Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday (69)

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine that allows bloggers to share which books we are most anticipating.
This week I am waiting on The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski (3/4/14):
Description on Goodreads:
In the tradition of Kristin Cashore and Cassandra Clare comes this brilliant, unputdownable, star-crossed romance about the curse of winning.

Seventeen-year-old Kestrel is an aristocratic citizen of Valoria, a vast empire that revels in war and enslaves those it conquers. Here, a girl like Kestrel has two choices: join the military or get married. Despite her skills in military strategy, Kestrel’s real passion is music. Which is why she feels compelled to buy Arin, a slave with a talent for singing, at auction. It’s not long before she finds herself falling in love with Arin, and he seems to feel the same for her. But Kestrel quickly learns that the price she paid for Arin is much higher than she ever could have imagined.

Set in a new world, The Winner’s Curse is a story of wicked rumors, dirty secrets, and games where everything is at stake, and the gamble is whether you will keep your head or lose your heart.
Why I’m Waiting:
So, how gorgeous is this cover? I can’t stop looking at the pretty dress. I really can’t. The book is already being compared to Cashore and Clare, and well, wow. Also, the story sounds super interesting. So, I’m not going to lie; it’s the cover that drew me in. However, I have a feeling the story will win me over too.
What are you waiting on this week?

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