Mini Review: The Winner’s Curse (The Winner’s Trilogy #1) by Marie Rutkoski

The Winner's CurseThe Winner’s Curse

Marie Rutkoski

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Publication Date: March 4, 2014

Publisher: Farrar Straus Giroux

Source: A copy was provided by Macmillan for review.

Synopsis: 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. Continue reading

The 10 Most Unique YA Fairytale Retellings – Book Edition

Since ‘Maleficent’ came out last month and is still running in theaters, I figured I’d honor the movie with a post about the most unusual – though not necessarily new – fairy tale retellings the YA book world has to offer; after all, ‘Maleficent’ is a retelling of the classic ‘Sleeping Beauty’. I myself haven’t watched the movie yet, but my brother gives it a thumbs up, which is good enough for me. So anyways, here we go! Continue reading