Tuesday, February 17, 2015

#TheWinnersTrilogy Read-Along + Giveaway: Week Three


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

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Chapters 21-30: My *SPOILER-FREE* Thoughts...

I. I just can't even. SO much happens in this next section of chapters. I found the book taking unexpectedly delightful and horrifying turns, in the best possible way. This book is surprising me, which I find to be a rare treat in story telling these days.

There are betrayals and casualties. Tests of love and loyalty. Things happen that the characters may or may not be able to recover from. Things that *I* may not be able to recover from.

I fully intended to read 10 chapters a week during this read-along....but this book is just BEGGING to be devoured. So, off I go! You'll get to hear my thoughts on the next and FINAL set of chapters next week! Stay tuned!

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!


  1. Is this your first time reading it? ISNT IT AMAZING?!?! And OMG the carriage scene! Can't wait to see what you think of the rest!