"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.
My WoW pick this week is:
Title: The Winner's Curse
Author: Marie Rutkoski
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
Publication Date: March 4th 2014
Genre: Young Adult Fantasy
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 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.
Why I'm waiting:
This is by far my favorite cover of 2014 so far. I love the colors and how pretty the girl's dress is. I also love how the title and author are written sideways. It will definitely stand out on the bookstore shelves!
This story sounds very compelling and I just cannot wait to dive right into this unique sounding world. I really enjoyed The Shadow Society, and I am super excited to read more of Marie's work!
Come on...you can't possibly tell me this book doesn't sound amazing!
What are you waiting on this week?
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