Monday, October 2, 2017

Kiss of Deception gets 4 Stars {ya lit, fantasy, series: remnant chronicles #1}

Kiss of Deception by Mary Pearson Book 1 in the Remnant Chronicles. This YA Fantasy book is a fun fast read with a bit of romance.  high school, teen read, fun read, series, trilogy, not high fantasy. Clean read, some violence, castles kings queens princesses Alohamoraopenabook Alohamora Open a Book

On Instagram there is a pretty cool #bookstagram community.  It was in that community that I was introduced to The Remnant Chronicles.  This YA (young adult) fantasy series is fun and enjoyable.  I flew through all three books. 

Kiss of Deception by Mary E. Pearson gets 4 out of 5 stars from me.  I'm not a high fantasy (like Book of Three) fan.  Kiss of Deception had the perfect amount of magic with just a touch, fun story, likeable characters, relatable, and even a bit inspiring.   This clean read, with just a touch of violence, was well done.  I loved seeing Lia grow as a character in who she is and what she's capable of; the character development was well done.  I also feel Pearson did a great job helping you truly feel for the characters and their struggles.  I was happy and excited for Lia, but sad at times too.  Overall, the writing and story well done.  

This book had a few areas of disappointment.  There were parts of the story that were completely predictable.  When her brother showed up I knew exactly the issues that would come from that.  However, there were a couple parts of the book that surprised me as well.

My only other qualm with Kiss of Deception is the fact that some of the action and intense parts of the story seemed rushed.  Action is tough to write, but it's frustrating for a reader to have to go back and read a section over b/c the author rushed through.  

Kiss of Deception was a great first book to a fun series, and I always love a good strong female character.  I find reading about women doing cool things is inspiring to the teenagers as well as adults.  

Besides Harry Potter, do you have a favorite series? 

Happy Fun Young Adult Fantasy reading!

Kiss of Deception by Mary E. Pearson
Rating: 4/5 stars
Best For: 14 and up, 8th grade and up.
Worth a Check Out: Yes.
Buy It or Not: Yes, if you are a fantasy fan
Read Aloud: No.
Book Club Discussion Topics: Arranged marriages, good or bad? As a princess is your obligation to your heart or your kingdom?  Was the story too predictable, or did you just enjoy the ride?  

As always, I'd LOVE to hear your thoughts on this read. What did you think? 

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