The Winner's Curse

· The Winner's Trilogy Book 1 · Sold by Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
122 reviews

About this ebook

In the tradition of Kristin Cashore and Cassandra Clare comes The Winner's Curse, a brilliant, unputdownable, star-crossed romance from New York Times bestselling author Marie Rutkoski.

Winning what you want may cost you everything you love

They were never meant to be together. As a general's daughter, seventeen-year-old Kestrel enjoys an extravagant and privileged life. Arin has nothing but the clothes on his back. Then Kestrel makes an impulsive decision that binds Arin to her. Though they try to fight it, they can't help but fall in love. In order to be together, they must betray their people . . . but to be loyal to their country, they must betray each other.

Set in a new world, The Winner's Curse is a story of rebellion, duels, ballroom dances, 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.
122 reviews
Chelese Washington
April 13, 2015
I LOVED the writing style. I could easily picture everything the characters did and saw. What I loved most was that the charaters never did anything super stupid and unwarranted. Everything they did was intelligent and calculated. I enjoyed it very much . I look forward to reading the next book.
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Toatasi Sio
November 25, 2014
Was a little boring in the beginning, but the middle, and end were pretty good.
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Marie Ange
May 1, 2016
My heart wrenched for Arin n Kestrel, a Romeo n Juliet with more complicated plots n twists.
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About the author

Marie Rutkoski is the author of The Shadow Society and the Kronos Chronicles, which includes The Cabinet of Wonders. She is a professor at Brooklyn College and lives in New York City.

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