The Winner's Curse
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... show more
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.
Publish date: 04-03-2014
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Pages no: 368
Edition language: English
Series: The Winner's Trilogy (#1)
"The Winner's Curse" surprised me. It was more than angst and bloody battles. Psychological warfare techniques are strengths for characters in this book. The heroine is not a superb fighter. She has a sharp mind for strategy. Her father, a General, is not one-dimensional either. He feels like a real...
Initial reaction: Consider me very surprised. I really enjoyed this book, and I wasn't expecting to at all. Thinking somewhere between 3.5 and 4 stars. I'm definitely reading the rest of this series.Full review:What a rollercoaster ride of a read this was. I'll admit I had my reservations about begi...
Well, I enjoyed this immensely. Let's talk about why. Kestrel is freaking amazing. She's smart, cunning, ruthless. But she also has her weaknesses, things that make her vulnerable. As for Arin? Arin's alright, I guess, but I don't love him as much as I love Kestrel. I like the romance! Didn't feel l...
Spoiler Rating: High Hey Ashers, The final installment in Marie Rutkoski’s popular Winner’s Trilogy just came out, so it seemed high time I meander down to the library and pick up the first book, The Winner’s Curse. I mean, come on; a conquered people overthrowing their conquerors? Forbidden l...
3.5*3.5*An intriguing political fantasy set in rich surroundings with strong main characters; especially the female lead. A solid start to the trilogy.