Book Reviews

The Kiss of Deception by Mary E. Pearson

My edition: Kindle Unlimited
Pages: 490
Series: The Remnant Chronicles #1
Genre: YA, Fantasy
Published: July 8, 2014
Rating: 3 stars


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.


I did not know that this book was hyped up. I stumbled across it when I was looking through recommendations on Goodreads. A tab I should stop going to but can’t help. I started reading this and got the idea to look at some friends’ reviews. Little did I know just how many people read this book. As I have come to find out, I tend to dislike books that are hyped up…

Today was the day a thousand dreams would die and a single dream would be born.

I didn’t fully dislike the book. I just wasn’t really a fan. I skimmed about half of it. I tried really hard to like the characters and to like the story. It’s actually not bad for world-building and original. But I just couldn’t get myself to fully invest.

And I am not filled with longing for the second book either. So it’s safe to say I’m not moving on with this series. Sorry.