The Kiss of Deception by Mary E. Pearson



“I enjoyed reading this novel immensely. It reminded me a lot of The Demon King series by Cinda Williams Chima. I love the trend of the daughters holding more responsibility than the sons in kingdoms, or, in The Demon King, a queendom. Another thing I loved about this novel was that it didn’t have the same old love triangle that has become very popular; Lia shows interest in one guy almost exclusively.”




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 sight—but she doesn’t—and she knows her parents are perpetrating a sham when they arrange her marriage to secure an alliance with a neighboring kingdom—to 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 arrive—and 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 secrets—even as she finds herself falling in love.

The Kiss of Deception is the first book in Mary E. Pearson’s Remnant Chronicles.




“The first in a marvelous new fantasy series that is sure to find an audience with devotees of Suzanne Collins’s “The Hunger Games” . . . Romance, adventure, mysticism—this book has it all and it just may be the next YA blockbuster.

School Library Journal, Starred Review

This thick book is fantastical and interesting (with a bit of mystery thrown in!)….There’s a lot of mystery that spices up the book. It’s not all about the mystery, but it’s on the peripheral always, which makes it that much more interesting.”

USA Today

The Kiss of Deception has it all—beautiful writing, heart-pounding suspense, a fiery princess, and an epic romance that’ll make you swoon. This is definitely one of my favorite reads of the year!

Alyson Noël, #1 New York Times–bestselling author of The Immortals

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