Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Waiting on Wednesdays: The Winner's Curse by Marie Rutkoski

Waiting on Wednesday is a meme hosted by Jill of Breaking the Spine!

The Winner's Curse by Marie Rutkoski

Publish Date: March 4, 2014
Publisher: Farrar Straus Giroux

I have a very early copy of this from BEA but haven't read it yet. Everyone I know who's read it has raved about it.

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.


  1. Wow this seems so great, Alison! Thanks for sharing!! :) Kestrel's journey seems so interesting, and I love the slightly feminist, girl-power themes that underly the premise. ;) Lovely choice, can't wait to see if it lives up to its hype for you <3 x

  2. I absolutely adore that cover & it sounds pretty amazing as well!

    A nice pick! Sharon - Obsession with Books

  3. I've heard a lot of great things about this book! I am so excited to read this. What a gorgeous cover and I am so curious about the story as well. Great pick :)

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  4. Nice! Been seeing this one everywhere! Hope you enjoy it once you read it!

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  5. Great pick. Would love to get a copy of this one too. Thanks for sharing :)

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  6. They had this at BEA? Really? Huh. Must have missed it. Anyway, it's great. I really enjoyed it (I was lucky enough to get one through Amazon Vine).

  7. This is the second time I have seen this one today! I must need to add it to my goodreads! Thanks for an awesome pick!

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  8. I'm really interested in this one too because of the buzz and the glowing reviews I've read on it. I hope it lives up to the hype.

  9. I have to read this story! So many good reviews on it.

  10. I just finished a book about war and romance and loved it!!!!!! So....
    MORE PLEASE!!! I read nothing but great reviews for this book which just ups the anticipation levels, RIGHT!?!!! March 4th, just a couple weeks away! CAN'T WAIT! xoxo
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  11. I got an early copy of this too and am hoping to read it this weekend specifically because of all those rave reviews!

  12. I so want to read this one. This one has been getting rave reviews.

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  13. I'm excited to read this, too. Nice pick!
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