Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases we are highly anticipating. This week’s pre-publication “can’t-wait to-read” selection is: The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski.
Summary (via 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.
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.
Why am I eagerly waiting on The Winner’s Curse?
Well, seeing the blurb about it being for fans of Kristin Cashore and star-crossed lovers sold me. The premise sounds amazing and the early comments I’ve read on Twitter and Goodreads say it’s amazing. That’s enough to make me want it badly.
update: I had this post scheduled weeks ago and I actually won a copy this week! I couldn’t believe it. 🙂 Thank you Charlotte Sheedy Lit!
The Winner’s Curse will be available March 4th 2014 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux