Blog Tour- The Winner’s Kiss and My Favorite Literary Kiss

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I am such a huge fan of this series and am so honored to be participating in the blog tour for The Winner’s Kiss. I’ve adored each and every book and had the absolute pleasure of reading The Winner’s Kiss already and…wow. Let me tell you…it’s perfect. It gave me everything I wanted in a series conclusion.

This is such a fun blog tour (be sure to check out the other tour stops)! Each of the participating blogs will talk about their favorite literary kiss. I found this to be very difficult to narrow down to just one but decided to pick a kiss from The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon.

What book is your favorite literary kiss in?

The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon

Who is kissing?


Paige and Warden


Why is it your favorite?


His breath was hot. The kiss was slow. Don’t stop, don’t stop. I couldn’t think of anything but those words: don’t stop. His hands ran up my sides, my back, and clasped me.

I shipped this couple so much I nearly screamed when I got to this scene. I chatted up a friend that was reading it too and we squealed and I reread it a few more times.

About the Book

TheWinnersKissThe Winner‘s Kiss
by Marie Rutkoski
On Sale March 29th, 2016

War has begun. Arin is in the thick of it with untrustworthy new allies and the empire as his enemy. Though he has convinced himself that he no longer loves Kestrel, Arin hasn’t forgotten her, or how she became exactly the kind of person he has always despised. She cared more for the empire than she did for the lives of innocent people—and certainly more than she did for him.

At least, that’s what he thinks.

In the frozen north, Kestrel is a prisoner in a brutal work camp. As she searches desperately for a way to escape, she wishes Arin could know what she sacrificed for him. She wishes she could make the empire pay for what they’ve done to her.

But no one gets what they want just by wishing.

As the war intensifies, both Kestrel and Arin discover that the world is changing. The East is pitted against the West, and they are caught in between. With so much to lose, can anybody really win?

About the Author

Marie-Rutkoski-credit Tobias EverkeMarie Rutkoski is the author of The Kronos Chronicles, including The Cabinet of Wonders and The Celestial Globe. The Cabinet of Wonders, her debut novel, was named an Indie Next Kids’ List Great Read and a Bank Street Best Children’s Book of the Year, among other honors. Rutkoski grew up in Bolingbrook, Illinois (a suburb of Chicago), as the oldest of four children. She attended the University of Iowa, where she took Writers’ Workshop classes and studied with Pulitzer Prize-winner James Alan McPherson. After graduating, she lived in Moscow and Prague. Upon receiving her Ph.D. from Harvard University, she held dual appointments as a lecturer there in both English and American Literature and Language, and History and Literature. Rutkoski is currently a professor at Brooklyn College, where she teaches Renaissance Drama, children’s literature and creative writing. She lives in New York City with her husband and cat.



  1. says

    Sigh. <3 You are the luckiest for getting to take part in this blog tour Kristen 🙂 And for getting to read The Winner's Kiss early. Sniffs. I'm still heartbroken about it :p Sigh. But so so so happy for you. <3 And YAY for loving this kiss so much 😀 I.. had to DNF this book at around 150 pages, lol. It was ages ago, it seems like.. thinking about trying it again, as I own both books so far 🙂 So glad you loved this kiss. <3 It is pretty awesome 😉 Thank you for sharing sweetie.

  2. says

    I swooned with that quote. I haven’t read The Bone Season or The Winner’s Trilogy but I plan on reading both this year. I specifically waited until this year to read The Winner’s Trilogy cause I wanted to binge read them in one session. Plus I’m told the cliffhangers are painful in this series and I don’t think I could have coped haha.

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