Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Cover Catch-Up (26): Bright, Vibrant & Colourful Covers!

In "Cover Catch-Up" I share some covers that have either been recently revealed, or that I've just found and really wanted to share. 

Today I've got two books that have bright, vibrant and colourful covers...from two TOTALLY different genres!



My first cover is for Colleen Hoover's next book, IT ENDS WITH US!

IT ENDS WITH US by Colleen Hoover
Publisher: Atria Books
Release Date: August 2, 2016

Description:

Lily hasn’t always had it easy, but that’s never stopped her from working hard for the life she wants. She’s come a long way from the small town in Maine where she grew up. She graduated from college, moved to Boston, and started her own business. So when she feels a spark with a gorgeous neurosurgeon named Ryle Kincaid everything in Lily’s life suddenly seems almost too good to be true.

Ryle is assertive, stubborn, and maybe even a little arrogant. He’s also sensitive, brilliant and has a total soft spot for Lily; and the way he looks in scrubs certainly doesn’t hurt. Lily can’t get him out of her head, but Ryle’s complete aversion to relationships is disturbing. Even as Lily finds herself becoming the exception to his no dating rule, she can’t help but wonder what made him that way in the first place.

As questions about her new relationship overwhelm her, so do thoughts of Atlas Corrigan, her first love and a link to the past she left behind. He was her kindred spirit, her protector. When Atlas suddenly reappears everything Lily has built with Ryle is threatened.

With this bold and deeply personal novel Colleen Hoover delivers a heart-wrenching story that breaks exciting new ground for her as a writer. Combining a captivating romance with a cast of all too human characters, “It Ends with Us” is an unforgettable tale of love that comes at the ultimate price.
I LOVE this cover! It's pretty simple, but the bright fuchsia font stands out sooo well!! It's just a wonderful POP of colour! I wonder if those crushed flowers are fuchsias. ;) I also love that this cover looks a little similar to the cover for her last book, NOVEMBER 9.




GHOSTLY ECHOES (Jackaby #3) by William Ritter
Publisher: Algonquin Young Readers
Release Date: August 23, 2016

Description:

Jenny Cavanaugh, the ghostly landlord of 826 Augur Lane, has enlisted the services of her detective-agency tenants to solve a decade-old murder--her own. Abigail Rook and her eccentric employer, R. F. Jackaby, dive into the cold case, starting with a search for Jenny’s fiancĂ©, who went missing the night she died. But when a new, gruesome murder closely mirrors the events of ten years prior, Abigail and Jackaby realize that Jenny’s case isn’t so cold after all, and her killer may be far more dangerous than they suspected.

Fantasy and folklore mix with mad science as Abigail’s race to unravel the mystery leads her across the cold cobblestones of nineteenth-century New England, down to the mythical underworld, and deep into her colleagues’ grim histories to battle the most deadly foe she has ever faced.
I still need to start the Jackaby series, but every single time I see one of the covers for these books, I'm immediately smitten and feel the need to pick them up ASAP! The covers are absolutely breathtaking, and the stories sound fabulous!! I really need to get my butt in gear and finally read these books because the cover for Ghostly Echoes is one of those covers that just demands a book be read! ;) Breaking down the elements of this cover, I just love everything. I love that each book in the series has been a different colour and that they all have a glowing title. I also love how each book has a silhouette with a scene visible inside of it...seriously, these covers are gorgeous!

Just look!




What do you think?
Do you love these covers, too?

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

A GATHERING OF SHADOWS Blog Tour: Review & Q&A with Victoria Schwab! #AGOS #ADSOM #ShadesOfMagic


I am extremely excited to be a part of the blog tour for A GATHERING OF SHADOWS!! Today, I'm sharing my review for the much anticipated sequel to A DARKER SHADE OF MAGIC, and I have a quick Q&A with V. E. (a.k.a. Victoria) Schwab!


