Today on WinterHaven Books we are participating in the blog tour for The Kiss of Deception by Mary E. Pearson! This book gave me the FEELS and I am so excited to join in this amazing tour!!
The Kiss of Deception (The Remnant Chronicles, #1) by Mary E. Pearson
Publisher: Henry Holt
Release Date: July 8th, 2014
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
The Kiss of Deception has been on my radar for quite some time and let me tell you my reader peeps it was so worth the wait! This book *squees* this book is just...it is just everything! I even got the FEELS! I have never gotten the FEELS from a book before. Sure I've gotten tiny feels and I've gushed before but I have never gotten the FEELS, but after reading this amazing book I was left with the FEELS for quite some time and I am still thinking about it!
Okay I am going to try and reign in my gushing to at least fill you in a little bit. This story was explosive from the get go. The summary does a wonderful job at letting you know what to expect but what it leaves out is beyond amazing. We have Princess Lia who is not ready to wed the boy her parents have promised her too. She has never met this boy and knows that the life that is ahead of her is not the one she was meant for. With no other option she escapes and tries to find a life that will fit her better. Unbeknownst to her she is being looked for by not one but two different people. I can't tell you more than this but let me tell you the story is not as simple as it seems and I was left guessing who was who right up until the last moment!
Mary E. Pearson has taken this genre to a whole other level for me. I have always liked fantasy but this book has made me love it. The characters were just amazing and I wish I could meet them in person. There is a love triangle BUT don't run away, the author will make you love both sides of the triangle. It is not a simple who do I love, the triangle is twisted and I wasn't even sure who I wanted to win. I'm still somewhat on the fence but I think I have my flag printed. I am just going to wait until the next installment to fly it.
I think my favorite part of this book was the way the author chose to introduce her chapters and the alternating POVs. I love that she chose to just label her characters so we weren't sure who was speaking. This might not make that much sense but if you pick this book up you will see. Each chapter that is not told from Lia has a certain title that describes who is talking but the fun part is that you don't know which guy this actually is. You won't find out until way later in the book and I was blown away by the reveal. I'm telling you I have the FEELS!
If you are looking for an amazing fantasy novel look no further. I have been on the look out for an amazing one ever since I finished Graceling and let me tell you this book has surpassed Graceling for me and that was a tough fight! Love love love this book!
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The Kiss of Deception Blog Tour Schedule
Monday July 7
Icey Books (Review)
The Starry-Eyed Revue (Guest Post)
Tuesday July 8
Adventures of a Book Junkie (Review)
Cuddlebuggery (Guest Post)
Wednesday July 9
Two Chicks on Books (Guest Post)
Thursday July 10
Winterhaven Books (Review)
Tales of a Ravenous Reader (Guest Post)
Friday July 11
Alice Marvels (Guest Post)
Monday July 14
YA Bibliophile (Review)
Bewitched Bookworms (Guest Post)
Tuesday July 15
That Artsy Reader Girl (Review)
Jenna Does Books (Guest Post)
Wednesday July 16
My Friends are Fiction (Guest Post)
Thursday July 17
Birth of a New Witch (Review)
Good Books and Good Wine (Guest Post)
Friday July 18Google Hangout with Mary Pearson hosted by Belle of the Literati