The Kiss of Deception (The Remnant Chronicles, #1)
by Mary E. Pearson
Series: The Remnant Chronicles #1
Published by Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Publication Date July 8th 2014
Genres: Fantasy, Dystopian, Clean Romance
Setting: Fantasy World Written for: High-School/Young Adult, Adult
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.
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Wow! I loved this story.
One of the things that I thought was done especially well was the switching of the point of view of the characters. Though the majority of the story was told from the perspective of Lia, some of the chapters were told by others. What was especially brilliant on the part of the author was that the other chapters were sometimes labeled as being told by “The Prince” or “The Assassian”, sometimes they were labeled as being by “Kaden” or “Rafe”, and you never really knew which of the two was which. It was extremely well done, and I really was never sure which guy was the prince.
I loved the characters, the plot, the telling. I will certainly be reading more books by this author.