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Publication: March 4th, 2014
Summary from Goodreads:
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.
I’m sure The Winner’s Curse will soon be on everyone’s radar, if it isn’t already. The summary combined with that gorgeous cover is very intriguing. From the early praise this one has gotten, I feel like I will enjoy The Winner’s Curse immensely.
Did I mention DAT COVER? I love the title treatment. You can read Marie Rutkoski’s essay that accompanied the cover reveal here.