Saturday 5 March 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!
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.

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 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:

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!


  1. I agree, City of Bones have some pretty intense kissing- the whole series really. I am pretty excited to read this one (I got it from Netgalley, but it's since expired). I can't wait for Arin and Kestrel's kisses! I'm waiting to read your review until I've read the book.

    1. I completely agree, Sara!!! :D I'm a huge fangirl for ALL of Cassie Clare's kissing scenes! haha I think I' love CoB so much just because it's where I started reading the series started it all for me! :D Ahh, I'm sad that your copy expired!!! Not too long to wait for the book now though at least...the end of March will be here before we know it! They're good kisses...that's all I'm saying! haha I'm the same way! The only way I typically read a review before I've read a book is if it's a book I need to be convinced about. :P

  2. I almost picked this one too! Jace and Clary is definitely one of my fave literary pair :D


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