The Friday 56, #10: The Winner’s Curse

The Friday 56The Friday 56 is a weekly blog meme hosted by Freda’s Voice. Join in every Friday, the rules are simple.


*Grab a book, any book.

*Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader.

*Find any sentence (or a few, just don’t spoil it) that grab you.

*Post it.

*Add your (url) post here in Linky. Add the post url, not your blog url. It’s that simple.

The Winner's Curse by Marie Rutkoski

“Arin looked bored. Of course he would, as someone with no understanding of the Valorian conversation. Yet Kestrel suspected he would look the same way even if he were following everything said.

And she thought that he was.

The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski has one of the strongest protagonist’s I’ve ever come across and has quickly become one of my favorite reads.

From my review:

“The Valorians are a proud people, gifted in warfare and victors of many battles. A decade after ceasing the land inhabited by the Heranni people as a spoil of war and enslaving the survivors, the Valorians enjoy an affluent lifestyle secured by their military prowess. Kestrel, the daughter of famed General Trajan, has little interest in following in her father’s footsteps despite his insistent urging. When Kestrel makes a rash decision and purchases the unruly slave, Arin, she has no idea how her life will change. Kestrel tries to make sense of the pull she feels toward him, but Arin is no ordinary slave and the secret he carries threatens to shatter Kestrel’s entire world.” Read my full review here.



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