The Kiss of Deception by Mary E. Pearson
Series: The Remnant Chronicles #1
Published by Henry Holt on July 8th 2014
Genres: Fantasy, Romance, Young Adult
Pages: 492


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.

I really have been wanting to do more written reviews, but I also don’t really love just straight writing. SO here we are with bullet points. LET’S DO THIS THING.

I enjoyed The Kiss of Deception overall, but I didn’t LOVE it like most people do. It was just eh, alright to me. HENCE THE THREE STARS.

If you enjoy love triangles, fantasy and not knowing who people are until 3/4ths of the way through the book – you might enjoy this more than I did!


  • Overall, really loved the characters.
    • I really enjoyed Lia as a main character.
    • Rafe and Kaden were not amazing but still pretty great.
    • Pauline and all the tavern girls were fantastic. All their relationships were so great and wonderful to read.
  • Worldbuilding and folklore were interesting – I really enjoyed reading that folklore story that was spread throughout the book – nice touch!


  • Though i enjoyed reading Rafe and Kaden, they were still pretty flat. You do find out more about their motivations, but it doesn’t totally work developing their characters.
  • THE NOT KNOWING WHO PEOPLE WERE WAS SO FRUSTRATING. It was interesting for the first fourth of the book, but after that I just got really frustrated.
  • I GOT SO BORED TOWARD THE END. I basically made myself finish the book because I wasn’t motivated at all.
  • I kept waiting for something “big” to happen but it never did. The reveal really wasn’t that big to be honest, it wasn’t that exciting.
  • The plot was interesting but could’ve been SO MUCH MORE!


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