Title: The Traitor’s Kiss
Author: Erin Beaty
Date of Publication: May 9th, 2017
An obstinate girl who will not be married.
A soldier desperate to prove himself.
A kingdom on the brink of war.
With a sharp tongue and an unruly temper, Sage Fowler is not what they’d call a lady―which is perfectly fine with her. Deemed unfit for marriage, Sage is apprenticed to a matchmaker and tasked with wrangling other young ladies to be married off for political alliances. She spies on the girls―and on the soldiers escorting them.
As the girls’ military escort senses a political uprising, Sage is recruited by a handsome soldier to infiltrate the enemy ranks. The more she discovers as a spy, the less certain she becomes about whom to trust―and Sage becomes caught in a dangerous balancing act that will determine the fate of her kingdom.
This was definitely one of my most anticipated reads this year, and now I just feel lost! The cover while stunning, what was inside did not hold a candle up to it.
The beginning started off awesome. The whole matchmaker business in the beginning reminded me of Mulan, where she just makes a disaster of things, so that got me all kinds of thrilled.
Sage then goes to apologize to the matchmaker and is offered to become her assistant, which she takes. Things then get all kinds of good. Then we flip to Quinn’s POV, and I started to get bored. There was a lot of military strategy stuff going on that I did not care about.
Ash, who works with the military, enters the picture to get some info on things and then runs into Sage, where he is requested to get more info. So, I was seriously bored.
Things pick up halfway, and I had already figured out what was going on, but it was still entertaining. The romance was sweet, but it still felt underdeveloped, because I didn’t see any real conversations going on. I will see I did like Sage’s training scene!
Overall it was still an okay read that lands in the mediocre range for me, but I still would read the next book!
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