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The Winner's Curse by Marie Rutkoski
Published by Farrar Straus Giroux
Releases March 4, 2014
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.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.
Does this sound interesting to you? I got a copy through Amazon Vine and hope to post my review soon!