The Winner's Curse

The Winner's Curse

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Winning what you want may cost you everything you love... 

As a general’s daughter in a vast empire that revels in war and enslaves those it conquers, seventeen-year-old Kestrel has two choices: she can join the military or get married. But Kestrel has other intentions.

One day, she is startled to find a kindred spirit in a young slave up for auction. Arin’s eyes seem to defy everything and everyone. Following her instinct, Kestrel buys him—with unexpected consequences. It’s not long before she has to hide her growing love for Arin.

But he, too, has a secret, and Kestrel quickly learns that the price she paid for a fellow human is much higher than she ever could have imagined.

Set in a richly imagined new world, The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski is a story of deadly games where everything is at stake, and the gamble is whether you will keep your head or lose your heart.

Title:The Winner's Curse
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780374384685
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    The Winner's Curse Reviews

  • Navessa

    *WARNING: SPOILERS*Very seldom do I give only a single star to books that I've read from cover to cover. Usually I reserve such a low rating for ones with such abominable writing, such shallow, one-di...

  • Emily May

    There comes, on occasion, those moments in the lives of readers when they find themselves putting a book down, pausing, looking around at all the glowing reviews and five star ratings, and asking them...

  • Steph Sinclair

    A year ago when I first heard about The Winner's Curse, it was during the Fierce Reads tour where I had an opportunity to interview a few MacKids authors, including Marie Rutkoski. It was a lot of fun...

  • Regan

    ooooooh this was gooooood...

  • Khanh, first of her name, mother of bunnies

    Actual rating: 3.5 “A kestrel is a hunting hawk.”“Yes. The perfect name for a warrior girl.”“Well.” His smile was slight, but it was there. “I suppose neither of us is the person we we...

  • Warda

    I cannot get over how good and underrated this series is. Reading it puts me under a complete spell. I’m transported to a world that’s richly built and full of political intrigue that only gets be...

  • sunny

    I still love Arin and Kestrel l, but I found myself becoming bored with this at the beginning, but then it definitely got better. Not sure if I should bring my rating down to 4 stars or keep it at a 5...

  • jessica

    wow. okay. i think i found my newest series to binge read because i honestly cant get enough of this.there is sooo much to love. i am all for the whole forbidden/star-crossed lovers trope and the whol...

  • Nadhira Satria

    can I please marry this books? GOD. Did I read this god given masterpiece for the fourteenth time? Yes, you heard me. It was my fourteenth time reading this. Yes, I'm obsessed. Yes, I need helpHow do ...

  • Wendy Darling

    4.5 stars Love love love love love. If you're a fan of Leigh Bardugo's Grisha trilogy or Diana Peterfreund's For Darkness Shows the Stars series, you need to get your hands on this one ASAP. It has th...