The Winner's Curse

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Macmillan, Mar 4, 2014 - Juvenile Fiction - 368 pages
11 Reviews
Winning what you want may cost you everything you love

They were never meant to be together. As a generalís daughter, seventeen-year-old Kestrel enjoys an extravagant and privileged life. Arin has nothing but the clothes on his back. Then Kestrel makes an impulsive decision that binds Arin to her. Though they try to fight it, they canít help but fall in love. In order to be together, they must betray their people . . . but to be loyal to their country, they must betray each other.

Set in a new world, The Winnerís Curse is a story of rebellion, duels, ballroom dances, wicked rumors, dirty secrets, and games where everything is at stake, and the gamble is whether you will keep your head or lose your heart.

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Review: The Winner's Curse (The Winner's Trilogy #1)

User Review  - Gavin - Goodreads

This was an enjoyable YA fantasy/romance. It leaned more towards the romance than the fantasy, but that has never been a problem for me. I liked the simmering romance between Kestrel and Arin. It was ... Read full review

Review: The Winner's Curse (The Winner's Trilogy #1)

User Review  - Wendy Higgins - Goodreads

If you enjoy forbidden love, twisty plots, well-built fantasy, and gorgeous prose, this is for you. Amazing! Read full review

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Marie Rutkoski is the author of The Shadow Society and the Kronos Chronicles, which includes The Cabinet of Wonders. She is a professor at Brooklyn College and lives in New York City. Kristin Cashore, the author of Graceling, says about her new book The Winner's Curse, "Every line in The Winner's Curse is beautifully written. The story is masterfully plotted. The characters' dilemmas fascinated me and tore at my heart. This book gave me a rare and special reading experience: I never knew what was going to happen next. I loved it. I want more."†

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