Review: The Kiss of Deception (The Remnant Chronicles #1) by Mary E. Pearson


The Kiss of Deception
Series: The Remnant Chronicles #1
Author: Mary E. Pearson
Published July 8th 2014 by Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)

Goodreads Synopsis
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.

I had heard many great things about this book before I picked it up, so I think it's safe to say I did have some expectations. I was not disappointed.

The main character in this novel is Lia, a princess who runs away on the day of her wedding to a prince she has never met before. She travels to town, becomes a waitress in a bar, and tries to blend in with the 'common' people.

Whilst there she meets two men, Rafe and Kaden, who we know nothing about. We met earlier in the book the 'Prince' and the 'Assassin' who had followed her. These two we learn are Rafe and Kaden, but the identity of which is actually which is only discovered towards the last third of the book. I'd actually thought I'd worked out who was who early on, but this turned out to be wrong, which I was pleasantly surprised about.

The romance in this book is so cute and sweet, and I had lots of feels. I think this could actually turn out to be an OTP of mine, I would go down with this ship so much. I could see the appeal with both of the guys, but the one she actually chose (well, for now, at least), I'm glad it was him!

The ending was unexpected, and so cliffhanger-y, and I'm desperate for The Heart of Betrayal, which I've already pre-ordered, I'm that desperate for it.

Dates Read:
February 3 to 6, 2015

5 Stars  

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  1. I loved the switch of which boy was which too since I thought I had it all figured out and love being surprised! I hope you enjoy the sequel :D

    1. I hope I enjoy The Heart of Betrayal too - I can't wait to read it!