August 28, 2013

"Waiting on" Wednesday: The Winner's Curse by Marie Rutkoski

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

My WoW pick this week is:

Title: The Winner's Curse
Author: Marie Rutkoski
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
Publication Date: March 4th 2014
Genre: Young Adult Fantasy
ISBN:  9780374384678

Winning what you want may cost you everything you love.
As a general’s daughter in a vast empire that revels in war and enslaves those it conquers, seventeen-year-old Kestrel has two choices: she can join the military or get married. But Kestrel has other intentions. One day, she is startled to find a kindred spirit in a young slave up for auction. Arin’s eyes seem to defy everything and everyone. Following her instinct, Kestrel buys him—with unexpected consequences. It’s not long before she has to hide her growing love for Arin. But he, too, has a secret, and Kestrel quickly learns that the price she paid for a fellow human is much higher than she ever could have imagined. Set in a richly imagined new world, The Winner’s Curse is a story of deadly games where everything is at stake, and the gamble is whether you will keep your head or lose your heart.

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Why I'm waiting:
This is by far my favorite cover of 2014 so far. I love the colors and how pretty the girl's dress is. I also love how the title and author are written sideways. It will definitely stand out on the bookstore shelves!
This story sounds very compelling and I just cannot wait to dive right into this unique sounding world. I really enjoyed The Shadow Society, and I am super excited to read more of Marie's work!
Come can't possibly tell me this book doesn't sound amazing!

What are you waiting on this week?
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  1. Ahh I LOVED The Shadow Society and I'm jealous of anybody who has The Winner's Curse and has read it because I'm really excited for it and I agree, the placement of the font is definitely really creative and so eye-catching.

    Fantastic pick! <33 2014 can't come soon enough :)

  2. I need to read the Shadow Society! I didn't know that many people enjoyed it so much. I bought it, but I haven't read it. And yes, this cover is beyond gorgeous. Definitely one of the best this year (if not the best!)

  3. The cover is beautiful!

  4. This cover is one of my all time favorites. It is simply stunning. And the book sounds really good. I will definitely be checking this one out. Thanks for picking Winner's Curse!

  5. I have to admit this cover throws me off a bit because it's sideways! I like that though, since it makes me look twice!

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  6. Yes I agree with you 100% this book looks and sounds AMAZING the cover is Gorgeous!

  7. You're right, that cover is STUNNING! Thanks for giving me a new read to obsess over. March? That's torture, I need it now!

  8. Love the cover..and looks like I need to read this!! Thanks for sharing.

  9. Gorgeous cover!! And the synopsis is really intriguing--definitely caught my attention and seems like a different take on the dystopian trend. I'll definitely check it out!! :D


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