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review 2017-03-07 12:05
The Kiss of Deception (The Remnant Chronicles) - Mary E. Pearson

It took a while to get going and then it got very interesting.  Princess Lia is running away from her destiny, to marry the prince of another country and to become a pawn in the politics of this post-apocalyptic world.  She thinks she has run away without being caught but she's been found by an assassin and the prince she should marry.

 

Complicated and interesting once it got going. 

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review 2017-01-07 00:00
The Kiss of Deception
The Kiss of Deception - Mary E. Pearson I wasn't overly impressed with this book but honestly I heard so much hype around it and so many misleading reviews that I don't think my expectations were realistic, therefore, I guess I kind of set myself up for disappointment. I heard that this book had an amazing plot twist and the author did such a phenomenal job deceiving her readers so I was totally looking forward to be deceived and that absolutely DID NOT happen (pouty face). The 'major plot twist' turned out to be relatively minor in the grand scheme of things and completely transparent, not to mention predictable. Maybe it appeared that way for me because I was expecting to be deceived and therefore over analyzing and over critical to what was going on, which is unfortunate because I like a good surprise plot twist as much of the next reader. Just a word to the wise...if you pick this book up based on all the hype, expecting epic deceit, prepare to be let down.

Having said that, this wasn't a bad book in it's own right, nor can it be blamed for the hype surrounding it, or for my disagreeing with other reviews. It was the average ya fantasy/romance novel. It certainly wasn't high fantasy, at least not so far in the series, but there were definitely some magical elements going on. This was a story about a princess, called Lia, who was betrothed to a prince from another kingdom whom she was to marry without ever having been introduced, for the sake of political alliance and peace between the two nations. However, she didn't agree with this idea so she ran away and went into hiding, living as a common peasant, meanwhile, the prince and an assassin hired to kill her are both tracking her, each with his own, very different, agenda.

My other major complaint with The Kiss of Deception is the ending. I thought it was so inconclusive that I cannot rate this higher than three stars because I am so aggravated! I knew this was book one in a series of at least three books so obviously I didn't expect everything to be wrapped up, cut and dried, at the end of the first book but I felt like the conclusion was so inconclusive that it doesn't feel like the book even ended and I got little to know satisfaction after reading nearly 500 pages! Not cool. I hope book two is an improvement because if it's any worse I won't be reading any further into The Remnant Chronicles.
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review 2016-12-31 21:01
Last Book of 2016, Finished with a YES !
The Beauty of Darkness (The Remnant Chronicles) - Mary E. Pearson The last book of 2016 finished on the last day :D Great ending to a wonderfully fun series that had my screaming at the events and characters many times in a good way. I finished this series and really enjoyed it for these reasons -Lia is not a doormat -Lia is a commander with brass ovaries -Lia has many men in her life but doesn't not play games unless they are called for. :P -Lia loves completely and honestly - Rafe and Kaden were both good honest guys - I like a love triangle even though this one fizzled very early - The supporting characters were unique believable and easy to care for or hate. -The story came with a history that had a ring of possibility for our future.
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review 2016-12-31 21:01
Last Book of 2016, Finished with a YES !
The Beauty of Darkness (The Remnant Chronicles) - Mary E. Pearson The last book of 2016 finished on the last day :D Great ending to a wonderfully fun series that had me screaming at the events and characters many times in a good way. I finished this series and really enjoyed it for these reasons -Lia is not a doormat -Lia is a commander with brass ovaries -Lia has many men in her life but does not play games unless they are called for. :P -Lia loves completely and honestly - Rafe and Kaden were both good honest guys - I like a love triangle even though this one fizzled very early - The supporting characters were unique believable and easy to care for or hate. -The story came with a history that had a ring of possibility for our future.
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text 2016-12-30 15:59
Reading progress update: I've read 75%.
The Beauty of Darkness (The Remnant Chronicles) - Mary E. Pearson Duty and honor, Pfffiiittt ! Screw that
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