Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday (8): The Winner's Curse by Marie Rutkoski

Waiting on Wednesday (WoW) is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine that spotlights future releases we are eagerly anticipating! Here it is...
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.

     First off, let me just say this cover looks so amazingly beautiful!!! I want this book just on the cover alone lol. The synopsis seems very interesting and very mysterious, which makes me want to read it even more. Why is the main character's life at stake for buying that slave? What kind of world is this? It all looks so awesome and I cannot wait to get my hands on this book!

The Winner's Curse will be released on March 4, 2014 by Farrar, Straus, and Giroux
What book are you waiting for?

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