Tuesday, August 18, 2015
52. Kiss of Deception
listened to on Audible
2014, Henry Holt
Goodreads rating: 4.08
My rating: 3
First line/s: "Today was the day a thousand dreams would die and a single dream would be born."
My comments: I read this for my YA book group and enjoyed it, for the most part, very much. It was recorded by four different voices, one for Lia, one for Rafe, one for Kaden, and a female voice for the beginning entries of each of the seventy-something chapters. Other than the question: who is the prince...who is the assassin? there were very few surprises. I'm not a huge fan of love triangles, so that's a point off, and there were sections that dragged a bit, but not enough so that I was bored. Lia is the rebellious, I'm-going-to-do-what-I-want-unless-you-give-me-a-good-reason-not-to princess/heroine, which does get a tiny bit tiring. It would be nice if she took a misstep once in awhile. Three stars means I liked it, which I did. And it left off with a nice cliffhanger, so I'm looking forward to the next in the series.
Becky's Review from Becky's Book Reviews
Goodreads synopsis: 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.