Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday (#44): 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.


This week, I'm featuring:


The Winner's Curse by Marie Rutkoski 
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Publication Date: March 4, 2014

Summary (from Goodreads):

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.



I love fantasy! And historical fiction! And that cover :D Please, FSG, please...

42 comments:

  1. Gah yes, that cover! So gorgeous. I really think this one is going to be great, so many people are loving it!

    Great choice Alyssa :)
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  2. I have got this one on my TBR list and I cannot wait to read it. It sounds so good. Great pick :)

    Check out our WOW

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  3. Great pick, it was my WoW choice a few weeks back and I can't wait to read it!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog!

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  4. I got this one too - love that cover and story sounds intriguing.


    Glass @ Way Too Hot Books

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  5. OOh nice! Haven't heard of this one!

    Here's my WoW

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

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  6. I was lucky enough to snag one of these when I was at the Decatur Book Festival in Georgia. I saw the gorgeous cover and they were like, 'it's an ARC, you can have it" I was like, SOLD! :D

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      Except I don't ;D

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  7. Oh yes! This is definitvely somewhere on my growing tbr, because I love me some good intrigue and class differences. Great pick! My WoW

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    1. Me too! The historic part of this novel sounds amazing. Thanks!

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  8. This is new to me. Hope you get to read it soon!
    Brandi at Blkosiner’s Book Blog

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  9. I haven't heard of this one before. Thanks for sharing.
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  10. Seems like everybody is waiting for this one. Great pick! :)

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    Andy @ Owl Always Be Reading

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  11. Such a pretty cover! I hadn't seen this one before so thanks for sharing

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    1. Right?! I cannot wait to get a physical copy of this (ARC or finished, I don't care).

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  12. i'm impatiently waiting for this book too! the cover is gorgeous. the premise is sooo interesting. i'm very sure it's going to be a great read. awesome pick :)

    hope you can stop by my WoW post.

    -michelle @ Michelle & Leslie's Book Picks

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    1. The cover sold everyone, I think! I hope you get to read it sometime, Michelle.

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  13. This one is on my list as well. Great pick!

    My WOW: http://www.bookythoughtsandme.com/waiting-on-wednesday-unwept/

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  14. Cannot wait for this one either :D Awesome pick. <3

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  15. Awesome pick the cover is gorgeous the book looks and sounds amazing! thanks for sharing Alyssa!

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    1. It really does! 2014 is going to be amazing :D

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  16. Oh wow this cover! I love it. The story sounds really good too. Great choice! Thanks for stopping by:)

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  17. Love the cover! I'm also looking forward to reading this one.
    Here is My WOW

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  18. Nice pick! This one is completely new to me. I love that cover! Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Well, now you know! I'm glad I picked this one :D

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  19. STAHP. I want this so badly! I requested it from the publisher and I'm just hoping hoping hoping that they'll be nice... But probably not. :) Have you read the first chapter??? It's on Tor.com and it's pretty darn awesome.

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    1. OMG I hope you get it, Rachel! I really do! A super awesome blogger friend of mine is going to lend me her ARC, so I hope to read it soon. I usually don't read chapter peeks, because I'll only want more! But I imagine it is ^_^

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  20. This book sounds fantastic, and I am incredibly crazy about this amazing cover!

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