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The Kiss of Deception
The Kiss of Deception | Mary E. Pearson
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 sightbut she doesn'tand she knows her parents are perpetrating a sham when they arrange her marriage to secure an alliance with a neighboring kingdomto 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 arriveand 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 secretseven as she finds herself falling in love. The Kiss of Deception is the first book in Mary E. Pearson's Remnant Chronicles.
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Loric
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A princess runs away on the day that her arranged marriage is scheduled to take place. While in hiding she befriends two men, an assassin hired to kill her and the prince that she jilted. Uniquely structured and told in multiple POV, each pretends to be someone else keeping their true identity from the heroine and reader. This one ends in a cliffhanger but the plot held my attention enough that I will keep on with the series. Audio was well done

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Nashy
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Bailedbailed

I absolutely do not like this book AT ALL. It was boring and had nothing to do with fantasy.

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Nashy
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"If one can't be trusted in love, one can't be trusted in anything" ~Arabella

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Nashy
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"Deliberate deception is not a mistake. It's calculating and cold," I told him. "Especially when aimed at the one you profess to love" ~Arabella

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Nashy
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Next Up!!!!!! ❤😌

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MellieAntoinette
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📖 A beautiful cover.
👰🏻 A princess running from marriage.
👨‍🌾 A farmhand from a far off land unknown.
🧝🏻‍♂️An assassin on their trail (is that Legolas?!?)

💃 A good start to a new series!

Shley9225 Omg I love this review style!! 3mo
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Jeralyn
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Mehso-so

The plot twist between the two characters (the prince and the assassin) was well done, the result still managed to surprise me even when I was very prepared for it. Overall, this book didn't draw me in as much as I thought it would, but it was still a pretty good story with a decent bit of surprises mixed in. All in all I would recommend this book for the mystery between the two male protagonists, I enjoyed trying to figure out who was who.

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savvy24
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Bailedbailed

I couldn't even finish it. It was slow, and boring and it just feels like a cheap remake of a good fantasy story. Wasn't super into it. The main character was pretty bad ass and deserved a better story. Wouldn't recommend.

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InBooksILive
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I fell asleep reading the tagged book.. and when I woke up I found this underneath me 😩 I cracked my wooden bookmark!

laurenbescoby Oh no! Dare I ask which one? I love mine. 4mo
candority That‘s so sad! 😭 4mo
Birdsong28 😞😞😭😭📚📖 4mo
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tjwill oh no! 😩 4mo
Swe_Eva What a shame. 4mo
InBooksILive @laurenbescoby it's one of my favorites, of course! it's the one with wolves and the quote "when the snows fall and the white winds blow, the lone wolf dies but the pack survives" it's a gorgeous one. I gotta be extra careful not to completely snap it in half now 4mo
laurenbescoby Could you maybe get a thin strip of cardboard and glue it across the crack on the back of the bookmark? Give it some extra strength? Xx 4mo
InBooksILive @laurenbescoby ohhh yes! I'll give that a try! Great idea, thank you! 😁 4mo
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AutumnRLS
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Book mail!

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jackilynn
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gibblr
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People who have read this, help me out please!! I am listening to the audio and just finished the nighttime portion of the day the two guys show up at the tavern. Am I supposed to know which guy is which?!? Right now I'm frustrated and confused because I'm not sure if it's supposed to be that way or if I missed something and should go back. Help!!

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MartinaLove
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3/5 stars

It wasn't the best book I've read this year but it was interesting.
You follow a princess who decides to leave her life behind, because she doesn't want to marry the prince her father choose for her. She travel to a small village and makes it her new home.
There are two different point of views, the prince and the assasin send to kill her.
What is interesting about this concept is that you don't know who is the prince or the assassin.

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Lindsbooklover93
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I'm finally pushed past my reading slump. I really enjoyed this book. It was so hard to put this book down. I definitely recommend it! I'm excited to start the second book tomorrow. #litsy #kindle #kindlefire #paperwhite

Nebklvr Hmmmm....this is on a TBR list given to me by a teen reader. 12mo
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Cityofamber
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Finished this reread 😍

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hmgbrdhart
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I'm going to post a review on each book in this series. I just went through them non-stop. Right now I'm in a funk because I'm done. I wasn't that hopeful for this series and as it started I thought I had it all figured out. But it was a good read, well written and with great character detail. Then about 60% to 75% there is an awesome character reveal that made me rethink everything I had read so far. It gets even more interesting from there.

