Title: The Winner’s Curse
Author: Marie Rutkoski
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy
Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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.
Okay, I’ve seen a lot of mixed reviews about this, but I gotta tell you, I LOVED it. The writing was exceptional throughout, though the storyline was a little tame in the first half, but it did quickly get a whole lot more complex in the second. I would definetly recommend this, I can’t wait till The Winner’s Crime comes out!