A Gathering of Shadows (Shades of Magic #1)
by V.E. Schwab
Source: Received an ARC from Raincoast Books Canada in exchange for an honest review.
Publisher: Tor
Release Date: February 23, 2016
Number of Pages: 512 (Hardcover)


Description from Goodreads:
Four months have passed since the shadow stone fell into Kell’s possession. Four months since his path crossed with Delilah Bard. Four months since Rhy was wounded and the Dane twins fell, and the stone was cast with Holland’s dying body through the rift, and into Black London.

In many ways, things have almost returned to normal, though Rhy is more sober, and Kell is now plagued by his guilt. Restless, and having given up smuggling, Kell is visited by dreams of ominous magical events, waking only to think of Lila, who disappeared from the docks like she always meant to do. As Red London finalizes preparations for the Element Games—an extravagant international competition of magic, meant to entertain and keep healthy the ties between neighboring countries—a certain pirate ship draws closer, carrying old friends back into port.

But while Red London is caught up in the pageantry and thrills of the Games, another London is coming back to life, and those who were thought to be forever gone have returned. After all, a shadow that was gone in the night reappears in the morning, and so it seems Black London has risen again—meaning that another London must fall.

REVIEW

I first read A DARKER SHADE OF MAGIC a few months after its release, and as soon as I started it...I was hooked. I loved the magic, the characters, the world-building, the writing...absolutely everything! And to prepare myself for A GATHERING OF SHADOWS, I listened to the audiobook and I was once again blown away by the story. With the A DARKER SHADE OF MAGIC audiobook fresh in my mind, I dug right into A GATHERING OF SHADOWS and it was ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!!! :D

I loved getting to dive right back into Kell and Lila's world. It was just as wonderful as it was when I was first introduced to it. In fact, I think it got even better! I loved that I was a bit familiar with Kell's magical world, but like Lila, I was still finding things that were new and exciting for me...like the Essen Tasch (Element Games), an international magical competition where the best magic users from each country get together to compete! In A DARKER SHADE OF MAGIC, we mostly just saw Kell and Holland use magic, but in A GATHERING OF SHADOWS we see so much more! You see people who can control single elements, two elements, three elements...and we even learn about the priests who can balance them all! I loved getting to see so many new perspectives of the magic in the Kell's world...and I really, really enjoyed the spectacle that was the Essen Tasch! The battles were so intense, and they really jumped off the page. :D


Along with the superb magical sequences, I loved that we just really got a greater understanding of magic itself! It's still pretty mysterious, but as Lila learned more, we learned more, and I really enjoyed that! I've also loved both Lila and Kell since A DARKER SHADE OF MAGIC, and I just grew to love them more and more in A GATHERING OF SHADOWS! I love how stubborn they both are. I love how broody Kell is, and how Lila is determined to make her own way. They're both such fantastic characters! Most of all, I loved that we really got to see a lot of Rhy in this one! I loved his relationship with Kell in the first book, and it was even better in this one! They have the best bromance ever! And the new characters were fantastic! I doubt anyone can read A GATHERING OF SHADOWS without having very strong feelings for Alucard. He's quite the character. :P I also really enjoy how fluid sexuality is in this series⎯Rhy in particular intrigues me the most! I do definitely enjoy the sexual/romantic tension surrounding Lila and Kell too, but I have to admit that even though I really, really want them to get together, I love that the story really isn't about a romance between them. There's definitely a romantic element there, but the story is so much deeper than that, and I think that's pretty fantastic. :D

Magic, great characters...what else is there? Well, plot of course, and A GATHERING OF SHADOWS has a fantastic one! Told in alternating perspectives, you get to see this story from all sides. It was interesting to see how everything came together...and to try to anticipate what would happen! I'm not going to say anything else because I'm staying far from spoilers...but it is sooooooo GOOD! If you enjoyed A DARKER SHADE OF MAGIC, I think you'll definitely love this one, too! :D

Overall, I absolutely LOVED A GATHERING OF SHADOWS! It was intense, captivating, and completely blew me away! I was so excited for it, and it definitely lived up to and exceeded all of my expectations!!! The characters were just as dynamic and amazing as they were in first book, and the story was amazing! As soon as I started reading, I was already dreading the end because I just want to live in Kell and Lila's world FOREVER! It's been just over a week since I finished reading...and I'm still reeling. And I'm definitely having Kell, Lila, and Rhy withdrawals. :P If you haven't started the SHADES OF MAGIC series yet, I definitely recommend it...especially if you love fantasy, magic, and intricate world-building!!!


