Wednesday, July 2, 2014

The Kiss of Deception by Mary E. Pearson

In 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.

*Big thanks to NetGalley, Macmillan Children's Publishing Group, and Mary E. Pearson for giving me this book in exchange for an honest review.*

Wow this book really takes you all over! I loved the world building part of this more than anything, and A LOT of this literary world is shown. I wish I could move to and live the rest of my life in Terravin! That place sounds amazing!

I really liked Lia. She made a great main character and wasn't afraid to work hard for what she wanted, which was just a normal life where she could choose her own path. I loved her friend/maid, Pauline, even more. She was fiercely loyal to Lia and overall just a great person and friend for Lia to have in her life.

I'm not sure how I feel about the two main men in this book. They both have their moments, but it gets confusing in this love triangle that isn't really a love triangle, but I have a feeling might turn into a love triangle later on at some point. 

The only thing that I really hate about this book is that I have to wait a whole year now to find out what happens next!!!