The Kiss of Deception by Mary E. Pearson

Posted July 8, 2014 by Sara | Novel Novice 0 Comments


Get swept away in a fantasy adventure rich with romance, betrayal, and magic at every turn, with The Kiss of Deception by Mary E. Pearson.

kiss of deceptionIn 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 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.

Oh, Kiss of Deception, how do I love thee? Let me count the ways …

1. I love your dreamy romance. With two potential suitors and all the markings of a love triangle, Kiss of Deception is not your typical love story. You’ve got hidden identities, well-intentioned villains, and surprise heroes. Plus, two swoon-worthy guys? Yes, please!

2. I love your heroine, a master of strength and resiliency, yet also in touch with her feminine side. Lia proves you can still be girly while kicking butt. She wants true love, she likes pretty things, but she can also take care of herself and isn’t afraid to speak her mind. She’s a character I can truly admire and relate to you.

3. I love your setting. The fantasy world of Morrighan is truly the epitome of a fairy tale’s “far far away.” Pearson has imagined a world rich with magic and tradition and history. It’s a place I loved visiting in my mind, and I can’t wait to escape there again.

4. I love how you kept me on my toes. I could not put this book down. Pearson keeps you guessing at every turn — about characters’ true identities, about genuine intentions, about where this wild ride will go next. I couldn’t help myself, racing through the pages of Kiss of Deceptionand then bemoaning the agony of such a teasing, tantalizing cliffhanger ending! I want more, more, MORE! It’s going to be a long wait for book 2 in this already delightful series.

The Kiss of Deceptionis the perfect fantasy to escape to this summer. Destiny, romance, adventure abound within it’s pages.

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