Wednesday, March 23, 2016

WOW (6): The Winner's Kiss by Marie Rutkoski

Waiting On Wednesday (WOW) is a weekly event or bookish meme, hosted by Jill of Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that readers and bloggers are eagerly anticipating and patiently waiting for.

This week, I am going to feature a book that a lot of people are waiting for. It's one the many books that are highly anticipated this year - the conclusion to The Winner's Trilogy by Marie Rutkoski.

The Winner's Kiss (The Winner's Trilogy #3)
Author: Marie Rutkoski
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
Expected Publication: March 29, 2016


War has begun. Arin is in the thick of it with untrustworthy new allies and the empire as his enemy. Though he has convinced himself that he no longer loves Kestrel, Arin hasn’t forgotten her, or how she became exactly the kind of person he has always despised. She cared more for the empire than she did for the lives of innocent people—and certainly more than she did for him.

At least, that’s what he thinks.

In the frozen north, Kestrel is a prisoner in a brutal work camp. As she searches desperately for a way to escape, she wishes Arin could know what she sacrificed for him. She wishes she could make the empire pay for what they’ve done to her.

But no one gets what they want just by wishing.

As the war intensifies, both Kestrel and Arin discover that the world is changing. The East is pitted against the West, and they are caught in between. With so much to lose, can anybody really win?
I am really excited to read what happens to Kestrel, to Arin, and to every one actually. The Winner's Curse (the first book) surprised me when I read it last year. I thought it would be some kind of sappy love story cloaked by adding some fantasy elements into the plot. But it was not. I actually enjoyed reading about warfare and the economy, fighting and taking over lands, and vying for superiority and power, and whatnot. I also kind of liked Kestrel and Arin, although I couldn't care less if they end up together or not. I just want to see more of Kestrel being badass and showing her mad battle tactics skills or something like that. I hope The Winner's Kiss does not disappoint readers. *fingers crossed*

What are the books you're "waiting on" this week? Leave your links in the comments below.
And thanks for dropping by! :)


  1. Wow I didn't realize this one was out so soon! I hope you enjoy it! I haven't read past book one yet, but I know it's a very well-loved series!

    1. You can binge the three books when it comes out. But I think it was already released in other countries, because I already saw people posting photos of the book on instagram.

  2. Oh, god. I'm dying to read this. I hope we'll both love it. Thanks for sharing, and happy Wednesday! :)
    Here's my WoW

    1. Yes! I hope it ends well and that the author wraps it up nicely. :)

  3. I've been meaning to start this series but haven't gotten around to it. Hope you enjoy it!!

    Joana @ The Boundless Booklist

    1. You can binge read it, too when it comes out. Thanks for dropping by.



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