The Kiss of Deception
Mary E. Pearson
July 8, 2014
Young Adult, Fantasy
"Today was the day a thousand dreams would die, and a single dream would be born."
Lia is the princess of the kingdom of Morrighan. Traditionally, Morrighans believe that First Daugther's have a "gift" and are highly treasured. The book opens with Lia being betrothed to the prince of Dalbreck and it is time for their wedding. Lia and her chamber maid Pauline, make an escape just before the wedding is due to take place. Stealing some royal horses and fleeing into the forest.Together, the pair make their way to the small village of Terravin, and they work as humble maids at the local inn and tavern.
The reader are introduced to the three main kingdoms, Kingdom of Morrighan, where Lia is originally from. The Kingdom of Dalbreck, where the Prince who Lia was supposed to wed originated and The Kingdom of Venda, well known to be enemies to both Kingdoms.
"“It can take years to mold a dream. It takes only a fraction of a second for it to be shattered.”
This story goes between switching Povs with Lia, Rafe, Kaden, the assassin, and the Prince.I'm a fan of multiple points-of-view in a story. i love knowing what each character is thinking and feeling. You don't know who is the prince and who is the assassin. I tried to guess and i was wrong, boy was I suprised with the reveal later in the book.
I loved Lia's character .She is brave, not afraid to stand up for herself or her friends. Her smart mouth and snarky attitude made me instantly connect with her. She is also a very caring and loyal person.
There is sort of a love triangle, Each boy has strengths and weaknesses that made it really hard not to cheer for both of them. Raff,He is a very confidant person and at times he was a little moody. He has an extremely hot and cold relationship with Lia. Now kayden, is the opposite of Raff.He is very reserved and at times comes across as shy. He has impeccable manners and can be very charming when he wants to be.
Everything about this book was beyond amazing!! It was full of adventure, romance, emotion, and suspense.One of my favorite things about it was that there were some awesome plot twists that took me completely by surprise. I would definitely recommenced THE KISS OF DECEPTION, especially to anyone that's looking for a rich fantasy, with a touch of originality, and mystery to keep you enthralled until the end!
“I will find you. In the farthest corner, I will find you.”