Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Waiting On Wednesday: The Winner's Curse

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly blogging event hosted by Breaking the Spine, in which one spotlights an upcoming release they are eagerly anticipating.

This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection is:

The Winner's Curse

Title: The Winner's Curse
Author: Marie Rutkoski
Release Date: March 4, 2014
Summary (from Goodreads):

Seventeen-year-old Kestrel is an aristocratic citizen of Valoria, a vast empire that revels in war and enslaves those it conquers. Here, a girl like Kestrel has two choices: join the military or get married. Despite her skills in military strategy, Kestrel’s real passion is music.Which is why she feels compelled to buy Arin, a slave with a talent for singing, at auction. It’s not long before she finds herself falling in love with Arin, and he seems to feel the same for her. But Kestrel quickly learns that the price she paid for Arin is much higher than she ever could have imagined.

Set in a new world, The Winner’s Curse is a story of wicked rumors, dirty secrets, and games where everything is at stake, and the gamble is whether you will keep your head or lose your heart.

Why I'm Looking Forward To It: I love master/slave storylines in fiction (in a teen and younger, non-sexual way, of course - let's just get that straight), so I perked up something fierce when I heard about this book! And then there's that swoon-worthy cover - whoever's idea it was for her to hold the "R": brilliance.

So what book are you waiting on?

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