The Traitor's Kiss (Traitor's Trilogy #1) by Erin Beaty ~ Review

The Traitor's Kiss (Traitor's Trilogy #1)
Hardcover352 pages
Published May 9th 2017 
by Imprint
Source: ARC Provided by Fierce Reads
Rating: 4.5 Out of 5 Stars
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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


Thank you Fierce Reads for sending me a copy of The Traitor's Kiss for review. This in no way affected my opinion.

I loved this book. Erin Beaty writing is fantastic. She leaves you wanting more to where you do not want to put it down. Another thing I loved is you are not left with a major cliffhanger at the end. Sage was a character who did not want to fit in the box that was expected of girls in her world. She starts off feeling skinny and not the prettiest catch. Over time and traveling through the lands you see Sage come to learn to appreciate her qualities and not view them as a disadvantage.

This book had so many twists and turns and the swoon was just right. I can not wait to dive into book 2 in this series and I am looking forward to more from Erin Beaty. This was really close to being a 5 star read and one of my favorites this year.

I will say I usually like to let an Author build the world and characters and I think if it adds to that character and story then I do not believe in censorship but due believe in warning people especially youths who might be triggered. For me right in the beginning when the Author describes the Matchmaker I do not think that description added to her character and I also do not think it added to the story. It was a body image shaming for women. That being said every other description of characters did add to the characters and story. This was an arc review and I have not read the finished product, I hope that the one or two sentences were removed from the final copy of the book since they were not necessary.

About the Author:
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 US Naval Academy with a degree in rocket science and somehow always ended up writing her study group's lab reports. After serving in the fleet as a weapons officer and a leadership instructor, she resigned to pursue her side hobby of populating the Church of Rome. It still amazes her when other people want to hear the stories that come out of her head.

She and her husband have five children, two cats, and a vegetable garden and live wherever the navy tells them to go.

Erin Beaty is represented by Valerie Noble. Her young adult fantasy adventure, THE TRAITOR'S KISS, the first in a trilogy called The Traitor's Trilogy, will be released May 9th, 2017


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