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melrailey
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This book! Why did I wait so long to read it? It was so good. Can‘t wait to read book two. #24in48

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Cailey_Mac
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Currently reading The Kiss of Deception at a grad party; I figure if everyone else can be on their phone, so can I 😉📖 #24in48 #covertreading

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Fullmetalmarshmallow
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I‘ve heard good things about this book, but damn. I didn‘t expect to love it THIS MUCH. I feel like it was a little slow at times, but every moment did seem important to the story. I need the second book NOW. 👑

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Cailey_Mac
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Starting this series today while I wait for Stars Above and Fairest to be delivered! I‘ve heard lots of good things about it and hope it lives up to the hype!📖⚔️ #currentread

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raelaschoenherr
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Mehso-so

I finished this but could never really get into it. It was interesting to hide the POV identities, but otherwise this felt like a super typical YA fantasy to me. I‘ve heard so many rave reviews, but I think I must‘ve missed the boat. #audiobook

MarriedtoMrT Same! I DNFed and just didn‘t get what everyone raves about. I don‘t remember much but when she was openly talking about her secret while hanging laundry outside where ANYONE could hear I was done. 1y
raelaschoenherr @MarriedtoMrT Right?! I kept waiting for it to get great, but it just never felt like anything special. I guess the books get more exciting, but this one didn‘t hold my attention enough to make me keep going. 1y
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raelaschoenherr
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Thank you, spring, for finally arriving and allowing evening outdoor walks with an #audiobook!

MarriedtoMrT Yes! 1y
Dragon A lovely photo! 1y
raelaschoenherr @dragon Thank you! I‘m just SO grateful it‘s finally nice outside, I‘m not talking a second for granted :) 1y
Dragon Thanks @raelaschoenherr hope the nice weather holds. 🌸 1y
raelaschoenherr @dragon Me too! 🤞🏻 1y
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lycomayflower
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Hanging out with some sleepy furry blessings and a book while the Husbeast D&Ds

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ShadowCrystal
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I found this series to be well paced and cleverly described. The dialogue between characters was major in advancing relationships and displaying personalities. The development and introduction of the characters was intriguing and the character's changes and decisions were unexpected. Other elements such as the conflict between the characters and their kingdoms is compelling, while also adding depth to the determination behind everyone's motives.

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morrighanrose
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This is one of the most underrated, amazing series out there!

Aurys I‘ve heard so many good things about this one :D Stacked! 1y
morrighanrose @Aurys Yay!! I hope you love it! If interested, I am actually doing a giveaway on Instagram (same name) with the first 2 books in this series, as well as 10 other paperbacks! 💖 1y
Aurys @morrighanrose Oh wow, that sounds amazing. I‘ll have to check it out! Thanks! ^^ 1y
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Aga_reads
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$5 hardback score!

BookishMe Woohoo! 1y
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R.Lyn-Romance-Reads
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I‘m finally starting this series. I‘ve heard a lot of great things about it. Has anyone else read The Remnant Chronicles? What are your spoiler-free thoughts?

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readingwithmywolfpack
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Just finished this, i thoroughly enjoyed it. Now to sulk while i wait for the other two books to be delivered from bookdepository

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readingwithmywolfpack
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My weekend read

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mjdowens
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Why did no one tell this was another cliff-hanger?!?!? I have to wait until Saturday for book 2 to come from Amazon. Not an action packed adventure, but a slow burning, gut wrenching trek. Love, deception, betrayal and a little magic. Oh man, Lia the MC is so going to put her foot in some asses in the next book!

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Claireluana
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In honor of Valentine's Day, I'm giving away 10 YA fantasy romance reads! I thought I'd share in case any of you Littens would like to enter! Enter at claireluana.com/giveaway/

AllenTStClair Done! 😃 2y
Claireluana @AllenTStClair awesome! 👍 2y
Gayan Done, awesome. 2y
Claireluana @Gayan good luck 😃 2y
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bbackes
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Challenge | Day 30

Too much feelings.