Q&A with V.E. (Victoria) Schwab!

If you lived in Kell's world and were from Red London, which element(s) would you like to have power over and why? And yes, Antari, is definitely an acceptable choice. :) 

Oh man, when I wrote a book about superpowers, I thought that would be the hardest question to answer, but it’s definitely elements. At one of end of the power spectrum we have Priests, who have a slight/gentle influence over all elements, allowing them to nurture the world, heal it and help it grow; at the other end we have Antari, who have near absolute control over all elements, and the ability to cast blood spells; and in between we have magicians who are proficient in one, two, and, rarely, three. Tempting as it is to answer Antari, we have to remember that things usually don’t go too well for Antari, being as rare as they are. But I know if I had magic I wouldn’t have Master Tieren’s subtle balance either. I think I’d probably say earth, but only because that’s actually a very broad category, ranging from metal workers all the way to stone and soil, and I think rocking a part-Magneto, part-earthshaker power would be pretty sweet.
 About Victoria Schwab

Victoria is the product of a British mother, a Beverly Hills father, and a southern upbringing. Because of this, she has been known to say "tom-ah-toes," "like," and "y'all."

She also tells stories.

She loves fairy tales, and folklore, and stories that make her wonder if the world is really as it seems.


Love, love love Victoria's answer to my question! I think I would love having any sort of magical ability, but I definitely agree with her, power over earth would be pretty amazing!!! I think I'd also really enjoy having power over water!! You could surf or play around without any kind of gear! And if it were raining, you wouldn't get wet unless you wanted to...of course, fire would be pretty awesome because you'd always be able to keep yourself warm. :P So many awesome possibilities!!! :D 

If you couldn't tell from my review, I LOVED A GATHERING OF SHADOWS! I'm still so excited to be a part of this blog tour, and I really can't recommend the SHADES OF MAGIC series enough!!!

What do you think?
Did you enjoy my review?
Are you excited for A GATHERING OF SHADOWS?
 Have you already read it?

And what did you think of my question and Victoria's answer?
What kind of elemental power would you like to have?

Saturday, March 5, 2016

The Winner's Kiss Blog Tour: MY FAVOURITE KISS!


The wait is finally over, and the final book in The Winner's Trilogy, THE WINNER'S KISS, is here!!! In honour of this fantastic release, the publisher, Macmillan, has organized an interesting blog tour all about kisses! I'm so excited to be a part THE WINNING KISS Blog Tour! Readers are encouraged to share their favourite literary kisses, and dish on the kisses they hope to see in THE WINNER'S KISS! :D

First, here's a bit about THE WINNER'S KISS, and the fabulous author of this wonderful trilogy, Marie Rutkoski!
THE WINNER'S KISS
(THE WINNER'S TRILOGY #3) 
by Marie Rutkoski


On Sale March 29th, 2016
War has begun. Arin is in the thick of it with untrustworthy new allies and the empire as his enemy. Though he has convinced himself that he no longer loves Kestrel, Arin hasn’t forgotten her, or how she became exactly the kind of person he has always despised. She cared more for the empire than she did for the lives of innocent people—and certainly more than she did for him.

At least, that’s what he thinks.

In the frozen north, Kestrel is a prisoner in a brutal work camp. As she searches desperately for a way to escape, she wishes Arin could know what she sacrificed for him. She wishes she could make the empire pay for what they’ve done to her.

But no one gets what they want just by wishing.

As the war intensifies, both Kestrel and Arin discover that the world is changing. The East is pitted against the West, and they are caught in between. With so much to lose, can anybody really win?
About the Author

Marie Rutkoski is the author of The Kronos Chronicles, including The Cabinet of Wonders and The Celestial Globe. The Cabinet of Wonders, her debut novel, was named an Indie Next Kids’ List Great Read and a Bank Street Best Children’s Book of the Year, among other honors.

