Waiting on Wednesday #19

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.
The Winner's CurseSummaryย (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, Kestrelโ€™s real passion is music.Which is why she feels compelled to buy Arin, a slave with a talent for singing, at auction. Itโ€™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 Winnerโ€™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. ๐Ÿ™‚ Thank you Charlotte Sheedy Lit!

The Winner’s Curse will be available March 4th 2014 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux


  1. says

    Congrats on winning this one, hon! I look forward to your thoughts. The early ratings on Goodreads have me insanely excited and the cover is drop dead gorgeous.

    Thanks for sharing! <33

  2. says

    Wooohooo!! Congrats on winning a copy!! I also have this one in my TBR list and I adore the cover!
    Can’t wait to hear what you think of this one!

  3. says

    Eeeee! I’m so excited to get a copy of this one. If it has that gorgeous cover on it I’m going to be thrilled, but I can’t imagine it does. lol Great pick. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • says

      I’m so happy we won! YAY. I squealed when I saw us both listed as winning. I can’t wait to see what we think. OMG, I’ll be so excited if it has that cover on the arc. Like you, I can’t imagine it will. Congrats on winning ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. says

    Lucky girl! I’m dying to get my hands on a copy of this book! I think it’s my scheduled WoW for next week, actually, unless they release a cover for some other book I’m dying for. ๐Ÿ˜› Can’t wait to see what you think of this!

  5. says

    OH YES YES YES TO THIS ONE! I’m eagerly waiting on this one too.
    And wow, you’re so lucky to get a copy! I’m dying to get my hands on this one.
    Great pick & thanks for stopping by my WoW! (:

  6. says

    I L O V E this cover!!! It reminds me of the pledge and The Elite covers that I love! It sounds good to so that’s a plus! Great pick this week!

  7. says

    I thought I was over the girl in the dress covers but… this one is gorgeous!

    The book sounds kinda interesting to me. My verdict is out until some glowing reviews pop-up.

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