The Winner's Kiss

The Winner's Kiss

4.22 (47,096 ratings by Goodreads)
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4.22 (47,096 ratings by Goodreads)

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The Winner's Kiss brings a stunning conclusion to the irresistible romance between Kestrel and Arin and the crippling war that has torn about their world in the Winner's trilogy, by New York Times bestselling author Marie Rutkoski.

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?
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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 496 pages
  • 137 x 208 x 33mm | 408g
  • New York
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 1250104432
  • 9781250104434
  • 900,148

Review quote

"The Winner's Kiss is intoxicating--a brilliant balance of love, power, and sacrifice--delivered with Rutkoski's addicting sensual prose. A perfect ending to an amazing series." --Mary Pearson, New York Times-bestselling author of the Remnant Trilogy

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
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About Marie Rutkoski

Marie Rutkoski is the author of The Winner's Curse, The Winner's Crime, The Shadow Society, and the Kronos Chronicles, which includes The Cabinet of Wonders. She is a professor at Brooklyn College and lives in New York City.
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Rating details

47,096 ratings
4.22 out of 5 stars
5 45% (21,381)
4 36% (17,016)
3 15% (6,860)
2 3% (1,405)
1 1% (434)
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