Fantasy · Reviews · YA · YA Fantasy

The Kiss of Deception

the kiss of deception by mary e. pearson

Author: Mary E. Pearson

Series: Yes (The Remnant Chronicles #1)

Genre: YA Fantasy, Romance

Pages: 492

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.


 

Rating: 🌑🌑🌓

Yet another book ruined by the overwhelming hype. 🤦‍♀️ I think I’m pretty much the only person who was completely underwhelmed by this book. Oh, how I wanted to love it! I mean just reading the synopsis – how could one not right?? I liked the protagonist to a certain point but I expected so much more out of the plot. So much more!

First of all, YA Fantasy? I beg to differ. when a book is categorised as a fantasy you expect certain things! a fast paced plot at the very least. Well, nothing happens here. NOTHING. The princess escapes the big bad kingdom with her maiden to a far off village and spends the entire book going back and forth trying to decide which one of the “mysterious guys” sent to kill her she likes more – the ‘potential assassin’ (really bad at his job if you ask me) or the ‘potential prince’ – A bad case of love-triangle.

And the “big revelation”, that omg-that-blew-my-mind revelation? No. No minds were blown and I pretty much guessed as to who was the bad guy because writing style gave it away in spades. My head just couldn’t register the plot.

Every time this happens, where a hyped book completely lets me down, I swear off hyped books for once and for all!…Until I read about the next one and I’m right back where I started. Oh, the madness…🤦‍♀️

 

 

 

 

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