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Review: Heart of Betrayal by Mary E. Pearson

Thursday, June 18, 2015
Why I chose this book:
Ever since I read Kiss of Deception, I knew I needed the next one. I had read it late last spring as an eARC, and after finishing it, I knew the wait would be utterly unbearable. I was fortunate enough to receive an ARC from the publisher at North Texas Teen Book Festival in Dallas, and when I held it in my hands, my heart sand with excitement! I received this book free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.


The Heart of Betrayal by Mary E. Pearson
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co. Books for Young Readers
Release Date: July 7th, 2015
Format: ARC
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy

Synopsis:
Held captive in the barbarian kingdom of Venda, Lia and Rafe have little chance of escape. Desperate to save her life, Lia's erstwhile assassin, Kaden, has told the Vendan Komizar that she has the gift, and the Komizar's interest in Lia is greater than anyone could have foreseen.

Meanwhile, nothing is straightforward: there's Rafe, who lied to Lia, but has sacrificed his freedom to protect her; Kaden, who meant to assassinate her but has now saved her life; and the Vendans, whom Lia always believed to be barbarians. Now that she lives amongst them, however, she realizes that may be far from the truth. Wrestling with her upbringing, her gift, and her sense of self, Lia must make powerful choices that will affect her country... and her own destiny. (Godreads)

Review: The Kiss of Deception by Mary E. Pearson

Wednesday, July 9, 2014
Why I chose this book: 
All the way back in 2003 I read a book I fell in love with, Scribbler of Dreams by Mary E. Pearson. It was basically a Romeo & Juliet, star-crossed lovers story. It was the first story I ever reread a second time. Since then, I haven’t gone out of my way to seek out her books, honestly I even forgot about Scribbler until I saw an ARC for The Kiss of Deception and realized it was Pearson’s. I knew I immediately had to nab it from NetGalley, not only because it was Mary E. Pearson, but because the plot seemed like it was exactly what I generally love to read.  I received this book free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.


The Kiss of Deception by Mary E. Pearson
Publisher: Henry Holt
Publish Date: July 8th, 2014
Format: eARC
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy
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Synopsis:
A princess must find her place in a reborn world.

She flees on her wedding day.

She steals ancient documents from the Chancellor's secret collection.

She is pursued by bounty hunters sent by her own father.

She is Princess Lia, seventeen, First Daughter of the House of Morrighan.

The Kingdom of Morrighan is steeped in tradition and the stories of a bygone world, but some traditions Lia can't abide. Like having to marry someone she's never met to secure a political alliance.

Fed up and ready for a new life, Lia flees to a distant village on the morning of her wedding. She settles in among the common folk, 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. Deceptions swirl and Lia finds herself on the brink of unlocking perilous secrets—secrets that may unravel her world—even as she feels herself falling in love. (Goodreads)
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