Friday, December 5, 2014
Review: The Kiss of Deception (The Remnant Chronicles #1) by Mary E. Pearson
Summary from Goodreads:
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.
It took me a while to get into this book (I even put it down last month because I wasn't in the mood) mainly because of the writing style and the three POVS that it follows. I was a fan of the mystery of who is the jilted prince and who the assassin, and it kept me reading to see what would happen.
I loved the way the author described people and the setting. However, it lost a star mainly because of the romance. It was too instant-love and I am not a fan of love triangles.
I really liked the main character, Lia, she was badass and not a stuck up princess like I thought she would be.
I recommend checking this out just for the prose, and the main character,
Three Out of Five Stars.