The Kiss of Deception

The Remnant Chronicles

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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.
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About the author

Mary E. Pearson is the author of seven novels for teens, including the popular Jenna Fox trilogy. She writes full-time from her home in Carlsbad, California, where she lives with her husband and two dogs.

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Henry Holt and Company (BYR)
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Published on
Jul 8, 2014
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Pages
496
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ISBN
9781627792189
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Language
English
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Genres
Young Adult Fiction / Dystopian
Young Adult Fiction / Fantasy / General
Young Adult Fiction / Romance / General
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From the New York Times bestselling author of the Legend series 

I am tired of being used, hurt, and cast aside.

Adelina Amouteru is a survivor of the blood fever. A decade ago, the deadly illness swept through her nation. Most of the infected perished, while many of the children who survived were left with strange markings. Adelina’s black hair turned silver, her lashes went pale, and now she has only a jagged scar where her left eye once was. Her cruel father believes she is a malfetto, an abomination, ruining their family’s good name and standing in the way of their fortune. But some of the fever’s survivors are rumored to possess more than just scars—they are believed to have mysterious and powerful gifts, and though their identities remain secret, they have come to be called the Young Elites.

Teren Santoro works for the king. As Leader of the Inquisition Axis, it is his job to seek out the Young Elites, to destroy them before they destroy the nation. He believes the Young Elites to be dangerous and vengeful, but it’s Teren who may possess the darkest secret of all.

Enzo Valenciano is a member of the Dagger Society. This secret sect of Young Elites seeks out others like them before the Inquisition Axis can. But when the Daggers find Adelina, they discover someone with powers like they’ve never seen.
Adelina wants to believe Enzo is on her side, and that Teren is the true enemy. But the lives of these three will collide in unexpected ways, as each fights a very different and personal battle. But of one thing they are all certain: Adelina has abilities that shouldn’t belong in this world. A vengeful blackness in her heart. And a desire to destroy all who dare to cross her.
 
It is my turn to use. My turn to hurt.
The third and final book in the New York Times-bestselling Remnant Chronicles.

Lia has survived Venda—but so has a great evil bent on the destruction of Morrighan. And only Lia can stop it.

With war on the horizon, Lia has no choice but to assume her role as First Daughter, as soldier—as leader. While she struggles to reach Morrighan and warn them, she finds herself at cross-purposes with Rafe and suspicious of Kaden, who has hunted her down.

In this heart-stopping conclusion to the Remnant Chronicles trilogy that started with The Kiss of Deception and The Heart of Betrayal, traitors must be rooted out, sacrifices must be made, and impossible odds must be overcome as the future of every kingdom hangs in the balance. New York Times-bestselling author Mary E. Pearson's combination of intrigue, suspense, romance, and action makes this a riveting YA page-turner for teens.

Read all of The Remnant Chronicles:
The Kiss of Deception
The Heart of Betrayal
The Beauty of Darkness

Praise for The Remnant Chronicles:

A New York Times Bestselling Series

“Readers will be gripping pages from the nerve-wracking start through the heart-stopping ending. . . . Pearson's Remnant Chronicles is an epic YA series to get behind.” —Romantic Times on The Beauty of Darkness

“Fantastical.” —USA Today for The Kiss of Deception

“A sumptuous fantasy.” —Chicago Tribune for The Kiss of Deception

“In The Kiss of Deception, a new realm is masterfully created, featuring court intrigue, feuding nations, breathtaking landscapes, and the gift of sight. Fans of the Game of Thrones series will enjoy the magic and fantasy in this timeless dystopian world.” —VOYA for The Kiss of Deception

Tudo parecia perfeito, um verdadeiro conto de fadas – menos para a protagonista dessa história. Morrighan é um reino imerso em tradições, histórias e deveres, e a Primeira Filha da Casa Real, uma garota de 17 anos chamada Lia, decidiu fugir de um casamento arranjado que supostamente selaria a paz entre dois reinos através de uma aliança política. O jovem príncipe escolhido se vê então obrigado a atravessar o continente para encontrá-la a qualquer custo. Mas essa se torna também a missão de um temido assassino. Quem a encontrará primeiro? Quando se vê refugiada em um pequeno vilarejo distante – o lugar perfeito para recomeçar – ela procura ser uma pessoa comum, se estabelecendo como garçonete, e escondendo sua vida de realeza. O que Lia não sabe, ao conhecer dois misteriosos rapazes recém-chegados ao vilarejo, é que um deles é o príncipe que fora abandonado e está desesperadamente à sua procura, e o outro, um assassino frio e sedutor enviado para dar um fim à sua breve vida. Lia se encontrará perante traições e segredos que vão desvendar um novo mundo ao seu redor. O romance de Mary E. Pearson evoca culturas do nosso mundo e as transpõe para a história de forma magnífica. Através de uma escrita apaixonante e uma convincente narrativa, o primeiro volume das Crônicas de Amor e Ódio é capaz de mudar a nossa concepção entre o bem e o mal e nos fazer repensar todos os estereótipos aos quais estamos condicionados. É um livro sobre a importância da autodescoberta, do amor, e como ele pode nos enganar. Às vezes, nossas mais belas lembranças são histórias distorcidas pelo tempo. The Kiss of Deception é uma combinação de Jane Austen, Outlander e "A Seleção", de Kiera Cass, que o considera um dos grandes livros desta nova geração de autoras. A obra foi escolhida pelo comitê da Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) como umas das melhores ficções YA de 2015, além de uma das principais fantasias de 2014 pelos leitores no Goodreads.
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