The Kiss of Deception


Non-spoiler Review

From Amazon:

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 escapes 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 enjoyed this, I will have to hold out my negative thoughts until I read the whole series. I can say that you should pay attention to the chapter titles. I was very confused at one point. Basically, there are two characters that remain a mystery in the beginning and for some crazy reason I did not catch it and completely missed the mystery part.

I liked the characters and the pace of this novel. Lia flees from her life as a princess on her wedding day and seeks a new life. After her follows an assassin and…the prince she left at the alter. Fun Stuff!

I really enjoyed the scenery of the town she finds herself in. I also am a little excited about the next book taking on a new setting, it’s risky, but it’s literature…We want risk!

Decent YA, if it’s in your to be read and nothing else is more pressing, go for it.

****Spoiler Zone****

WHAT THE HECK? What was happening? I did not catch the whole identity thing being a mystery. I thought we knew who was who from the beginning. I thought for some crazy reason that the prince was one and the assassin was the other. Of course I can’t remember their names. Also, of course I had them backwards. My mental images were all balled up.  By the time I realized what the attempt at mystery was, I had read to the reveal.

It screwed me up and it feels like the first part of the book suddenly didn’t matter.

I won’t talk about about the wilderness wandering because how much more can I really say about it? CMON!


I’m not excited about buying the next e-book for $7. This wasn’t a bad book, but if the next is more of the same then it’s not worth it. Just a fun read, nothing to spend crazily on… Unless one of you can assure me it’s worth it to continue?

I’m moving on now. I’m going to attempt to read the Throne of Glass Series again since Sarah Maas is bomb and after ACOTAR and ACOMAF I think I may have jumped the gun on judging it. Onto the next one!


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