Thursday, July 10, 2014

Blog Tour: The Kiss of Deception (The Remnant Chronicles, #1) by Mary E. Pearson

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!!
Publisher: Henry Holt
Release Date: July 8th, 2014
Purchase: Amazon / B& N
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
My Thoughts:
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 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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Giveaway time!
The wonderful people at Macmillan have graciously offered to send one lucky reader their very own copy of The Kiss of Deception!!  Just fill out the Rafflecopter form below.
Good Luck!
 Open to US/Canada only

About the Author:
Mary E. Pearson
Mary E. Pearson is the award-winning author of The Jenna Fox Chronicles, The Miles Between, A Room on Lorelei, and Scribbler of Dreams. She writes full-time from her home office in California where she lives with her husband and two golden retrievers.
Author Links/Info
-Follow Mary Pearson on Twitter!
-Check out her website!
-Read an excerpt of Kiss of Deception now!

The tour doesn't stop here!  Be sure to check out the other amazing blogs that are joining in the fun!
The Kiss of Deception Blog Tour Schedule

Monday July 7
Icey Books (Review)
The Starry-Eyed Revue (Guest Post)

Tuesday July 8
Cuddlebuggery (Guest Post)

Wednesday July 9
FicFare (Review)
Two Chicks on Books (Guest Post)

Thursday July 10

Friday July 11
MundieMoms (Review)
Alice Marvels (Guest Post)

Monday July 14
YA Bibliophile (Review)
Bewitched Bookworms (Guest Post)

Tuesday July 15
Jenna Does Books (Guest Post)

Wednesday July 16
ExLibris (Review)

Thursday July 17

Friday July 18
Google Hangout with Mary Pearson hosted by Belle of the Literati


  1. I'm about 1/4 through this book right now, and loving it. I don't think I've read a bad thing about it. Very exciting. I like how it jumps right in and grabs you. Thanks!

  2. I don't have a favourite but one of my favourites is Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas. The Kate Daniels series is my favourite adult fantasy series :)

  3. So far for 2014, my favorite fantasy has been The Winnner's Curse, but there are SO many awesome Fantasy books coming out this year!! Kiss if Deception, The Midnight thief, Heir of Fire... SO MANY

  4. So far my favourite is the Throne of Glass series by Sarah J. Maas. It's action-packed and the romance is perfect!!!

    I just started my book blog ( and am excited to meet some book bloggers. Please come visit me if you have some time, thanks!!

  5. Splintered by ag Howard and a song of ice and fire and the throne of glass series! There are prob 20 more since my favorite genre is fantasy but I'll go with those for now lol

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  7. I don't think I've read a high fantasy book yet. I have some, but I haven't had the chance to read them yet. But I know I've been expanding my genres of books so I know I'll read them sooner or later :)

  8. I adore the Throne of Glass (series) and The Winner's Curse :)

  9. I have heard brilliant things about this book Crystal, so I'm pleased to see that you were such a huge fan! This book does sound like it has a lot going for it, also I love a book which messes with your feelings! I've just ordered my copy of this book, so can't wait for it to arrive! Lovely review!

  10. My favorite fantasy book all-time is The Hobbit. Thanks

  11. Lord of the Rings and Narnia series are up there in my favorites.

  12. It's hard to pick my favorite but I think I'd have to go with Crown of Midnight by Sarah J Maas. Thanks for the giveaway!

    (PS my name will pop up as Leonard Mead. My name is actually Sarah, I just can't figure out how to change the name)

  13. I really enjoyed The Lunar Chronicles :)

  14. I really like Splintered by AG Howard! WOW!

  15. Oh God, that's a hard choice! Fantasy is my favorite genre, and I have loved so many books throughout the years. One of my favorites is the Daughter of Smoke and Bone trilogy by Laini Taylor. :)

  16. Defiance by C.J. Redwine! Logan is sooo freakin' cute! XD


  17. My favorite fantasy Is The Girl of Fire and Thorns

  18. My all-time favourite fantasy book is "The Mists of Avalon" by Marion Zimmer Bradley. It's the tale if King Arthur's court from the POV of the Ladies of Avalon! Beautifully written, exciting, and totally unputdownable! I read it at least once a year! It's just that great!

  19. Throne of Glass is my all time favorite! It doesn't get any better than that

  20. Actually, my favorite is Fire by Kristin Cashore! I mean, I love Graceling, but I loved Fire more :D

    Thank you!

  21. I'm quite partial to Kristin Cashore's Graceling and Fire. They're just such excellent fantasies! :)

  22. I think the Throne of Glass series is my favorite fantasy!