The Kiss of Deception

The Kiss of Deception

By Mary E. Pearson

Henry Holt & Company, Hardcover, 9780805099232, 489pp.

Publication Date: July 8, 2014

Description

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.



About the Author
Mary E. Pearson is the author of bestselling, award-winning novels for teens. "The Miles Between" was named a Kirkus Best Book of the Year, and "The Adoration of Jenna Fox" was listed as a Bank Street Best Children's Book of the Year, an IRA Young Adult Choice, NYPL Stuff for the Teen Age, and a School Library Journal Best Book of the Year. She is also the author of "A Room on Lorelei Street", "David v. God", and "Scribbler of Dreams". Pearson studied art at Long Beach State University, and worked as an artist before earning her teaching credential at San Diego State University. She writes full-time from her home in Carlsbad, California, where she lives with her husband and two dogs.


Praise For The Kiss of Deception

Praise for The Adoration of Jenna Fox:

* “Raises the ante in unexpected ways until the very last page.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review

* “This is a beautiful blend of science fiction . . . and teen-relationship novel that melds into a seamless whole.” —School Library Journal, starred review

“This is an amazingly powerful, thought-provoking, just brilliant novel.” —Teen Book Review

* “[An] outstanding examination of identity, science and ethics.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review

* “This novel is truly unlike any other I have ever read and is a breath of fresh air.” —ELLEgirl

 

Praise for The Fox Inheritance:

“Riveting, thought-provoking.” —Suzanne Collins, author of The Hunger Games

* “A dazzling blend of science fiction, mystery, and teen friendship drama.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review

“Gripping, urgent, and highly appealing.” —School Library Journal