The Winner's Curse

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Macmillan, Mar 4, 2014 - Juvenile Fiction - 368 pages
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Winning what you want may cost you everything you love†As a generalís 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. Arinís eyes seem to defy everything and everyone. Following her instinct, Kestrel buys himówith unexpected consequences. Itís 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 Winnerís 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.


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

User Review  - Gillian - Goodreads

Rating: Everything could not be more perfect... except for that one thing. (And it is most definitely NOT the cover) Originally posted at Writer of Wrongs This is going to be a tough one for me to ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Michelle {Book Hangovers} - Goodreads

This book was nice... I mean I was pleasantly surprised that I enjoyed it. I thought some parts were slower than other but in no way did that take anything away from it. Once it got going I found it ... 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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