Kiss Of Deception by Mary E. Pearson

 

Princess Lia is forced into an arranged marriage. Unwilling to go through with it she and her friend run away to a small sea village where they find work and try to live normal lives among the common folk. When two strangers arrive, the prince and an assassin sent by Venda to kill her, deceptions swirl and lies abound. As bounty hunters are sent to find her, Lia struggles to find perilous secrets that could unravel her world, even as she feels herself falling in love.

I adored this book.  The author’s writing style is unique and she tricks us into believing one thing is true when it is actually the opposite for like half the book.  I can’t can’t can’t wait to read the next book in the series especially if it is as good as the Kiss Of Deception.

I couldn’t stop reading this book. Every chance I got I had my nose buried in it. I would totally reread this.  Kiss of Deception is a MUST read.

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Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard

Mare’s world is divided by blood.  People with silver blood are gods with abilities that make them higher than the common population of reds.

Mare has a silver gift ,despite the fact that she came from a dirt poor red family, that cannot be explained.  As a result the King makes her a silver princess to hide who she truly is.  As a rebellion rises like a new dawn Mare must figure out who are her friends and enemies are and how to survive court intrigue while hiding her identity at every turn for fear of discovery.   With the two princes pitted against each other Mare must decide whose side she is on and if the sacrifices made are worth it in the end.

This book was phenomenal and I would definitely read it.  I loved Mare, the main character who continued on against all odds.  She never knew what to expect around the corner where death could be lurking but she still persevered.

I can’t wait to read the sequel and see how Mare’s story continues.

Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher

Hannah Baker killed herself but before she died she sent out tapes to thirteen people telling of how their interactions with her led to her demise.

Clay liked Hannah and when he recieves the tapes he is shocked and saddened.  He soon dives into the complicated people around him and how Hannah was negatively impacted by their actions amd how maybe just.. maybe he could of saved her.

 

This book is absolutely terrible.  We learn nothing of the main character ,Clay, except that he has a garage, his mom likes milkshakes, and he learns how to ride the bus.  Hannah turns out to be a selfish girl who sends out tapes for revenge.  In the end we hate all the characters and never ever want to read this book again.

I would not suggest reading this and I sincerely hope this helped.

Burning Glass by Kathryn Purdie

An Ausaseer feels people’s emotions around them. Sonya is different she feels the emotions around her both emotionally and physically.

Sonya is an Ausaseer. One that has hidden from the empire for seventeen years.

After a tragic incident she becomes Soveriegn Ausaseer whose job is to read the people around the emperor so that he is not assassinated.  But it is hard for Sonya to decipher the difference between her feelings and the people’s around her.  ” As she struggles to wrangle her abilities, Sonya seeks refuge in the charming-yet-volatile Emperor Valko and his idealistic younger brother, Prince Anton.  But when threats of a revolution pit the two brothers against each other, Sonya must choose which brother to trust- and which to betray.”( inside cover).

The Princess and the Hound

George is a Prince with animal magic. He is forced to marry Princess Beatrice of the neighboring kingdom for the good of both their realms.

Princess Beatrice lives in a world where she is scorned and looked down upon.  Her only comfort is her loyal yet wild hound, Marit.  But there is more to this inseperable pair than meets the eye.

These three will take you on a wonderful yet heart wrenching journey.

Companions to Read and Write with.

I find that reading or writing with your cat or dog is soothing and inspiring.  This is especially true with my cat who enjoys the book I am reading almost as much as I do.  She is also inspiring when I write and I have modeled characters in my stories after her.   If you have a pet why not spend time with them while enjoying a fantastic book or furiously writing your own.

Traitor to the Throne by Alwyn Hamilton

The second book in the series, The Rebel of the Sands, continues Amani’s story.   She has joined the rebellion to bring down the Sultan who killed his own father for the throne. Amani accidentally infiltrates the Sultan’s palace. She is determined to spy on the Sultan from the inside and bring him to justice for all of his bloodthirsty crimes.  Distractingly she is still a prisoner under the constant supervision of guards.   There she learns secrets that should never of been unearthed.  Questions arise as to whether her cause is true.  But will she survive the trials of the palace?