Waiting on Wednesday: The Winner’s Kiss (The Winner’s Trilogy #3)

Posted May 20, 2015 by @Angelized_1st in Books, Entertainment, Memes, Waiting on Wednesday / 0 Comments

Waiting on Wednesday: The Winner’s Kiss (The Winner’s Trilogy #3)The Winner's Kiss by Marie Rutkoski
Series: The Winner's Trilogy,
Published by Farrar Straus & Giroux on March 1st 2016
Genres: Action & Adventure, Dystopian, Fantasy & Magic, Love & Romance, Young Adult
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 0374384738
Buy on: AmazonBarnes & Noble

War has begun. Arin is in the thick of it, with the East as his ally and the empire as his enemy. He’s finally managed to dismiss the memory of Kestrel, even if he can’t quite forget her. Kestrel turned into someone he could no longer recognize: someone who cared more for the empire than for the lives of innocent people—and certainly more than she cared for him. At least, that’s what he thinks.

But far north lies a work camp where Kestrel is a prisoner. Can she manage to escape before she loses herself? As the war intensifies, both Kestrel and Arin discover unexpected roles in battle, terrible secrets, and a fragile hope. The world is changing. The East is pitted against the West, and Kestrel and Arin are caught between. In a game like this, can anybody really win?

Why I’m Waiting

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I have a love/dislike relationship with Marie Rutkoski’s The Winner’s Trilogy. I like the idea of the story. I like Kestrel, Arin, and the other characters. I even love to hate the villains. What I don’t particularly love is how Kestrel and Arin refuse total to one another, yet get upset when their actions are misunderstood. It’s infuriating! However, something about this story keep me coming back, and I’ll definitely be back for the third and final novel, The Winner’s Kiss.

You’re probably wondering why after the introduction I just gave, but never fear, I’ll tell you. I’m interested in the idea that this high-born girl will be brought low, and according to the synopsis finally understand why Arin feels the way he does about their society. With the two on equal footing, maybe their understanding will grow to true communication, and these two crazy kids will finally realize just how made for each other they are. One can hope!

About Marie Rutkoski

Marie Rutkoski is the author of several novels for children and young adults, including The Winner’s Curse (March 2014). She grew up in Bolingbrook, Illinois as the oldest of four children and decided early on that she was Someone Who Loved Books.

After attending the University of Iowa and living in Moscow and Prague, she studied Shakespeare at Harvard University, where she honed her skill in referring to herself in the third person.

Marie is now a professor of English literature at Brooklyn College, where she teaches Renaissance drama, children’s literature, and fiction writing. New York City is her home, and she thinks there must be birds of prey living in Washington Square Park; she can see large, wheeling wings from the window where she sits and writes. Marie has two small sons who try very hard to make friends with the family cat, only to be snubbed for the dark quiet of a closet. Marie can tie a double figure-eight knot with her eyes closed. She’s learning how to play the violin. She’s a sucker for fancy tea, and her favorite dessert is crème brulée. Or maybe sticky toffee pudding. Tough call.


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