Title: The Kiss of Deception | Author: Mary E. Pearson | Edition: Hardback | Pages: 489
Language: English | Published: 2014 | Publisher: Henry Holt and Company
She flees on her wedding day.
She steals ancient documents from the Chancellor’s secret collection.
She is pursued by bounty hunter 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 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.
“Today was the day a thousand dreams would die and a single dream would be born.”
I feel that I need to point out that this book was nowhere near what I expected it to be. I was afraid I’d find it boring and perhaps repetitive, because having a princess as the main character in a book about a kingdom in trouble is a very used plot in the fantasy genre. But I ended up LOVING Kiss of Deception!Read More »
Language: English | Published: 2015 | Publisher: MacMillan Children’s Books
Simon Snow is the worst chosen one who’s ever been chosen.
That’s what his roommate, Baz, says. And Baz might be evil and a vampire and a complete git, but he’s probably right.
Half the time Simon can’t even make his wand work, and the other half, he sets something on fire. His mentor’s avoiding him, his girlfriend broke up with him, and there’s a magic-eating monster running around wearing Simon’s face. Baz would be having a field day with all this, if he were here – it’s their last year at the Watford School of Magicks, and Simon’s infuriating nemesis didn’t even bother to show up.
“I’d do it. I’d take him away – if I didn’t believe he was the only one who could make a difference here. If I stole Simon and kept him safe… I’m not sure there’d be a World of Mages to come back to.”
This book was one of the most hyped books of 2015, so of course I had to pick it up and see what was all about. I read Fangirl earlier this year and it took me a few months to open this one. I absolutely loved Fangirl and I will write a review about that one as well, but I never fully understood the small glimpses of Carry On throughout the book. That resulted in me not picking this book up the moment I finished Fangirl.
I really enjoy Rainbow Rowell’s writing, it’s easy to follow and you practically fly through her books. That being said, I never truly enjoyed Carry On. I knew it was inspired from the Harry Potter series and I loved that idea, but while I was reading I kept comparing the two, which resulted in me not enjoying the book as much as I wanted to. Read More »
My very first blog entry! I’m so excited for this and I really hope you guys will enjoy my blog. I asked on Instagram what questions you had for me, and Summer (library_looter) spammed me with questions! Carolien (carolreadsbooks) asked me as well and I’ve integrated them into the two first questions.
When did you start reading and what’s the first novel you remember reading?
The first book I remember reading was Harry Potter og De Vises Sten (the danish translation of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone). I was eleven years old and I borrowed it from one of my best friends, he was a big fan of the books and kept suggesting them to me. I remember being very much against it in the beginning, because in our class it wasn’t very cool to read or to be a little geeky/nerdy. But in the end I agreed to borrow it and I enjoyed it so much more than I expected I would! I actually got my parents to buy the second book as soon as I could. Or I used my own savings. I can’t really remember, but I got the second book immediately.
Why did you start reading and was it because of a specific book?
I think the answer to these questions are covered by the answer above, but I’d like to explain WHY I started reading. Because I could’ve ended up NOT buying the second book in the Harry Potter series, I could’ve ignored it after finishing it but I didn’t. The thing about books is that there is something addictive in the pages, that feeling when you finally read a book that feels like it’s just written especially to you, where you often lose yourself in the world and in the characters. I’ve most likely already read a book before reading Harry Potter, because I enjoyed going to the school’s library, but the thing is that I don’t remember any of them. Harry Potter became so special to me because I could relate to Harry, Ron and Hermione in so many different ways and I think that’s the main reason to why I started reading so much. You never feel alone when you’re reading a book filled with characters that inspire you, that makes you feel normal and that anything you want and wish for can come true. We follow the characters as they struggle through life and watch them overcome the obstacles, it’s motivating to read! Especially as a young kid.