Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday: The Winner's Curse


Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Breaking the Spine

I'm so proud of myself; on Sunday, I sat down and worked on WOW posts for the rest of February including today's pick:

The Winner's Curse by Marie Rutkoski
Published by Farrar Straus Giroux
Releases March 4, 2014
Winning what you want may cost you everything you love

As a general’s daughter in a vast empire that revels in war and enslaves those it conquers, seventeen-year-old Kestrel has two choices: she can join the military or get married. But Kestrel has other intentions.

One day, she is startled to find a kindred spirit in a young slave up for auction. Arin’s eyes seem to defy everything and everyone. Following her instinct, Kestrel buys him—with unexpected consequences. It’s not long before she has to hide her growing love for Arin.

But he, too, has a secret, and Kestrel quickly learns that the price she paid for a fellow human is much higher than she ever could have imagined.

Set in a richly imagined new world, The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski is a story of deadly games where everything is at stake, and the gamble is whether you will keep your head or lose your heart.
Of course I adore the cover for this one because I can never resist a pretty dress and that's a big draw but I've also seen loads of rave reviews already so that is adding to my excitement. I'm not thrilled with the main characters' names but since this is a fantasy, I will give it a pass on that angle. I am deeply curious about the secret in Arin's possession and following the interplay between the duo.

Does this sound interesting to you? I got a copy through Amazon Vine and hope to post my review soon!

14 comments:

  1. I think my students would love this. Have your read Elenor and Park yet? So. Good.

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    1. I adored Eleanor and Park-favorite read of 2013!

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  2. I'm hoping to get a copy through Vine! I do love that cover.

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    1. I was so happy to score a copy after seeing *SO* many great reviews of it.

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  3. I am looking forward to this one too, sounds good! hope that you get to read it soon.

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    1. It's on my weekend reading list so hopefully that will get done!

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  4. I loved this book SO MUCH. And I think you will too. <3 Best pick :D

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    1. Yes-your enthusiasm is part of the reason for my own excitement!

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  5. I would love to check this one out. I've been seeing it around for quite awhile now and definitely intrigued :) Thanks for stopping by!

    My WoW!

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    1. The cover is so gorgeous but it sounds like the writing and plot are the real standouts so that's always a good thing!

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  6. I've not heard of this one , so thanks for sharing :D

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  7. LOVED this book. LOVED. IT. That is all. Looking forward to checking out your future review:)

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    1. I can see exactly why this book is getting so much buzz-working on my review for tomorrow!

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