The Kiss of Deception

The Kiss of Deception

Book - 2014
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"On the morning of her wedding, Princess Lia flees to a distant village. She settles into a new life, 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. Deception abounds, and Lia finds herself on the brink of unlocking perilous secrets--even as she finds herself falling in love"--Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Henry Holt and Company, 2014.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9780805099232
Characteristics: 489 pages.


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Oct 15, 2017

I didn't expect this to be such a good book. One would think this is those particular YA book with young romance and royal fantasy. But this book is nothing close to that. Lia, the heroine, is such a strong and self-resilient character. The character building is so good, world building is really fantasized and dark. There are magic, royal, spiritual, ancients and different cultures involved. Such an interesting YA fantasy. Can't wait to see the sequal.

GCPL_Teen Jul 07, 2017

Another YA Fantasy about a princess? At first I was skeptical, but this was actually a really good read. The pacing is slower, switching between three different characters and telling the tale of a princess who runs away from her arranged marriage to live a normal life. If you like action packed books, this won't really be for you, as the story is more focused on drama and characters than plot, and follows the relationship developing between the princess and two boys she meets. Obviously, that also means this is more a romantic fantasy than anything else. Still, an enjoyable read with appropriate content for young adults. Its well written, and the characters are lovely.

Jun 16, 2017

If you read this book, you should listen to the song of, "King" by Lauren Aquilina.

Apr 02, 2017

OMG such a good book! But, before you read: Kaden is the Assassin, Rafe is the Prince. I swear, I went most of the book thinking the opposite. I wish someone had told me this!

I absolutely adored this book because of the strong heroine. It may sound like a bad book when it says one boy is a prince another one an assassin trying to kill her. However, the romance was impeccable. One that easily rivals the romance in the Red Queen series. I'm very glad there are two books after this one otherwise, I don't know what I would do.

Jan 03, 2017

Recently discovered this author and find her books VERY GOOD ! Good plots, good character development. Intriguing.

Sep 13, 2016

This is one of my new favorite teen series. I just read book one and two again and cannot wait for book 3 to arrive. This book has action, romance and a touch of fantasy. Love it!

Sep 12, 2016

i really loved this book. if u are one of those people who just skim every sentence then i'd recommend re-reading it, but once u get all the details it is very interesting!! i've read the next book, the heart of betrayal, and can't wait to read the third.
great read!!!

Jul 17, 2016

Kiss of deception was a really good book! I'm not much of a long novel girl, but i must say that i really loved it! Lia the young princess was so strong and fearless, I really appreciate that the other made the lead female strong and brave. I enjoyed the romance, and the book took crazy turns, drawing you in more and more. In the end I was totally wrong about who was who, which made it all the more better. I recommend this book to teen girls and am really exited for the second book!

Oct 09, 2015

Very poorly written, the boys especially. Too bad, because the summary/plot/idea had so much potential. I loved the main character, Lia, and I liked the book up until the two love interests were introduced. Then I just skimmed the rest to find out what happened. I will not be reading the next one.

Kiss of Deception has everything the most popular books have, like a prince, an assassin, a strong runaway princess, but the guys (who make up a large portion of the plot) are just so, so bad...and I feel like the stronger, darker emotions of the novel weren't handled well. The grief, shame, and confusion the characters felt was not strong enough to feel real. But this may be because after reading the Throne of Glass series, nothing can really compare.

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Oct 10, 2017

Princess Lia flees her home land to escape a wedding that hasn't been approved by the bride herself. With the help of good friends and determination, Lia will make a new name for herself, one way or another, and might even find love along the way.


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