Tuesday, 28 January 2014

Teaser Tuesday (26)

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading.
Release date:  March 4th 2014        
Publisher:  Farrar Straus Giroux 
Page: 5

Winning what you want may cost you everything you love

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.




Jess glance up. "Oh, Kestrel," she breathed. "Aren't these earrings perfect?"

Maybe if the weight of silver in Kestrel's purse hadn't dragged at her wrist she would have said nothing. Maybe if that drag at her wrist hadn't also dragged at her heart with dread, Kestrel would have thought before she spoke.



Ohmygod, I'm in love with this already and I've only just started it.
What're you reading? :)