Waiting on Wednesday – The Winner’s Curse


Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine,
which spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating!


Waiting on Wednesday – The Winner’s Curse
The Winner's Curse

Written by: Marie Rutkoski
Published by: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Release date: March 4th, 2013
Genres: Fantasy, Romance, Young Adult
Pages: 355
Buy: B&N, Amazon, Book Depository
Add on: Goodreads

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’m pretty sure that this book will be on a LOT of Waiting on Wednesday’s today. Why? Because it seems like ALL THE BLOGGERS are getting these gorgeous ARC packages. *_* I’m not jealous, though. Nope. (Well okay maybe a little.) It just looks so pretty and awesome! And I love the sound of that synopsis. We’ve got all these books now where the heroines are all kick-ass, competent fighters, which is fantastic. But I really like the sound of a young woman who is good at military strategy, yet who is also passionate about, and decides to pursue, something else… if that makes sense. Also the love story sounds like one I would really really like. Plus that cover. Usually I’m not a huge fan of the girls-in-dresses thing, but here it totally works for me.

What book are YOU anxiously awaiting today?

Link me to your WoW post and I’ll be sure to stop by! :)

19 thoughts on “Waiting on Wednesday – The Winner’s Curse

  1. I AM SO ENVIOUS OF EVERYBODY WHO RECEIVED THE ARC PACKAGE. The presentation of it is insanely awesome! The music part is definitely what got me excited about this book. I really want to know how it plays into the story as well her military strategy skills.

  2. Nice pick. I so want this one. I heard a lot of good buzz for this title. The people that got those ARC packages were so lucky. The cover makes me want to pick this up alone.


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