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The Winner's Crime
The Winner's Crime | Marie Rutkoski
Following your heart can be a crimeA royal wedding is what most girls dream about. It means one celebration after another: balls, fireworks, and revelry until dawn. But to Kestrel it means living in a cage of her own making. As the wedding approaches, she aches to tell Arin the truth about her engagement: that she agreed to marry the crown prince in exchange for Arin's freedom. But can Kestrel trust Arin? Can she even trust herself? For Kestrel is becoming very good at deception. She's working as a spy in the court. If caught, she'll be exposed as a traitor to her country. Yet she can't help searching for a way to change her ruthless world . . . and she is close to uncovering a shocking secret.This dazzling follow-up to The Winner's Curse reveals the high price of dangerous lies and untrustworthy alliances. The truth will come out, and when it does, Kestrel and Arin will learn just how much their crimes will cost them.
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EmilieGR
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Mehso-so

Almost too much pain and angst! There is enough miscommunication and stubbornness in this book to drive the most level-headed person crazy. I‘m a lot of ways, it really felt like a set up for the finally installment.

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Mishu94
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Ooof! Finished the winners curse in one night! Onto book two, it‘s safe to say I‘m hooked! I love Arin! 😍❤️

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LeticiaToraci
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The end of this book was utterly making me anxious, like: 'OMG, this is killing me' and 'where is the next book now?' distressing, Lol.
If it were for the last chapters alone this Audiobook would be a solid five stars, but it took really long for stuff to happen, therefore I must take away one star.
I did enjoy the Audiobook narration of Kate Rawson very much too.

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Cityofamber
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Finished this reread and it broke my heart again. 😭

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Daria.Adrianna21
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Oh my goodness! I cannot wait to read the next book!!!!! I need it now!
The descriptions in this book did fall flat, but it still made my heart hurt. How could her father do that?! How could any father betray his only child?!?!
#thewinnerscrime #thewinnerstrilogy #marierutkoski #youngadult #ya #goodreads #springintoreading

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Daria.Adrianna21
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mcipher Lola is beautiful!! 😻 4y
Daria.Adrianna21 Thank you @mcipher! She is a pretty kitty! 4y
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Smae99
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Was this book good? Heck YA! Was it stressful and painful? You know it!
This book was nearly the death of me. I almost gave up on it because literally NOTHING goes the way you want it to. However, I kept reading and although the ending was heart wrenching I found the last 100 pages to be super fast paced and entertaining

Rated 4/5 on goodreads :)

#thewinnerscrime #marierutkoski #youngadult #fantasy #romance #PAIN

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Dominika
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I finally hit the 24 hour mark 😄. I managed to read 182 pages (out of 406) from my 5th book and now I'm going to sleep because I can barely keep my eyes open. #24in48

Sace 👏🎉👏🎉👏🎉 5y
Listener15 🎉📚🎉📚🎉📚🎉📚🎉 5y
Sweettartlaura 🏁🙌🏻 5y
UwannaPublishme Wooo hooo! Way to go!! 🎉🎉🤗🤗📚📚🙌🏻🙌🏻 5y
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cariashley
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I liked this one so much more than the first book. Couldn‘t put it down. Great development of the characters, clever plotting and a nice slow burn on the romance element. Am jumping right into book 3!

Kristy_K I felt the same way! A lot better than book 1. 5y
cariashley @Kristy_K I‘m so glad I continued! I‘m already a third into the last book and it‘s soooo good so far ☺️ 5y
Kristy_K @cariashley I still need to read that! I‘ll have to pick it up soon. 5y
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cariashley
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My husband‘s college basketball team had a bad day so he insisted on martinis. Fine with me!! I‘m about a quarter into the second book of this trilogy and it‘s... fine. Waiting for it to pick up.

Hollie We are going to have Jack Daniels with our college basketball tonight! 5y
cariashley @Hollie good call! I saw your earlier post - my husband wants to know if you went to TCU! 5y
Hollie @cariashley no, we are from Kansas. He is a KU fan so I‘ll root for them, too, unless they play UNC lol. What is your husband‘s team? 5y
cariashley @Hollie He‘s a St. John‘s fan. He says you have it easy there in Kansas 😁 5y
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melrailey
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My book outlet order came in. All of these are for Yallfest in a couple of weeks. Luckily I‘ve already listened to some of these! Currently listening to The Winner‘s Crime. So very good.

