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The Winner's Curse
The Winner's Curse | Marie Rutkoski
Winning what you want may cost you everything you loveThey were never meant to be together. As a general's daughter, seventeen-year-old Kestrel enjoys an extravagant and privileged life. Arin has nothing but the clothes on his back. Then Kestrel makes an impulsive decision that binds Arin to her. Though they try to fight it, they can't help but fall in love. In order to be together, they must betray their people . . . but to be loyal to their country, they must betray each other.Set in a new world, The Winner's Curse is a story of rebellion, duels, ballroom dances, 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.
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Daria.Adrianna21
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Amazing! Dazzling! Spectacular!!!!
There were a few issues, but I can overlook them. This book was amazing!
#thewinnerscurse #marierutkoski #goodreads #thewinnerstrilogy

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Daria.Adrianna21
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I started this book yesterday and I only have 100 pages left! #thewinnerscurse #thewinnerscursetrilogy #marierutkoski

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Bknrdadventures
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This book has one of my favorite YA couples of all time—Kestrel and Arin. Plus, it features a heroine known for her skill at strategical decisions, which I love.❤️❤️❤️ Read this if you are a fantasy YA fan, and read it if you‘re not!😜

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OliveGavino
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Me and my kindle. I am so engrossed with the winners curse series..

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Jovy
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A pampered daughter of a general and a slave —Kestrel and Arin had much going against them from the get-go. Love this trilogy! #lovehate

ErinSueMreads That cover though! It‘s beautiful! 7mo
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SiriGuruDevSingh
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Day 10: Book you didn‘t think you‘d love💕❤️

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Bknrdadventures
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1. The Winner‘s Curse
2. Valentine‘s, I guess?
3. Hot pink
4. Michael
5. #Friyayintro

MarriedtoMrT Winner‘s Curse! Yes! 7mo
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BooksAndTea97
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#AdventRecommends day 23
This is my most surprising read of 2018!
I picked it up quite randomly when I decided to read a book that was on my tbr for a long time. I didn't think, starting it, that it would have such a well developed world. Honestly, I thought it would be more like a main pretty rich spineless heroine falling in love with someone out if her league.. blah blah. But there is so much more to these books and it's characters!
#favourites

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Jovy
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I‘ve stacked quite a few books from all your lovely #AdventRecommends posts I thought I‘d pay it forward by giving mine. This trilogy is an auto-recommend for me if you like YA fantasy although there‘s no element of magic here. But there‘s romance and politics and war strategies and written so beautifully too!

BridgetteM I love this series! 9mo
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Smae99
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I re-read The Winner‘s Curse so that I could continue with the trilogy and I loved it even more than I remembered! I read this book about 2-3 years ago but never continued on to The Winner‘s Crime. Can‘t wait to jump into #2!

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Lindsbooklover93
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I enjoyed relaxing and reading The winner's curse today. It was a great start for the series. I'm excited to start some Halloween reads now. #litsy #kindle #kindlefire #paperwhite #library #bookgeek

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Lindsbooklover93
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Hi everyone! I've been listening to the audio book The winner's Curse all day. I'm watching To all the boys I loved before. Then I'm planning on finishing my audiobook. I love having two weeks off from work. I'm planning on catching up on my goodreads goal this month. #litsy #kindle #kindlefire #paperwhite #library

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MeganAnn
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Finished book 1 and am about 5.5 hours into #24B4Monday. This book was fantastic! I picked it up at Magers & Quinn in #mpls based on Annie‘s recommendation above and it was everything she said and more. I loved the intelligence and cunning both Kestrel and Arin show and I look forward to seeing where book 2 takes them.
Also, I‘d be much further along in the #readathon except I have a nasty cold and all I really want to do is sleep 🤧😴

Smrloomis Feel better soon! 🤞🏽 12mo
TheReadingMermaid Feel better! 🤗💕 12mo
erzascarletbookgasm Hope you feel better soon! 12mo
MeganAnn @Smrloomis @TheReadingMermaid @erzascarletbookgasm Thank you for your kind words! 😘 12mo
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MeganAnn
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After a stressful morning, I'm ready to settle down with the tagged book for the #24B4MondayReadathon
@TheReadingMermaid

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Dominika
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Book number 3 finished (355 pages).
I really enjoyed it and will continue this series soon.
Total pages read: 899 #24in48

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devinmygatt
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Just bought a bunch of bookish candles from The Melting Library and I love them!!😍😍

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SassenachTheBookWizard
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Wowwwww...this cover did a HORRIBLE job of representing the tone of this book!

I liked all the politics and social status used in here. Not too much romance and not too mushy for a book heavily focused on slavery. I liked it

JazzFeathers And what does that cover have to do with that? 🤔 1y
SaturnDoo I'm a cover lover and have been guilty of judging by the covet lol. I saw this cover some where else and I just don't like it. 😐😕😝 1y
offonmyown They repackaged this series a couple years ago but i‘m not sure the new covers are much better 🤷‍♀️ Still an amazing series! 1y
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SassenachTheBookWizard
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I've heard such mixed things about this book that my interest has been gradually climbing all month...

