The Winner's Kiss
War has begun. Arin is in the thick of it, with the East as his ally and the empire as his enemy. He's finally managed to dismiss the memory of Kestrel, even if he can't quite forget her. Kestrel turned into someone he could no longer recognize: someone who cared more for the empire than for the lives of innocent people-and certainly more than she cared for him. At least, that's what he thinks.
But far north lies a work camp where Kestrel is a prisoner. Can she manage to escape before she loses herself? As the war intensifies, both Kestrel and Arin discover unexpected roles in battle, terrible secrets, and a fragile hope. The world is changing. The East is pitted against the West, and Kestrel and Arin are caught between. In a game like this, can anybody really win?
- Hardback | 496 pages
- 147 x 216 x 36mm | 544g
- 29 Mar 2016
- Farrar, Straus and Giroux (Byr)
- New York
The Winner's Curse:
The Winner's Curse teeters on a knife-sharp edge between devastatingly romantic one moment and simply devastating the next. Marie Rutkoski has captivated me . . . and left me positively desperate to see how Kestrel and Arin's story will play out. --Marissa Meyer, New York Times-bestselling author of the Lunar Chronicles series
Brilliant plotting and absolutely gorgeous writing combine to make The Winner's Crime a standout, but it is the complex, deeply layered characters . . . that cracked my heart wide open. It left me breathless and craving more. A truly unforgettable read! -Robin LaFevers, New York Times-bestselling author of Grave Mercy and Dark Triumph
Every line in The Winner's Curse is beautifully written. The story is masterfully plotted. The characters' dilemmas fascinated me and tore at my heart. This book gave me a rare and special reading experience. -Kristin Cashore, New York Times-bestselling author of the Graceling Realm books
The Winner's Curse is breathtaking, a lyrical triumph in YA fantasy. Marie Rutkoski writes with tremendous power and has created an epic of fearless beauty. This book should not be missed. -Ann Aguirre, New York Times & USA Today-bestselling author of the Razorland trilogy
About Marie Rutkoski