by Marie Rutkoski
Published by Farrar Straus Giroux on March 4, 2014
Genres: Fantasy, Historical Fiction, Romance, Young Adult
Format: Advance Reader Copy
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I read this book (in practically one sitting) back in September, and absolutely fell in love with it. The Winner’s Curse blew me away, and was my favorite read of 2014, along with The Winner’s Crime! Life happened, so I’m not posting my review until now, but I’ve told everyone I know to read it. Every time a friend asks for a recommendation (I love being that person in my friends’ lives!), it’s the first one I list, and I practically scream it at them. Haha!
I can’t remember the last time I was so emotionally invested in a story and its characters. The Winner’s Curse, and its sequel, are beautifully written and well crafted. Marie Rutkoski gives so much depth to Kestrel and Arin, from their backgrounds to their emotions. I just love them together, and my heart twisted and shredded to see their complicated story unfold. Marie delivers each side of the story so well in their dual perspectives, that it was impossible to choose a side – both are right and wrong. I eventually had to put my faith in the author and simply root for them to find a way, even though it seems impossible.
This book made me cry, it made me angry, it made me ache… I loved it so much and I’m desperately waiting for the third and final book in this trilogy! If you love romance, adventure, and political intrigue, then this is a MUST READ for you! If you haven’t read it yet, go grab it so we can fangirl together!
The ‘Winner’s Curse’ is an economics term that means you’ve gotten what you wanted – but at too high a price. What would you pay too much for?
I was sent the question over a month ago so I figured I’d have plenty of time to contemplate it and figure out my answer… and I’m still sitting here stumped! I believe I’d pay anything for love and/or to protect my family, yet I’m such a logical and rational thinker that I don’t think I’d pay too much for it… at least not in the sense that’s portrayed in the book. Not very exciting, huh? So what would YOU pay too high of a price for?
The Winner’s Crime
by Marie Rutkowski
Expected Publication: March 3, 2015
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