The Kiss of Deception, is it worth the read?

The Kiss of Deception by Mary E. Pearson is the first book in the Remnant Chronicle series. It’s definitely an acquired taste and follows along the lines of fantasy more than any other genre. The book follows lead character, Princess Lia, who is the first daughter of the family, and is supposed to have the gift of sight. All of her family is aware that Lia does not have this gift. However, her parents attempted to orchestrate a falsity in order to marry her off and secure an alliance with the neighboring kingdom. On the day of her wedding, Lia flees to a nearby village and meets both the prince she is meant to marry and the assassin that her parents sent to kill her. Deception is ingrained deeply into this book, and as she gets closer to these two a love triangle emerges but so do the secrets and the lies.

All in all, it was genuinely a good book but only if you like a romance movie in book form. It’s like The Notebook (the movie) without the sadness, more or less. It was a lengthy book so it kept me occupied for a couple of weeks. It also had over 400 pages, so Pearson never failed to include buckets of details and a well evolved plot, which is great. Nothing is better. I think Lia, as a whole, didn’t have consistent character traits throughout the novel but it was a well done book nonetheless. Overall, the book was a solid 3 out of 5 stars, and the rest of her books in the series only get better(shocking I know).