Rutkoski grew up in Bolingbrook, Illinois (a suburb of Chicago), as the oldest of four children. She attended the University of Iowa, where she took Writers’ Workshop classes and studied with Pulitzer Prize-winner James Alan McPherson. After graduating, she lived in Moscow and Prague. Upon receiving her Ph.D. from Harvard University, she held dual appointments as a lecturer there in both English and American Literature and Language, and History and Literature. Rutkoski is currently a professor at Brooklyn College, where she teaches Renaissance Drama, children’s literature and creative writing. She lives in New York City with her husband and cat.

Connect with Marie: Twitter | Facebook | Instagram | Pinterest | Website | Goodreads
 Now to the hard-hitting questions!!! I'm about to tell you all about my FAVOURITE literary kiss! ;)
What book is your favourite literary kiss in?
This is SUCH a tough question!! How do you pick just ONE literary kiss?! I'm a pretty big fangirl, so I swoon after A LOT of kisses and ship so many couples! But, if I'm forced to choose I'd have to go with City of Bones by Cassandra Clare!
Who is kissing?
Jace & Clary 
Why is it your favourite?
I've always been a reader, but I wasn't always as prolific as I am now, and back when I first read City of Bones, I was just getting hooked on reading like crazy. I've definitely read kisses that have made me swoon, fangirl, and get all giddy since reading CoB, but no kiss has really stuck with me quite like that one! Jace and Clary's first kiss gave me butterflies, and I've been hardcore shipping them ever since that epic midnight garden kiss...their kisses only got better after that, but that first one had me HOOKED!
Bonus question:
What kiss do you hope will occur in Marie Rutkoski's The Winner's Kiss?

Well...I'm a major shipper of Arin and Kestrel, so it's pretty easy for me to pick who I want to kiss in THE WINNER'S KISS. :P Ever since THE WINNER'S CRIME, I've been DESPERATELY waiting for an absolutely epic kiss between Arin and Kestrel!!! I don't care when, where, or why...I want kisses! Seriously...lots of them! ;)
You can find the full schedule and follow the entire Macmillian THE WINNING KISS Blog Tour, here: http://fiercereadsya.tumblr.com/post/136882501433/the-winning-kiss.

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I was lucky enough to get an egalley of The Winner's Kiss through Netgalley...and I just have to say that I was definitely satisfied with the kisses in it. ;)

There are only a few more weeks until the book's official release day on March 29th!
I can't wait to get a finished copy of it. Who else is excited for The Winner's Kiss? 

And what's your favourite literary kiss? 
Feel free to share in a comment, or to create your own post! 

Make sure to share the link if you post though so we can all see it, and share your own winning kisses on social media using the hashtag #TheWinnersKiss!

Friday, March 4, 2016

Review: The Winner's Kiss (The Winner's Trilogy #3) by Marie Rutkoski

Source: Received an egalley from the publisher for an honest review.
Publisher: Farrar Straus & Giroux
Release Date: March 29, 2016
Number of Pages: 352 (Hardcover)


Description from Goodreads:
War has begun. Arin is in the thick of it, with the East as his ally and the empire as his enemy. He’s finally managed to dismiss the memory of Kestrel, even if he can’t quite forget her. Kestrel turned into someone he could no longer recognize: someone who cared more for the empire than for the lives of innocent people—and certainly more than she cared for him. At least, that’s what he thinks.

But far north lies a work camp where Kestrel is a prisoner. Can she manage to escape before she loses herself? As the war intensifies, both Kestrel and Arin discover unexpected roles in battle, terrible secrets, and a fragile hope. The world is changing. The East is pitted against the West, and Kestrel and Arin are caught between. In a game like this, can anybody really win?
I've been hooked on The Winner's Trilogy since I first read The Winner's Curse back when it released...and The Winner's Kiss was no exception! My immediate reaction upon finishing it was stunned silence. I try not to make predictions before finishing trilogies or series, but nothing that I could have predicted would've prepared me for The Winner's Kiss. It was heart-wrenching, wonderful, and far greater than anything that I could've possibly imagined!

