Feb 5 2014 5:00pm

The Winner’s Curse (Excerpt)

The Winner's Curse Marie Rutkoski Check out The Winner’s Curse, the first novel in Marie Rutkoski’s new YA series, available March 4th from Farrar, Straus & Giroux! You can also get a free download of chapters 1-5 from Barnes & Noble, Amazon, iTunes, or your favorite ebook provider.

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.

[Read an Excerpt]

Liz Bourke
1. hawkwing-lb
I want to read this book. Please tell me who I must bribe in order to read this book soonest?
2. Kzini
I just read an advance copy of this book, and I have to say I was impressed. The characters were well developed as was the world they lived in. I thoroughly enjoyed it and would recommend it to others.
3. Max Gardner
I haven't read it, it's entirely possible that it's good, but you know, just once, I'd like to see a YA novel that doesn't pivot on romance. Probably tough to get something like that published these days, though.
Lisa Schensted
4. heylisarenee
I also had the opportunity to read an advance review copy of this book and it is SO worth the hype! Beautiful writing, complex and well developed characters, and many, many feels. Solid start to a captivating series!
5. Ana3
Loved it! It is worth the hype. So many feels! I promise you won't want to put the book down until you're finished and even then you'll still want more. Book 2 can't come soon enough.

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