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TiffanyEscapes
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This book is the start of one of my favorite trilogies EVER! It's so much more than a pretty cover. Kestrel is fierce and real. Well as real as someone from a different world can be 🙂

I'm also still getting used to posting here and failing 😅 But it's Thursday and I'm hoping to have some time this weekend to get organized... No promises with a 6 month old crawling around thoigh 😂

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MeganAnn
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3/4: #indiebookstore number two was Magers & Quinn Booksellers which I make a point to visit whenever we travel to #Minneapolis. This store is huge and filled with both New and used books of all genres. One of my favorite things about this store is all the staff recommendations posted throughout the store in every section. The tagged book is one I picked up based on Annie‘s recommendation. I always find some unexpected titles here!

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bessejayne91
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Love the plot!!

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jessthebookslover
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Oh my gosh.
The twists, the writing, the characters, the world building, the tension, everythint in the book is perfect!
Gonna buy book 2 today cause the end was 😱😱😱😱.

Heretherebedragons I know! It's so fantastic! 1y
jessthebookslover @Heretherebedragons I seriously cannot wait to read book 2!!!!!! 1y
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DeborahSmall
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@DivineDiana all 3 😘

DivineDiana Love all of them! Thank you! 💗 2y
DeborahSmall @DivineDiana they make a lovely trilogy 💕 2y
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DeborahSmall
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Yesterday‘s #bookmail more deckled edges ❤️📚

DivineDiana Gorgeous cover! 2y
DeborahSmall @DivineDiana the 3 covers are beautiful 💕 2y
saresmoore Ooh, very enticing. 2y
GypsyKat This is a fun series, and I love the deckled edges! 2y
DivineDiana @DeborahSmall Now, I want to see the others! 2y
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Sharanya
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#24in48 Hour 36: My Bookends | The first and last books on my bookshelf! A favorite YA novel + a favorite poet...very telling of who I am as a reader, actually 🤔

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cariashley
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Mehso-so

I thought this was an ok start but it didn‘t blow me away. Have read that the second and third books are much better so I‘ll keep going, but need to wait for my library hold on the second one - not rushing out to buy it.

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Bknrdadventures
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Looking for a completed series to read over break. My favorite #youngadult is “The Winner‘s Curse” trilogy, but I‘ll read any romance, young adult, or fiction that can hold my attention through continuous airport travel! Suggestions welcomed!😀 #romance #favoriteseries #fiction

Ashley_Nicoletto Have you tried the Darker Shade of Magic series? I just finished the first one recently and it was so good! 2y
Bknrdadventures @Ashley_Nicoletto Just looked this up, and it sounds great! Thanks for the suggestion! 2y
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Mycrazybookobsession
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The book was simply awesome. The author weaved a story of one girls purchase that changed a group of people‘s lives forever. Kestrel is a generals daughter and the has lived a life of privilege, but now that she is of age she much make a decision, marry or join the military. When faced with limited choices the only other thing to do is change the game. I loved the story and found it hard to put down. I look forward to reading book two soon.

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Marissa_Writes
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“Isn't that what stories do, make real things fake, and fake things real?”
― Marie Rutkoski, The Winner's Curse
| hands #booksandprops | #coffeetime #lilbookishthanks | #bookishcrown #uncriticalnovember
. #bibliophile #bookaddict #booknerd #sjm #thewinnerscurse #powerfulheroines

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TreyaTheT-Rex
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Bailedbailed

I was really looking forward to this book, but it just didn't work for me. I've been so busy with school lately that I didn't want to waste time reading a book I didn't love. It was fairly slow in my opinion, and it seemed rather predictable. I might come back to it but for now, I'm moving on.

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Oryx
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Because my tbr isn't big enough, I'll try to win some more. Open internationally too! Fingers crossed.
http://vy.tc/dyZJy43

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plentifulpages
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Hello book lovers!
What are you all currently reading? I feel like I haven't talked to any of you in forever!
Yesterday I preordered Tower of Dawn because I reread more of The Assassin's Blade and it just got me even more hyped up for ToD!
I was going to buy ToD when it came out, but I was like "if I'm going to buy it anyways, why not preorder it and get the preorder gift?"
I also bought a few more books to get free shipping so, yay for books!

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Challenge | Day 31

This August wasn't my best month of readings. Nothing specific happened, but I just wasn't in the mood. Until The Winner's Curse.

Today is the last day of this challenge and I can't believe I survived with just two delays!

#wrapup on #booksacrossoceans by @pri_bibliophile and @mellisarock

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Challenge | Day 30

I don't have much to show because I'm in a kind of #bookbuyingban with some friends (but comics and ebooks are ok according to our rules).