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KnjiskiZmaj
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Well, here's me again with the Winner's trilogy. Comparing to the first book, in this one you can actually see how the author has grown. Much more detailed descriptions, deeper characteristics of the characters, even more sickening twists and great plot. Love the medieval political schemes that are shown through the entire book. But still can't find the connection with fantasy, pure YA. Can't wait to see what happens in the end. 3.6/5

RaimeyGallant Great review. 5y
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KnjiskiZmaj
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It's painful to read the words describing the death of your favorite character, but then, there are sentences that don't involve death, and hurt the same.This is for me probably the same thing, It's been a while since words that don't include death hit me so hard. 😢😢😢

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bbackes
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Popcorn and ebook for this lazy sunday.

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KnjiskiZmaj
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It's pouring outside, a perfect weather to stay in bed 🤓🤓🤓

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bbackes
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Challenge | Day 01

I had so much fun with #booksacrossoceans that I didn't resist and I'll start another challenge!
(Thank you so much @pri_bibliophile and @mellisarock for getting me started on this kind of game!)

This is my (audacious) #tbr for September and #awesomeautumnbooks by @Jess7

pri_bibliophile Hahaha I'm so glad you liked it!! Thank you for participating!! 5y
bbackes @pri_bibliophile I really enjoyed it! I hope you create another challenge soon! 5y
pri_bibliophile Photo challenge might come next month but we have a readathon coming this month!! 5y
bbackes @pri_bibliophile Yay! I'll try to do it! 5y
pri_bibliophile Woohoo! It's coming soon soon! Probably on 17th September 5y
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ScarlettLeePotts
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ScarlettLeePotts
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This book is so beautiful ❤️

meaghanward I know what you mean! I've recently become obsessed with this series. Finally got my hands on the Winners Kids after haunting my library, just waiting for the book to come in. 😄 6y
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Pagesinbetween
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Really enjoyed the second book in the trilogy and thought that it lead the way for the conclusion of the series 'The Winners Kiss.' I loved the characters and how hard intense this book was to read! The book explores themes of politics, honour, sacrifice and self growth. Highly recommend you check this series out! 5/5 🌟

#book#books#read#reader#review#bibliophile#literature#thewinnerscrime#marierutkoski#bookworm#bookish#booknerd#novel#photography

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KimSlr
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🇬🇧 I think I'll be sticking with the black background.. I think..

🇩🇪 Ich glaube ich bleibe beim schwarzen Hintergrund.. vielleicht..

📚 Day 28:

#allthebooksjune fave book of June?
- #thewinnerscrime and #thewinnerskiss

#bibliophile #books #bookish #bookoftheday #bookchallenge #ebook #kindle #bookstagram #bookstagrammer #bookblog #bookblogger #booklover #booknerd #bookaholic #bookaddict #yafantasy #yalit #marierutkoski #bookishcandle

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fairytale.kingdom
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Have you guys read The Winner's Curse and The Winner's Crime?

Im still reading the second but so dar everything is amazing!

I hope things turn out well for Kestrel and Arin📚

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the_wanderingsofreaders
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🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟/5

This book was absolutely gorgeous. I love Kestrel and Arin and the fact that the book is not all about the love story, but also about sacrifice, friendship and loyalty. I recommend The Winner's Crime to everyone! Read this trilogy please!
#thewinnerscrime #review #book #libri #marierutkoski #thewinnerstrilogy #yalit #bibliophile #booklover #bookworm #bookporn

MrBook Great review! 6y
the_wanderingsofreaders @MrBook thank you ☺️ 6y
LaylaFray I have the first book but haven't read it yet! Now I really want to pick it up 😊 6y
the_wanderingsofreaders @LaylaFray you really have to! Yesterday I finished the last book and it was amazing. This is one of my fav trilogies ever 😍❤️ 6y
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The_Little_Librarian
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It's been about a month since I finished the Winner's Curse but I'm excited to see what happens next with Aaron and Kestrel 📚

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KeepCalmWithBooksAndCoffee
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I enjoyed this but it took me a long time to read. Kestrel was very indecisive throughout the book and I knew it would eventually cost her. The set up totally blew me away and can't wait to read the third book!

