Book Beginnings on Friday is now hosted by Rose City Reader. The Friday 56 is hosted at Freda's Voice. Check out the links above for the rules and for the posts of the participants each week. Don’t dig for your favorite book, the coolest, the most intellectual. Use the CLOSEST.
This week I am spotlighting The Kiss of Deception by Mary E. Pearson. I got the ARC for this July 8 release from Macmillan. Here is the description:
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.Beginning:
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.
Today was the day a thousand dreams would die, and a single dream would be born.Friday 56:
I scrubbed Pauline's back the way she had scrubbed mine so many times before, but then as she soaked, her eyes heavy with fatigue, I decided I'd go bathe in the creek so she could savor this luxury as long as she wanted. I'd never be able to pay her back for everything she had done for me. This was a small token I could offer.