Waiting on Wednesday is a popular weekly meme that was started by Jill over at Breaking the Spine. It’s where you spotlight a book that you’re really excited for and are eagerly anticipating. So what am I dying for this week? It’s a YA fantasy dystopia called
The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski
Publication Date: March 4, 2014
In the tradition of Kristin Cashore and Cassandra Clare comes this brilliant, unputdownable, star-crossed romance about the curse of winning.
Seventeen-year-old Kestrel is an aristocratic citizen of Valoria, a vast empire that revels in war and enslaves those it conquers. Here, a girl like Kestrel has two choices: join the military or get married. Despite her skills in military strategy, Kestrel’s real passion is music.Which is why she feels compelled to buy Arin, a slave with a talent for singing, at auction. It’s not long before she finds herself falling in love with Arin, and he seems to feel the same for her. But Kestrel quickly learns that the price she paid for Arin is much higher than she ever could have imagined.
Set in a new world, The Winner’s Curse is a story of 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.
Cannot wait for this book! March 4th is going to be a great day this year… Nil by Lynne Matson and this book. It definitely doesn’t help that everyone keeps talking about the beautiful boxes and how amazing the book is on Twitter. Oh well. :) I liked Marie Rutkoski’s THE SHADOW SOCIETY, but I think she has a lot of potential branching off from that. Have high expectations for this book! Looking forward to it!
What’s your waiting on pick this week? If you did one, leave your link in the comments below and I’ll make sure to check it out!