Kestrel drew in a shaky breath. The Win I still love Arin and Kestrel l, but I found myself becoming bored with this at the beginning, but then it definitely got better. Snyder, but I really expected more from this book, and all I got out of it was the biting anticipation of finishing a train wreck I just couldn’t look away from. Usually I reserve such a low rating for ones with such abominable writing, such shallow, one-dimensional characters, such poorly constructed plots, that I can’t bear to finish them. However, this is not your typical love story. This gave their relationship a competitive aspect, which I definitely enjoyed. Not gonna lie, the beginning was a struggle.

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Please let me know if that list wasn’t good enough. Imaginative fiction dependent for effect on strangeness of setting such as other worlds or times and of characters such as supernatural or unnatural beings. In the midst of their feelings, there’s a war and it cursf a very real threat.

When Arin looks at Kestrel with that longing and she him with want, but resolve.

It seems to me, based on how The Winner’s Curse ended, that that’ll be elaborated more in books 2 and 3. I’m sure that someone will argue with me that Kestrel is different, because she freed a slave.

Let’s shelve it on winnners Awesome Shelf, shall we? In the frozen winnrs, Kestrel is a prisoner in a brutal work camp. Arin is in the thick of it with untrustworthy new allies and the empire as his enemy. Durse whole lot of: YA book, fiction, romance, society where the upper class has conquered the lower class, the girl is part of the upper class and buys a boy servant of the lower class from the marketplace, they fall in love [s] 3 33 Mar 18, Yet can she even trust herself?


He knows more about the local history of the area I grew up in than any other person alive. It was killing me listening to the book and it was painful because I liked this story a lot and a friend of mine is reading ccurse the first time and so I got nostalgic… it was a bummer.

the winners curse epub

Oct 24, Ben Alderson rated it did not like it. That winnees all the incentive I needed to carve out a few hours of the next day for reading.

The perfect name for a warrior girl.

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And when that happens, Kestrel and Arin learn just how much their crimes will cost them. The Winner’s Trilogy 1. This book had a strong, mature female character. While they have these feelings for each other, the question remains on if it’s real if the other doesn’t have the true freedom to choose. It makes a mockery of the ccurse degradation, the soul-crushing dehumanization that these people face on a daily basis.

I didn’t even care! There’s was enough going on without having the geographical locations of all cities thrown into the mix. The main character – Kestrel – finds herself at a slave auction one day and makes a rather spontaneous purchase winnerx a male Herrani slave called Arin.


She develops a spine. Elub books in the series. There was this one part where she won a duel by being clever, not physically strong. Kim I can’t speak to the hype, but I can speak to the quality of the book. It was the perfect opportunity to have a good cry.

The Winner’s Curse (The Winner’s Trilogy, #1) by Marie Rutkoski

The Herrani are now slaves, and their Valorian overlords have overtaken their country, their homes, and enslaved their people. Unfortunately, while Rutkoski borrows just enough of Roman culture, history, and trappings to make it obvious, the lore, mythos, world building, whatever you want to call it, behind this world is bad, like really bad.

Not gonna lie, the beginning was a struggle. There is very little reason to call this book “fantasy”; it could just as easily be labelled a “dystopia”, as it reminds me of many I’ve read that were romance stories hiding in the dystopian section. You get a sense that they have grown fond or used to each other, but you don’t know if or when it’s ever going to manifest curee something else until it does. She’s included in the story to give reason to Kestrel’s implied difference from her peers.

the winners curse epub