#whenyoufeeltoomuch on #startinanewjanuary by @writerlibrarian

alessandrafn Contemplativo 2y
bbackes @alessandrafn HAHAHA Nunca mais vou aceitar “olhares contemplativos” em livros. 2y
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SassenachTheBookWizard
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Ga! I love this series and all the geopolitics going on. Even knowing the "big character reveal," I still enjoyed this book as much as I did the first time! ???

raelaschoenherr So, I got pretty far into this (Chapter 53) but am just not totally sucked in. I was hoping it would feel like more than just the other YA fantasy I‘ve read. Do you recommend I push through? Does the series get more nuanced as it goes on? 1y
SassenachTheBookWizard @raelaschoenherr the series really does develop (particularly Leah). There's also a big reveal at the end of Kiss of Deception too. I loved book one but it's very calm compared to the rest of the series 1y
raelaschoenherr Ahhh, ok. That‘s good to know. Quiet is a good way to describe it. I got past the POV identity reveals, but it‘s good to know there‘s another big one coming! I won‘t take book 2 off my TBR just yet :) 1y
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raelaschoenherr Okay...what was the big reveal at the very end? I feel like I missed it 🤦‍♀️ 1y
SassenachTheBookWizard @raelaschoenherr which dude was the prince vs the assassin 1y
raelaschoenherr Oh yes! That happened about halfway through, so I had gotten to that part already. Well good, I‘m glad I didn‘t totally miss something, ha! 1y
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SassenachTheBookWizard
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Rereading one of my 2017 favourites

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks So pretty ☺️ 2y
ErinSueMreads Thanks for the rec! Definitely want to read it! 2y
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Laurenspageturners
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Bailedbailed

“Sometimes the enemy is just one person who will bring down a kingdom.” Mary E. Pearson, The Kiss of Deception

My review for The Kiss of Deception is now up on my blog! Link in bio :-) unfortunately for me, this was a dnf. I think it just wasn‘t really my cup of tea and I really struggled to enjoy it 🤷‍♀️🤷‍♀️

What popular books have you been disappointed with?

raelaschoenherr I‘m feeling the same way! I keep wondering if I missing something... 1y
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Laurenspageturners
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Bailedbailed

I don‘t quite understand the hype surrounding this book? I was bored throughout and ended up dnfing. I struggled to really connect to the characters and I also didn‘t feel anything toward the romantic relationship that was going on either. Full review to come on my blog!

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Laurenspageturners
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I just finished Traitor to the Throne, which was amazing! I‘ve decided it‘s finally time to pick up this series 😅😅

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hes7
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This is one YA fantasy series I need to start. #TBR 💋 #EmojiNov

booksandsympathy It's in my tbr list too. 2y
KnitsandLit It is freaking amazing!!! 2y
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BookishWiles
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Mehso-so

This book is fine if you don't mind love triangles. Unfortunately, they tend to annoy the dickens out of me.

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jen_hayes7
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#TwoFacedTuesday In order to avoid spoilers for those that haven't read this...there are several characters in this book that are not who they are pretending to be. For those that have, you know who I'm talking about! #SpookyOctober

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Librotecabar
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" I will find you.
In the farthest corner, I will find you"

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Candacezg
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What to say about Kiss of Deception...? Absolutely amazing! Twists and turns and a fantastic female lead. I've read it over several times and it never ceases to entertain me and give bookish feels!

DebinHawaii Welcome to Litsy!! 🎉📚👍😀 Hope you enjoy it here! 2y
RaimeyGallant Welcome to Litsy! #LitsyWelcomeWagon 2y
Jess7 Welcome! 2y
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rainbowsandblackink
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Captivating start, the majority of the book seemed to drag on and repeat itself. However, if you allow yourself to let the author tug you along there is a fantastic twist near the end that actually made me LAUGH OUT LOUD! As for the rest of this trilogy, the sequel is my absolute favorite and the third was a great finish. Highly recommend for a good fantasy read!

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Xenatine
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This series is one of my favorite fantasy series ever. I never suspected the plot twist in book one. It was amazing.

SauerPatch That map 😍 2y
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Ancchy
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This could easily be one of my new favorites!

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bbackes
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Challenge | Day 03

Yes, I buy books for the cover. And sometimes I regret it.

For #coverlovers I had to show some of the beautiful covers Darksidebooks (Brazilian publisher) has!

#awesomeautumnbooks by @Jess7

Marchpane Gorgeous! 😍 2y
Jess7 Nice! 2y
SpiderGoddess I buy books because of their covers also. I've made excellent discoveries that way and refuse to be ashamed about that. 😜 Lovely picks! 2y
bbackes @SpiderGoddess Yes! Sometimes beautiful covers deceive us with a not-so-good story. But, it's hard to resist them! 2y
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???also ich fand das Buch total klasse und kann es nur weiterempfehlen.
Von mir hat es fünf von fünf Herzen bekommen.
Die Charaktere sind wahnsinnig toll ? genauso wie die Geschichte.

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#kussderluege#chronikenderverbliebenen#maryepearson#Jezelia#Rafe#Kaden#lovereading#bookish