BooksInNeed, with a book that I just finished about how winning is not always a gain…
The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski
Kestrel wanted more that the two choices she was given: to marry, or to join the military. Being the seventeen year old daughter of a general, nobody knows what Kestrel is going to choose. Truthfully, she has another choice. When in the market with her friend, they get lost and turn up at an auction. The slave on sale is nothing Kestrel ever saw, kind, and supposedly could sing and was instrumental. She bought him immediately, for a price that was larger than supposed for a slave. Which leaves her wondering, was the price she paid accurate for a slave? As it turns out, Arin, the slave, is more than she could imagine. What Kestrel doesn’t know is that she was supposed to buy Arin that day, for reasons that were going to bring down Kestrel and her empire for good. Kestrel and Arin are slowly coming together to notice that there is something larger than them is forming. An attack happens, forcing Arin to reveal who he really is, and takes Kestrel as hostage for the incoming war between all of them. Will Kestrel survive, or will Arin manage to change her for good?
Winning what you want may cost you everything you love…
Thank you, Marie Rutkoski for showing me that you can have love for somebody you don’t trust, even when they admit their fails.
The Winner’s Curse is one of the most confusing books I have ever read, because of the storyline and how it changes how the characters feel and think.