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The Traitor's Kiss

Traitor's Trilogy, Book 1
Narrated by: Kathleen McInerney
Series: Traitor's Trilogy, Book 1
Length: 11 hrs and 19 mins
Categories: Teens, Sci-Fi & Fantasy
4.5 out of 5 stars (190 ratings)

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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.

With secret identities and a tempestuous romance, The Traitor's Kiss is Jane Austen with an espionage twist.

©2017 Erin Beaty (P)2017 Listening Library

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It was ok, but i didn't even finish it

i was really disappointed, plot of the story was really good, the story kept getting hung up on the romance between the two main characters. Their relationship seemed underdeveloped, and forced. I found myself bored and hoping that each romance scene would end.I usually like romance.

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Couldn’t get past the first five chapters

The narrator sounded robotic and almost like a petulant teenager. While I can understand trying to fight against the social norms of the time period, I just couldn’t get used to Sage’s her random outbursts and “rebellious” rants. The first couple of chapters sounded childish.

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nice

fun and enjoyable! The story was light and I loooved the twist it had! I will read the second book!

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can't wait for the next book!

I can't wait for the next book! 38 days to be exact, but who's counting? ;)

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Loved it!

I absolutely loved this book! I would recommend it to fans of the Winners Trilogy and the Remnant Chronicles. This book is full of lies and deception and a nice romance. 😍

#Deception #MatchMaker #UnsuspectingRomance #TagsGiving #Sweepstakes

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Plot twists and Kisses and Lies Oh My!

Loved. Loved. Loved. Very well developed! Don't read too many reviews though!! The plot twists are too good to spoil before reading the whole novel!

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Strong girl, smart men, intrigue & evil plots

What a fun new series to discover! I really enjoyed this story, it has all the typical elements of a successful YA book, but a bit more. The female lead is a smart but flawed character that is dealing with loss and lack of family love, but despite a challenging future she remains kind and really focuses on staying true to herself. The relationship she develops with the male lead is authentic, builds slowly and develops in a way that is respectful (well, except for the lying -but it is a spy novel after all, there has to be some lying). What I really liked though, is the relationship develops after spending time together and getting to know one another and observing how they treat people around them. I also liked the other male characters in the books, they were loyal, respectful, sometimes funny and honest. The other female characters in the story were a great mix of support characters as well, the super smart and perceptive matchmaker, the loyal and kind new bestie, the vapid brides. Overall, I really enjoyed this book and am really looking forward to the next in the series. I'll be buying extra credits so I can jump right in.

I only gave 3 stars on narration, as with many audiobooks the narration starts out really rough and choppy, I almost gave up on it because of the reading style in the beginning but by the end, it felt like the narrator hit her stride. The point that was almost a deal-breaker was the men's voices - these are strong, smart soldiers in their early 20's but in the beginning of the novel they all sounded like 10-year-old children. As I said, by about mid-novel the narration gets better, but it's a tough start.

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Yasss!

I really likes the story and performance. I’m excited for a follow up. A very entertaining listen.

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Worth the Wait

For the first hour or so of the book I definitely thought I was in for a rough ride. It's a smidge slow and confusing to start, but once you grasp everything it's literally fantastic. It's so easy to lose yourself in both the romance and the action. It's made my cross country road trip seem like an hour long trek!

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Great book, terrible audio quality

The book gets 5 stars. The Audible recording gets 1 star. The book is a fun and interesting twist on YA fantasy. It reminds me of how much I loved Tamora Pierce's first series. With that said, the audio quality is terrible. I have 30+ Audible books and this is the first one with poor audio quality. There's a subtle crackle to the narrator's voice, possibly due to a bad/broken mic. It's distracting enough that I prefer the book over the audio version.