THE KISS OF DECEPTION
Pearson’s first book in her Remnant Chronicles is thrilling. Readers will be hooked from the first page to the last and will find themselves eagerly anticipating the next installment. Pearson pairs a rich and varied plot with a fiery and headstrong heroine. You will be guessing as to the true identity of the hero until the very last chapter.
All Princess Lia wants is to fall in love and get married, not have her husband arranged for her, forcing her to marry like a soldier in her father’s army. So on the day of her wedding, she runs away, looking for the easy and tranquil life that has always eluded her. But the peace will be short-lived, as there is a war brewing in her country, plus an assassin and her royal fiancé are on her trail. As the impending war takes its first casualty, Lia will learn that running does not solve anything, and that standing up and facing your problems just may win the battle after all. (HENRY HOLT, Jul., 544 pp., $17.99, ISBN: 9780805099232, HC, 12 & Up)