New books this month:
Adulthood is a myth, Sarah Andersen
The Winner's Curse and The Winner's Crime, Marie Rutkoski

#bookhaul on #booksacrossoceans by @pri_bibliophile and @mellisarock

alessandrafn Our rules are way too flexible. There. I said It 2y
bbackes @alessandrafn we can always change them! 2y
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KnjiskiZmaj
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First of all, I'm not sure why this book was listed as fantasy, because in my head it lacks a lot of elements to be fantasy, I see it as pure YA, but nevermind.The first part is a bit boring and pretty predictable, with some nice twists in the second part promising to be a lot more in the sequels, which I hope will be more detailed in some scenes where the author could use way better descriptions, which were left out in the first book. 3.0/5 ⭐

MrBook Nice review! 2y
RaimeyGallant I also dislike it when pubs improperly state the genre. I want to know what I'm getting myself into. 2y
KnjiskiZmaj @RaimeyGallant Exactly!! Last December I decided 2017 is going to be fantasy year for me, and I created pretty decent to-read list. This one really doesn't fit in fantasy genre. But, I started the trilogy, I'm gonna finish it. 🤓 2y
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Sharanya
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#currentlyrereading | I have all these books in my TBR but I got distracted by Arin/Kestrel again oops 😍❤️

Linear The cover is actually really pretty on this, I've never heard of it 2y
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magixludo
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Mehso-so

This book is a full three star (out of five). It‘s intriguing, overwhelming, endearing, but at the same time it misses that "something more" (example: the general idea for the world building was good, but the explainations are given through infodump and "as you know, Bob").
#thewinnerscurse #marierutkoski #ebook #ereader

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Xenatine
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This series is one of my favorite fantasy series. Kestrel is so strong and Arin is so good for her.

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Marissa_Writes
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“Kestrel's cruel calculation appalled her. This was part of what had made her resist the military: the fact that she could make decisions like this, that she did have a mind for strategy, that people could be so easily become pieces in a game she was determined to win...”
― Marie Rutkoski, The Winner's Curse
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#becauseofreading #booksactually #readingforfun #readingforpleasure #readingforlife #dailybookpic

BooknerdsLife Beautiful photo 😍 2y
Marissa_Writes Aw thank you @BookwormsLife 💕💕 2y
BooknerdsLife @Marissa_Writes youre welcome :) ♡ 2y
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Claireluana
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Picked a paperback to take with me on our backpacking trip and this was the winner! Too exhausted from the hike up to actually read though...

MarriedtoMrT It's so good! But I can totally understand being too tired to read it. 2y
Claireluana @MarriedtoMrT I definitely plan on reading it! Yesterday just wasn't my day 2y
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little_hopeful_library
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"The god of lies must love you, you see things so clearly."

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Xenatine
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I love this series so much. The first book was amazing.

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marianthelibrarian
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This was a really good book and I can't wait to start reading the next one! 👍🏻❤️

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"He slipped from his seat and knelt before hers. His hands fell to the fists on her lap and gently opened them... He took a breath to speak. She would have stopped him. She would have wished herself deaf, blind, made of unfeeling smoke. She would have stopped his words out of terror, longing. The way terror and longing had become indistinguishable. Yet his hands held hers, and she could do nothing. He said, 'I want the same thing you want.'"

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Marissa_Writes
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“He lifted her up onto the table so that her face was level with his, and as they kissed it seemed that words were hiding in the air around them, that they were invisible creatures that feathered against her and Arin, then nudged, and buzzed, and tugged.
Speak, they said.
Speak, the kiss answered.”
― Marie Rutkoski, The Winner's Curse
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#thewinnerscurse #marierutkoski #elizaandhermonsters #bookandcandles #bookdragon #coverbuy

Jess_Read_This 💕I love that pink copy of Alice!💕 2y
Marissa_Writes @Jess_Read_This it's so old I got it a library sale for a dollar! 2y
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emmasbooklife
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I'm currently listening to this book on audio. I tried to read it awhile back and really couldn't get into it, but it's easier this time. Has anyone else read it? I find the characters a little bit difficult to relate to/get to know. Story is interesting, but I haven't gotten really into it yet.

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Pagesinbetween
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I absolutely loved the first book in this political, action packed trilogy by Marie Rutkoski. I loved how different and in depth the characters were, especially Kestrel who's main attribute is her intelligence and ability to outplan others in the game of war. I highly recommend this series! I'm currently reading the second book in the trilogy 'The Winners Crime' and I'm really enjoying it 📖😊🍃

#book#books#read#reading#review#bibliophile#reader

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nebrinkley
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"Nicole, how long have you been involved in books and blogging?" Long enough that I still have the original ARC of THE WINNER'S CURSE, complete with the fancy cardboard box and dagger it came in. When Marie came to the store last year, I asked her to sign the #winnerscurse box. It's one of the few ARC promotional items I've kept over the years - I just think it's rad. ?

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