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
They were never meant to be together. As a general's 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 can't 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 Winner's 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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Look out 2015! It. Is. On. That’s right. The gauntlet has been thrown, the bar has been set (ridiculously high, I might add), and every book that I read for the rest of the year will be compared to ... Read full review

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I read it in one day. I think that says everything? But let’s be serious. Strong female character? Check. Likeable too. Different approach than most of the time because here we have a female who ... Read full review

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Marie Rutkoski is the author of The Shadow Society and the Kronos Chronicles, which includesThe 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 bookThe 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.”