The Kiss of Deception
The Kiss of Deception 2014 Book Cover
Author Mary E. Pearson
Country America
Genre(s) young adult fantasy
Publisher Henry Holt
Publication date July 8, 2014
ISBN 978-0-8050-9923-2
Followed by The Heart of Betrayal
The Kiss of Deception is the first young adult fantasy book in the The Remnant Chronicles series by Mary E. Pearson. It was released on July 8, 2014.


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.