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The Winners Curse Review

The Winner's Curse - Marie Rutkoski

Goodreads Synopsis:


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 by Marie Rutkoski 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 had heard a lot of hype about this book before I started it with the general consensus being you either loved it or you didn't so I was quite apprehensive going into it.


I didn't love this book nor did I not like it, I enjoyed it but the story didn't spark anything in me. I know it's a trilogy so the author was in no rush telling the story but I did think this book was kind of slow as for most of it nothing happened. This is probably due to the political aspect of the story which we were only getting introduced to but I thought it needed a bit more action or drama to keep the reader interested. This book however is in no way predictable as the ending went in a completely different direction to what I expected.


Overall it was an enjoyable read. I am going to read the rest of the trilogy as I'm intrigued to see what happens next and I'm hoping we get to learn more about Arin and his past :)