It was absolutely spectacular returning to Kestrel and Arin's story....it felt like torture waiting for it, but it was well worth the wait! From the very first page of The Winner's Kiss right until the very last, I was riveted! It made me anxious, it made me laugh, it made me smile, it made me cry...it made me feel so much, and it was amazing!!!! If you're already a fan of The Winner's Trilogy, I'm absolutely positive that you with love this book and that you won't be disappointed. While it does have moments that will mess with your heartstrings, it will leave you completely satisfied! I've been let down by the final books in trilogies before, but The Winner's Kiss was PERFECT!

It's too easy to accidentally post spoilers once you review the last book in the trilogy, so I'll just say that I loved the story! It was complex, well-developed and all of my questions have been answered! I've been recommending this trilogy right from the start, but now that I've read The Winner's Kiss and absolutely loved it, I want to recommend it even more!! The Winner's Trilogy is an absolute favourite of mine. It's packed full of amazing, strong characters. The world-building is intriguing, breathtaking, and it comes to life as you read the page. And the story...the story is an adventure that you will be glad you took!

I'd gladly recommend The Winner's Kiss, and the entire Winner's Trilogy to anyone who loves fantasy series that have a bit of a historical/medieval feel to them, especially if you love smart, headstrong heroines and determined heroes! Oooh and forbidden love, too. ;) If you decide to read this trilogy, I hope you love it as much as I do, and if you're eagerly awaiting The Winner's Kiss, trust me⎯it was well worth the wait!

What do you think?
Have you already started reading The Winner's Trilogy?
Do you want to?

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Review: The Winner's Crime (The Winner's Trilogy #2) by Marie Rutkoski

Source: Received an egalley from the publisher for an honest review.
Publisher: Farrar Straus Giroux
Release Date: Already Released!
Number of Pages: 402 (Hardcover)

Description from Goodreads:
Following your heart can be a crime

A royal wedding 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?

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.

  Sometimes when you read a trilogy, the middle book falls a bit flat compared to the first book, but The Winner's Crime doesn't do that at all! It sucks you right back into Arin and Kestrel's world and it doesn't let you go until the very last page!

After the dramatic events of The Winner's Curse, I was extremely eager to start reading The Winner's Crime. Just like the first book, it was an extremely addictive read, and I pretty much kept reading until I was finished. The scenery changes a little bit in this one, and there is a lot going on, but I still really loved both Arin and Kestrel. I wanted to knock their heads together every once in a while, but I still absolutely loved this book!
  
The Winner's Crime is extremely intense! It still has the whole forbidden romance element going on, but it's completely different than it was in The Winner's Curse. And The political stakes and military plots are much fiercer! Kestrel and Arin are both making nuanced moves behind the scenes like a high-stake game of Sting! I'm not going to say anything else because it would be far too easy to spoil this book, but it's intense and it definitely isn't one of those sequels where nothing actually happens. This book is action packed...and when you finish, you will be DESPERATE for The Winner's Kiss!

Overall, The Winner's Crime was the perfect follow-up to The Winner's Curse! If you haven't started reading The Winner's Trilogy yet, I highly recommend it! It's intense with fantastic, dynamic main characters!! 



What do you think? 
Have you started The Winner's Trilogy yet? 

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Cover Catch-Up (25): Matching Titles & Covers!

In "Cover Catch-Up" I share some covers that have either been recently revealed, or that I've just found and really wanted to share. 

Today I've got some absolutely GORGEOUS covers to share with you all! Ones for a high-fantasy retelling and the other for dystopian novel!


The first cover that I have to share is for KINGDOM OF ASH & BRIARS by Hannah West!

Kingdom of Ash & Briars by Hannah West
Publisher: Holiday House, Inc.
Release Date: September 1, 2016

Description:
Bristal, a sixteen-year-old kitchen maid, lands in a fairy tale gone wrong when she discovers she has elicromancer magic in her blood. Elicromancers are an ancient breed of immortal people, but only two remain in Nissera after a bloody civil war. Bristal joins the ranks of Brack and Tamarice without knowing that one of them has a dark secret . . . Tamarice is plotting a quest to overthrow the realm’s nobility and take charge herself. Together, Bristal and Brack must guard the three kingdoms of Nissera against Tamarice’s black elicromancy. There are cursed princesses to protect, royal alliances to forge and fierce monsters to battle—all with the hope of preserving peace.

