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review 2018-03-18 14:27
#18 - The Winner's Crime by Marie Rutkoski
The Winner's Crime - Marie Rutkoski

I wanted to continue on with this series because I had enjoyed the first book and I thought it was quite a different YA experience. This one was not really my favorite though. Kestrel was really annoying sometimes; I was rolling my eyes at her stupid decisions. I was not captivated by the book and felt myself distracted a lot while reading.

 

However, the ending was really interesting and I was quite surprised by how fast it happened. I knew it was going to be bad because Kestrel was really careless and she put herself in really risky situations. Still, it was not expecting that and it was good.

 

I will read the last book in the trilogy because I really want to know what is going to happen. But I found this book a bit too slow and too long, some parts of it did not interest me at all and I was distracted a lot.

 

If you enjoyed the first book I still recommend you to read it because it was a nice continuation to the series, but it could have been a bit shorter in my opinion.

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review 2018-01-21 03:14
Book Review: The Winner's Curse
The Winner's Curse - Marie Rutkoski

Book: The Winner's Curse

 

Author: Marie Rutkoski

 

Genre: Teen/Romance/Adventure

 

Summary: 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: to join the military or to 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 sold as a singer, at auction. It's not long before he begins to change the way she sees everything . . . but he himself is not what he seems. Kestrel quickly learns that the price she paid for him is much higher than she ever could have imagined. The first novel in a brilliant new series,
The Winner's Curse tells of the star-crossed romance of Kestrel and Arin. It is a story of masters and slaves, spies, rebellion, ballroom dances, wicked rumors, dirty secrets, and games where everything is at stake. The gamble is whether you will keep your head or lose your heart. -Farrar Straus Giroux, 2014.

 

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review 2017-10-23 00:00
The Winner's Crime
Untitled - Marie Rutkoski

Truly a worthy conclusion to an incredible tale that starts with a whisper and ends with savage and raw poetry. What I found unique and masterful about this tale is the seamless incorporation of two points of view, with the story alternating mid-moment from one treasured narrator to the other. The beautiful writing, the incredible emotional intelligence of the characters, the ability of the reader to embody the minds of people both flawed and good - these all collide with an epic tale of love and war, guilt and joy, pain and transcendence. A winner all around - 5 gods-touched stars. ✨

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review 2017-02-16 15:28
DNF: The Shadow Society
The Shadow Society - Marie Rutkoski

Calling it quits at 200 pages.

 

Not for me. I made it 200 pages but I'm just not connecting with the main character and not that interested in the plot, I'm finding it very boring and repetitive. DNFing.

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review 2017-02-09 00:00
The Winner's Curse
The Winner's Curse - Marie Rutkoski That last line! I need book two now! Can't wait for it to come in at the library! Anyway if you can't tell, I loved this book! Such an emotional rollercoaster, and the next one promises more action, romance, and thrills!
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