WAITING ON WEDNESDAY is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking The Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.
This week, I can’t wait for a book people keep hearing about lately.
The Winner’s Curse
Author: Marie Rutkoski
Series: The Winner’s Trilogy #1
Genre: Young Adult, Romance, Fantasy, Dystopia
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
Release Date: March 4, 2014
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.
Ever since the cover of this book has been revealed, I’ve been stuck to this book like glue. I mean, a girl holding a knife on the cover? And just look at that breathtaking dress!
I also love the title font and how the title is positioned on the cover. Gorgeous.
And imagine falling in love with your slave. Such creativity.
I will totally beg/lie/steal to get this one early. ;D
What book are you looking forward to reading this week?