Book Review: The Kiss of Deception


Title – The Kiss of Deception  (Website, Goodreads)

Author – Mary E. Pearson (Website, Goodreads)

Published –  July 8th 2014

Genre –  Young Adult

Summary – She flees on her wedding day.

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.

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Thoughts on The Kiss of Deception:

I’ve been on a fantasy kick (this is kinda like Roar) and picked up the first novel in this series to satisfy my craving.

I’m 50/50 on this one.

My favorite thing about The Kiss of Deception is the fact that you don’t figure out which one is the prince and which one is the assassin until half-way through the book. Definitely amped up the suspense! Kept me intrigued and flipping the pages for more.

However the character building and / or romance seemed like an after-thought. It was touch-and-go there for a while. It seemed like the author just threw it in because that is what the story needed. Wish it was fleshed out and blended in a bit more.

I’m not sure if I am going to pick up the next one.

When I closed the last page, I thought… ehh. But some of my favorite book bloggers said the plot gets better?

Have you read The Kiss of Deception or the sequel? Should I keep reading?

Last Words:

The Kiss of Deception satisfied my YA fantasy craving. However, this book just didn’t make it to my top favorite list.

However I know many readers who claim this series to be one of their favorites. So don’t rule it out!

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