Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Teaser Tuesday: The Winner's Curse by Marie Rutkoski

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
Share the title and author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

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.

But she had forgotten that it was her father who had taught her that game.
This week my teaser comes from 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:
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.


  1. I've seen this one around, but I'm not sure I will read it. IT sounds pretty good, but just not for me.....right now.
    Thanks for stopping by.

  2. This teaser raised my interest. Thanks again for stopping by.

    Maya @ Love Bites and Silk

  3. This sounds really interesting! Although I feel like the cover and the story aren't related at all! I hope you enjoy reading it! Thanks for sharing :)
    My Teaser
    Juli @ Universe in Words

  4. Interesting teaser! Have been seeing a lot of this one around lately! Hope you're enjoying it!

    Here's my Tuesday post

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  5. I like the way it came wrapped and a dagger. Thanks for visiting.

  6. I feel like I don't know enough.... I just kinda went, hmmm.


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