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KeepCalmWithBooksAndCoffee
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I've finally picked this up again.

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lacearmor
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But he said nothing after that, only her name, as if her name were not a name but a question. Or perhaps that wasn't how he had said it, and she was wrong, and she'd heard a question simply because the sound of him speaking her name made her wish that she were his answer.

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Cityofamber
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This book was amazing. I'm loving this trilogy. 💖

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NeverendingTBR
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Finised The Winner's Crime by Marie Rutkoski for #LitsyAtoZ and #LetterW - a great book and loved the twist at the end - can't wait to see what happens next

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NeverendingTBR
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Can't wait to get my teeth into this loved the first book

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KeepCalmWithBooksAndCoffee
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Time for book two! 😍

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Kristy_K
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This book gave me anxiety in the worst and best way! Can't wait to read the last book. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Kristy_K
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stacybmartin
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I love the covers of these books - so pretty! And I really wasn't expecting where this book ended. 😳

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Kristy_K
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#seasonsreadings2016 - My over ambitious tbr for December. The one's on the left I'm currently reading.

#wanttoreadindec #tbr

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itsabbe
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Jury duty blues #ya

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SiriGuruDevSingh
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Oh my GOD, that ending though! I'm very glad I waited for this trilogy to be complete so I can begin book three immediately! Because DAAAAMN!!!💗💖💗💖

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SiriGuruDevSingh
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Loving this book so far!!!💗💖💗

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Mhutkins
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Just finished this and I was pleasantly surprised. Couldn't believe all the plot twists! This took a sharp turn from the fairly tame romance aspect of the first book in the trilogy. I can't wait to get home and start the last book.

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brigittekong
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Books4brittany Did you get it signed at the RT convention in Vegas? 6y
brigittekong @books4brittany no I got them signed in Menlo Park CA when she was there with 3 other authors 6y
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Jokila
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Brittbritt
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Loved this sequel! It was even better than the previous one. The protagonist is really intelligent and it moves the plot along instead of getting bogged down in misunderstandings. Highly addictive, I can't believe I haven't read this sooner

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andrelei
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Delivery! 😁📚

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Bookfan1414
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Excellent book. I read and read until I was done. Till four am. With work in the morning.....

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JessAndHerBooks
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I do enjoy reading about Kestrel and following her character development. I will admit that Arin makes me want to pull my hair out rather frequently. Im going to enjoy reading the next one (and hoping these characters get their lives together).

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JessAndHerBooks
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This little one is studying war maps...for no reason I'm sure.

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CaitlinSiem
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After being less than impressed with book 1, I'm glad I gave book 2 a chance because I enjoyed it more than I expected to. All aspects of the story felt improved upon. I loved Arin's journey and that he had a stronger storyline this time. The whirlwind ending made me interested in what happens next.

StephTKO I'm on hold at the library for book 1. Good to know I shouldn't give up if I don't love it. 7y
CaitlinSiem @StephTKO Definitely. Although I was the minority with not being a fan of book one. But either way, this was a much stronger book. I could see the author's skill improving as I read. Which is always important to me. 7y
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CaitlinSiem
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Now that's a clapback. 😏

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CaitlinSiem
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I had mixed feelings about The Winner's Crime, but I feel this one has already started off stronger.

Literati86 I read this series not too long ago, I didn't hate it but I also didn't love it. 7y
CaitlinSiem @Literati86 Yeah, I was indifferent with book one so I decided to keep going to see what happens. And some of my goodreads friends who weren't as fond of book one liked this one better. So, here's me giving it a second chance lol 7y
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Lylah
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Some light morning reading. I'm really enjoying how complex this book is getting in terms of world building and character relationships.

Otherworld_Library I love this series. Glad you are enjoying! 7y
Lylah @DianeL I actually really wasn't expecting it to be this good but I guess that's what I get for judging a book by its cover! 7y
Otherworld_Library Yes, covers, and even summaries, so often fail the book. I think the new covers they did are worse though. 7y
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