Imprint | May 2017 | 352 pgs
Source: Library

This is the first book of The Traitor's Trilogy and it's a tale revolving around secret identities, espionage, lies, wars and of course some romance what with that title. 

16-year-old Sage Fowler is unlike any other young ladies in Demoran. Raised by her uncle after her parents' pass, she is often viewed as a courageous yet an obstinate girl who would not be married. With her unruly temper and wit, she is then apprenticed to a matchmaker, Mistress Rodelle, and their current task is to wrangler other young ladies to be married off for political alliances on their way to the quinquennial Concordium. 

With a treason to overthrow the king and a kingdom on the brink of war, Captain Alexander Quinn and his army are assigned to escort these brides-to-be across the borders alongside a spy mission as they make their long journey towards the capital city of Tennegol. Although not a beauty like the other young ladies, Sage caught the attention of the captain through her intelligence and her quick response to matters. Already disguised as one of the "brides" for mingling and observing the other girls for the matchmaking assignments, Sage is glad to help their escorts on a spy mission and as fate could have it, she finds herself attracted to a soldier and vice versa. But with so many uncertainties and dangers lurking around, Sage doesn't know who to trust the more she finds herself deep into the infiltration. And most of all, would she even come out of the mission alive? 

The Traitor's Kiss fulfilled my fantasy fix and I was so glad to discover this new trilogy series featuring a brave heroine (yay, girl power!) and an unforgettable love story that have me anticipating for the next book. Right from the beginning I knew this story would keep me engaged not only with the world building (Demoran is one of the many nations which is divided by class and very often connections are established through matched marriages within and outside Demoran) and the characters but also there are enough espionage and twist that had me on edge alongside the action. I liked a few characters here, and I found myself rooted for Sage and her brave soldier. Though the end read like a standalone without an intense cliffhanger, still I couldn't get enough of this story. I hope the second book will release quickly. 

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6 Responses
  1. jenclair Says:

    :) A new trilogy with a strong female lead sounds like a winner! Glad to hear that although part of a trilogy, the book has a sense of completion rather than a cliffhanger.

  2. Melody Says:

    Jenclair - I enjoyed this book a lot! I don't mind a cliffhanger and although this one seems to have a sense of completion, I think it'll satisfy readers who prefer standalone than a series.

  3. Lark Says:

    I'm writing this one down for the next time I need a fantasy fix! It sounds awesome. And it's got a lot of elements that I love in a fantasy: a smart heroine, characters to root for, and a little romance. :)

  4. Melody Says:

    Lark - I hope you'll enjoy it as much as I did! :)

  5. Iliana Says:

    Sounds like a good adventure story and yay for girl power!

  6. Melody Says:

    Iliana - I'm glad I discovered this trilogy, not to mention the author. :)

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