The Traitor'S Kiss

The Traitor'S Kiss

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This is an action-packed, expertly plotted story, drenched in double crosses and intrigue, with an irresistible heroine and a sweet and sexy romance. A late-breaking twist gives way to a final act that will leave readers eager for subsequent books in this planned trilogy. --Publishers Weekly, starred review

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 proper lady--which is perfectly fine with her. Deemed unfit for a suitable 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. With secret identities and a tempestuous romance, Erin Beaty's The Traitor's Kiss is full of intrigue, espionage, and lies. An Imprint Book Marital and martial matters collide when brides and spies become ensnared in a treasonous plot. . . . Sage is a clever, contrary female protagonist who remains realistic and likable, while her fellow protagonist Ash is enigmatic enough to require a second read. . . . Both epic and intimate, a semi-old-fashioned alternative to the wave of inexplicably lethal superheroines and their smoldering love triangles. --Kirkus Reviews Complex characterization, deftly layered adventure story, and [a] balanced blend of political maneuvering, romantic interludes, and action scenes. --Kirkus Reviews

Beaty balances a taut web of deceit...readers will be carried away by the mystery. --The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books (BCCB) A debut novel that blends fantasy, romance, and battlefield action. . . . A slow burn YA fantasy with clever genre mixing. --School Library Journal
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Product details

  • 14+
  • Hardback | 352 pages
  • 162 x 243 x 29mm | 547g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 1250117941
  • 9781250117946
  • 234,045

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A thrilling tale with an unforgettable heroine and a love story that left me breathless... --Mary E. Pearson, New York Times-bestselling author of The Remnant Chronicles
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About Erin Beaty

Erin Beaty was born and raised in Indianapolis, Indiana, which means she can't drive a tractor, but she won't eat veggies that come from a can. She graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy with a degree in rocket science and served in the fleet as a weapons officer and a leadership instructor. She and her husband have five children, two cats, and a vegetable garden and live wherever the Navy tells them to go. The Traitor's Kiss is her debut novel.
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Rating details

8,081 ratings
3.96 out of 5 stars
5 35% (2,807)
4 38% (3,048)
3 19% (1,548)
2 6% (452)
1 3% (226)
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