Tuesday, February 10, 2015

#TheWinnersTrilogy Read-Along + Giveaway: Week Two


The Winner's Curse Read-Along
February 3rd - Chapters 1 - 10 (Catch up HERE!)
February 10th - Chapters 11 - 20
February 17th - Chapters 21 - 30
February 24th - Chapters 31 - 42

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Chapters 11-20: My *SPOILER-FREE* Thoughts...

The games continue and Kestral and Arin continue to grow closer. Though there is an innocence to their association, there is also a deep underlying pull towards one another that hints at the forbidden feelings within them.

Their association is not well hidden and rumors are beginning that can hurt them both, individually and in what they stand for.

An unexpected turn of events and Kestral is thrust into an impossible situation that challenges and illustrates her bravery, her cunning. Her loyalty and also her youth.

This is where we stop for today in terms of my thoughts....but I CANNOT stop here! The danger! The intrigue! Until next week, dear friends. Now shhh....I'm going to dive back in.

P.S. Spoiler-free thoughts are so so difficult, so please excuse my vague stream of consciousness!


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.

Set in a richly imagined new world, The Winner's Curse is a story of deadly games where everything is at stake, and the gamble is whether you will keep your head or lose your heart.

Book two of the dazzling Winner's Trilogy is a fight to the death as Kestrel risks betrayal of country for love.

The engagement of Lady Kestrel to Valoria’s crown prince means one celebration after another. But to Kestrel it means living in a cage of her own making. As the wedding approaches, she aches to tell Arin the truth about her engagement…if she could only trust him. Yet can she even trust herself? For—unknown to Arin—Kestrel is becoming a skilled practitioner of deceit: an anonymous spy passing information to Herran, and close to uncovering a shocking secret.

As Arin enlists dangerous allies in the struggle to keep his country’s freedom, he can’t fight the suspicion that Kestrel knows more than she shows. In the end, it might not be a dagger in the dark that cuts him open, but the truth. And when that happens, Kestrel and Arin learn just how much their crimes will cost them.

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all the best, dear readers!


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  2. *sighs* I looooove this series, have a great time reading it ya'll

  3. Have fun reading! I can't wait wait until release day!