Monday, February 29, 2016

The Kiss of Deception by Mary E. Pearson

ROCK (1)
Audio, 11 hours 
Release Date: July 8, 2014
Published by: Henry Holt & Co. (BYR) 
The Remnant Chronicles, #1
Source: Hoopla (Library) 
For fans of: Fantasy, Romance, Magic, Action, Adventure, YA

     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.


     While reading this it was obvious to tell you either hated it or loved it. Can we guess which one I was? That's right, I was the latter. All in all it just wasn't the right book for me. 
     In all honesty this book seemed more like a filler to me than anything. Which is strange because it was the series starter! It just seemed like it was pretty long for it to really have nothing happening. And then things finally did start getting interesting it was at the end. I didn't like having to wade through 10.5 hours  of boring to get to the good parts. 
     Also, everyone was talking about how this book was so good and somewhere in their reviews were always the words "OMG THAT CLIFFHANGER" or some sort of thing like that. Let me tell you... That cliff hanger was not that bad. I knew she was going to end up finding out who he was. I just didn't realize it'd be so soon. 
     Last but not least, there was the biggest reason I was disappointed... The love triangle. Regardless of what anyone says, I say there was one. Later on she obviously picks who she wants to be with, but there was still kissing of the other party and I just didn't care for it. And last but not least, I've heard this book had an amazing love story. I'm still looking for it. I could not have been reading the same book as everyone else. Not even close. Because I did NOT get that same feeling.
     In short, this book was a little harder to get in to. (I tried once before on the HC and gave up on it) I'm glad to say I gave it another shot, but I can't say right now if I will try the next one. Maybe, maybe not. Only time will tell. 
Overall, I give this

(There will be no quotes for this because it was an audiobook!)


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