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.
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"One of the most hotly anticipated young adult fantasy reads of 2017" --Bustle
"An action-packed, expertly plotted story, drenched in double crosses and intrigue, with an irresistible heroine and a sweet and sexy romance."--Publishers Weekly, starred review
"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)