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Kestrel walked down the hall. The night before her father's return she had lain awake, seeing the three bee tiles behind her closed eyes, and Irex's knife, and her own. She had thought about how powerful she had felt in one situation, and how helpless in the other. She studied her life like a draw of Bee and Sting pieces. She believed she saw a clear line of play.The Winner's Curse by Marie Rutkoski. I got this highly anticipated ARC from Macmillan. It came in a cool slipcase held closed by a dagger! This fantasy and first book in a trilogy releases today. Here is the description:
But she had forgotten that it was her father who had taught her that game.
Winning what you want may cost you everything you love.
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 by Marie Rutkoski 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.