Review: The Kiss of Deception by Mary E. Pearson

18490681The Kiss of Deception by Mary E. Pearson

Published July 8th 2014

A princess must find her place in a reborn world.

She flees on her wedding day.

She steals ancient documents from the Chancellor’s secret collection.

She is pursued by bounty hunters sent by her own father.

She is Princess Lia, seventeen, First Daughter of the House of Morrighan.

The Kingdom of Morrighan is steeped in tradition and the stories of a bygone world, but some traditions Lia can’t abide. Like having to marry someone she’s never met to secure a political alliance.

Fed up and ready for a new life, Lia flees to a distant village on the morning of her wedding. She settles in among the common folk, intrigued when two mysterious and handsome strangers arrive—and unaware that one is the jilted prince and the other an assassin sent to kill her. Deceptions swirl and Lia finds herself on the brink of unlocking perilous secrets—secrets that may unravel her world—even as she feels herself falling in love.

I had this book on my shelf for so long and I just never got around to picking it up until one of my best friends was very passionately raving about this series and I got so excited, I had to read it right away.
I don’t want to say that I’m disappointed but I kind of am.
I loved the first 100 pages of this book. It was so fact paced and exciting. I loved the characters and the plot so much. But after the first 160 pages, every time I would pick this book up, I felt like I was losing steam. I would become less and less interested and I wanted to push past it but I felt stuck and lackluster.
I don’t know why I felt like this because the story and the characters were still great but I just didn’t feel as excited about it. Maybe my expectations were to high (they were sky high) and I got lost in my own hype.
I don’t really know.
But I did really like this book and I’ll read the sequel. I would still recommend it for lovers of fantasy or if you’re looking to get into a fantasy series.

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