Title: The Kiss of Deception: The Remnant Chronicles (book one)
Author: Mary E. Pearson
Genre \ Themes: Fantasy, Royalty, Romance, Adventure, Mystery
Date Published: July 8, 2014
Cover Rating: 4.5/5
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.
I really, really liked this book!
Lia is an amazing main character. She is strong, and I liked her view and sarcasm and just her overall attitude. I liked the side characters as well – Pauline and Gwen were particularly enjoyable.
The adventure aspect is really intriguing, and I think it added a lot to the story. The same can be said for the mystery – trying to figure out who was the assassin and who was the prince was an extra challenge.
I liked the world building. The history was really interesting, and I loved hearing about it! It was very well thought-out, very realistic, and I can’t wait to read more.
(In case any of you were wondering, I’m voting for Kaden, even though I like Rafe)
Overall, I can’t wait to start the second book and get back to these characters. I highly suggest this book.
Mary E. Pearson
Mary E. Pearson is the author of The Jenna Fox Chronicles as well as The Remnant Chronicles – the third book of which just came out recently.