden. But I have to keep reminding myself she’s suppose to be a 17 year old girl and that she’s just acting like a typical teenager when it comes to boys lol (But still… I could just slap some sense into her lol)

I really loved this book! I’m still reeling over it actually. I can’t wait to read the next one! Highly Recommend it! Eeep! It’s a must read! 😁

RATING: ♥♥♥♥♥/5


📚 Read my review for the next book!

The Heart Of Betrayal by Mary E. Pearson


Happy reading, guys! Catch you in my next one! Xo


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