Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday: The Winner's Curse

This is a weekly meme hosted by Jill from Breaking the Spine.  "Waiting on Wednesday" spotlights upcoming releases that I'm eagerly anticipating.


The Winner's Curse by Marie Rutkoski
Pub. Date: March 4, 2014



Goodreads says, "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."

I haven't read a good high fantasy in quite some time and hopefully this one fits the bill. And how incredible is that cover? It's definitely one of my favorite covers of 2014.  What do you guys think?

22 comments:

  1. I am kind of intrigued by this story but I'm not sure I'd like it because of the whole romance with a slave angle. I look forward to your review of it though to help me decide if I want to give it a try!

    I think the cover is interesting. It looks like she is holding a knife and holding on to the letter R like she will break the curse...

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    1. I LOVE the cover, too. If I get my hands on a copy, i'll let you know my thoughts. Thanks for dropping by, Christina.

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  2. I love the cover and it sounds great! I haven't heard of it before now so thanks for sharing.

    Sharon – Obsession with Books

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  3. I'm usually not a fantasy reader but this sounds great and that cover is gorgeous. Hope you enjoy it when it comes out.

    Here's my WoW


    Debbie @ Keep Calm & Read Romance

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  4. That cover it gorgeous!! I love the lettering and how the picture is intertwined with the title.

    Great pick!

    My WoW can be found at Reviewing Wonderland.

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    1. Me too. It's definitely one of my favorite covers for 2014...so far! Thanks for visiting, Meagan.

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  5. This cover is so pretty! Also the story sounds legit!
    My WoW

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  6. Just finished reading this one not too long ago and really, really enjoyed it! Can't wait to see what you think! :-D

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    1. That's great to hear, DJ. I'm glad you liked it. Thanks for visiting.

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  7. This isn't my usual type of book but it sounds interesting. The cover is great. I love that it's a "girl in a beautiful dress" cover but a different take on it.

    Rather Be Reading YA

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  8. Stunning cover! I like how she's holding the 'R' in Curse. Great pick :-)

    Georgie @ What She Reads
    http://www.whatshereads.co.uk
    tweet @whatgeorgiedid

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  9. I adore this cover. So striking. And I'm always game for another fantasy book

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    1. Me too. I hope it doesn't disappoint. Thanks for visiting, Christa!

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  10. Sounds good and I'm with you that cover is soooooooooooooooo cool.

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    1. I know, right?! I really like it. I hope the book is just as awesome as the cover. Thanks for visiting, Juju.

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  11. I have to admit I'm not a huge lover of fantasy (at all) but I do really love this cover!

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    1. I know!! It's definitely going to tempt some non-fantasy readers to check it out! Thanks for visiting, Leanna!

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