Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Waiting On Wednesday: The Winner's Curse

The Winner's Curse
Author: Marie Rutkoski
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (Tor)
Expected Publication: March 4, 2014

In the tradition of Kristin Cashore and Cassandra Clare comes this brilliant, unputdownable, star-crossed romance about the curse of winning.
Seventeen-year-old Kestrel is an aristocratic citizen of Valoria, a vast empire that revels in war and enslaves those it conquers. Here, a girl like Kestrel has two choices: join the military or get married. Despite her skills in military strategy, Kestrel’s real passion is music.Which is why she feels compelled to buy Arin, a slave with a talent for singing, at auction. It’s not long before she finds herself falling in love with Arin, and he seems to feel the same for her. But Kestrel quickly learns that the price she paid for Arin is much higher than she ever could have imagined.
Set in a new world, The Winner’s Curse is a story of wicked rumors, dirty secrets, and games where everything is at stake, and the gamble is whether you will keep your head or lose your heart
My Thoughts: I loved The Shadow Society by Marie Rutkoski when I read it last year and after reading an excerpt from this novel here, I think The Winner's Curse will be just as good! Not to mention I've got a huge case of cover love!


  1. This book sounds so good. Love the premise, having to choose between getting married or being in the military. And forbidden love between the owner and her slave? Sign me up! ~Pam

  2. She wrote the Shadow Society?! I need to read that. It's sitting on my shelf collecting dust. This cover is sooo pretty. I have a feeling a lot of people will want to get their hands on it. Cover lust!

  3. This is the most popular WoW of the day--your post makes 5! This book does look awesome and that cover! BEAUTIFUL:)

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  4. I remember hearing good things about The Shadow Society, and this one here has a very unique premise! I'm starting to think 2014 will be another amazing year for books!

  5. This book sounds so good! I feel like the romance is going to be heart-breaking and swoony! My two favorites! Great pick!

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  6. I'm legit adding this to my tbr. I want to find an excerpt first before I buy it, but I going to read it either way.

    Aly @ My Heart Hearts Books
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  7. I've been hearing such amazing things about this book and holy crap there's a cover now! It's so prettyyyyy! Awesome pick!

    Book Munchies' WoW (: