Author: Marie Rutkoski

Book Review: The Winner’s Kiss (The Winner’s Trilogy) by Marie Rutkoski

Book Review: The Winner’s Kiss (The Winner’s Trilogy) by Marie Rutkoski

“But it wasn’t simply withdrawal, either, that racked her limbs. It was grief. It was the horror of someone who’d been dealt a winning hand had bet her life on the game, and then proceeded (deliberately?) to lose.” I’ve never made a secret of the fact that I’ve found the romance between Arin and Kestrel […]

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

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

Why I’m Waiting 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 […]

Book Review: The Winner’s Crime (The Winner’s Trilogy) by Marie Rutkoski

Book Review: The Winner’s Crime (The Winner’s Trilogy) by Marie Rutkoski

“Sometimes you think you want something,” Arin told him, “when in reality you need to let it go.”  ― Marie Rutkoski, The Winner’s Crime The Good…: The second novel in Marie Rutkoski’s The Winners Series, The Winners Crime, is a stronger entry then the first novel. The political intrigue is more intricate, and it’s easy to feel […]

Book Review: The Winner’s Curse (The Winner’s Trilogy) by Marie Rutkoski

Book Review: The Winner’s Curse (The Winner’s Trilogy) by Marie Rutkoski

“Isn’t that what stories do, make real things fake, and fake things real?”  ― Marie Rutkoski, The Winner’s Curse The Good…: Marie Rutkoski’s novel, The Winner’s Curse, is a very interesting novel, that feels both historical and futuristic at the same time. Set in some imaginary land and time, those with great strategic ability seem to hold the […]