Building on homages to Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, Jane Austen’s Emma and the Chinese legend of Hua Mulan, Hannah West makes a spectacular and wholly original debut.


I absolutely LOVE this cover! It's so pretty! I love the trees, the sky, the silhouette, and the galaxy-filled shadow...seriously I love every single element of this cover. It's breathtaking! I also love that the title seems to fit perfectly with the cover. And I just love the sound of this book in general⎯it's definitely on my to-read list!



The second cover is for METALTOWN by Kristen Simmons!

Metaltown by Kristen Simmons
Publisher: Tor Teen
Release Date: September 20, 2016

Description:
Metaltown, where factories rule, food is scarce, and hope is in short supply.

The rules of Metaltown are simple: Work hard, keep your head down, and watch your back. You look out for number one, and no one knows that better than Ty. She’s been surviving on the factory line as long as she can remember. But now Ty has Colin. She’s no longer alone; it’s the two of them against the world. That’s something even a town this brutal can’t take away from her. Until it does.

Lena’s future depends on her family’s factory, a beast that demands a ruthless master, and Lena is prepared to be as ruthless as it takes if it means finally proving herself to her father. But when a chance encounter with Colin, a dreamer despite his circumstances, exposes Lena to the consequences of her actions, she’ll risk everything to do what’s right.

In Lena, Ty sees an heiress with a chip on her shoulder. Colin sees something more. In a world of disease and war, tragedy and betrayal, allies and enemies, all three of them must learn that challenging what they thought was true can change all the rules.

An enthralling story of friendship and rebellion, Metaltown will have you believing in the power of hope.
I still somehow haven't read any of Kristen Simmons books, but I really want to! And now that I've read an excerpt of Metaltown and that I've seen this beautiful cover, I definitely can't wait to read this one. I love that just like the cover for Kingdom of Ash & Briars, Metaltown's cover seems to perfectly fit the book! And I really love the steampunk elements of this cover! :D



What do you think?
Do you like these covers, too?

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Review: The Winner's Curse (The Winner's Trilogy #1) by Marie Rutkoski

Source: Received an egalley from the publisher for an honest review.
Publisher: Farrar Straus Giroux
Release Date: Already Released!
Number of Pages: 355 (Hardcover)


Description from Goodreads:
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 by Marie Rutkoski 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.
I meant to post this full review a long time ago, so with the final book in the trilogy right around the corner, here it finally is!

Right from the very first page of THE WINNER'S CURSE, I was hooked! The world-building, the characters, the story, and writing were all absolutely wonderful, and I loved every single moment! I loved the chemistry between the main characters, Arin and Kestrel! I loved it all so much and I thought it was amazing!

I loved Kestrel right away, and as soon as Arin was introduced, I was completely intrigued. They're extremely strong characters, and they complement one another perfectly. I loved that they were both willing to fight for what they believe in and they never stopped trying to protect their loved ones. I also loved the chemistry between Arin and Kestrel! I won't lie, I love it when books have a romantic element, so I thoroughly enjoyed the romance in The Winner's Curse, but I also really loved that the romance fit so well into the narrative. It provides a dimension to both Arin's and Kestrel's character, and as they grow closer, they open up and we learn so much more about both of them.

Along with the fantastic characters, the world-building is superb! I loved learning more about Kestrel and Arin's world, and the dynamics between the different countries was extremely interesting. While on the surface, the story might seem to focus on the forbidden romance between Arin and Kestrel, it's so much bigger than that. It encompasses a growing rebellion, political tensions, family legacies, and the difficulty in choosing your own path in life.

Overall, I LOVED The Winner's Curse. I loved the story, the world-building, the chemistry between the characters⎯absolutely EVERYTHING! If you like fantasy books with historical elements and some good ol' forbidden romance then you will LOVE this trilogy!



What do you think?
Have you started The Winner's Trilogy yet?