Tuesday 27 August 2013

Waiting on Wednesday (9)

Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Breaking the Spine

Publication Date: March 4, 2014

In the tradition of Kristin Cashore and Cassandra Clare comes this brilliant, unputdownable, star-crossed romance about the curse of winning.

Seventeen-year-old Kestrel is an aristocratic citizen of Valoria, a vast empire that revels in war and enslaves those it conquers. Here, a girl like Kestrel has two choices: join the military or get married. Despite her skills in military strategy, Kestrel’s real passion is music.Which is why she feels compelled to buy Arin, a slave with a talent for singing, at auction. It’s not long before she finds herself falling in love with Arin, and he seems to feel the same for her. But Kestrel quickly learns that the price she paid for Arin is much higher than she ever could have imagined.

Set in a new world, The Winner’s Curse is a story of wicked rumors, dirty secrets, and games where everything is at stake, and the gamble is whether you will keep your head or lose your heart.

One word. Breathtaking. I don't think I've seen such a beautiful cover ever since I laid eyes on The Selection. I just love the dress especially the colour. But I'm hoping this book isn't just a pretty book. I hope the cover is just as great as in what's inside. Aside from the cover, anything that has star-crossed or forbidden love mentioned in the synopsis, I'm all up for it.

Oh yeah, did you notice that the model was holding the R? I didn't catch that at first.



  1. Love the cover! Sounds like a good book, thanks for sharing:)

    Here's my WoW

  2. Sounds interesting! It's a very popular pick today... I hope you enjoy reading it when it comes out.
    Come check out my WOW post.

  3. the first time i saw this cover i just sat and stared. it is GORGEOUS!! this is how a "cover with a dress" should be done: interesting and unique.

    hope you can stop by my WoW.

    -michelle @ Michelle & Leslie's Book Picks

  4. Oh, this is the second time I've seen this one today--it's a popular pick! And look at that GORGEOUS cover:)

    my WoW

  5. What a beautiful cover. This one is also on my TBR list. Thanks for sharing :)

    My WOW: http://www.bookythoughtsandme.com/waiting-wednesday-16-things-i-thought-were-true/

  6. I cannot wait to read this book as well! Kristin Cashore is mentioned - and I love all of her books. I'm thrilled that it's historical fiction. I'm said that most of Macmillan's imprints don't send me ARCs - but that's okay! I'll just wait the long... dreaded... wait ;)

    Thanks for visiting my blog!

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

  7. This is the first time I have heard of this book. Sounds interesting. Thanks for sharing. Thanks for stopping by.
    My WoW

  8. That cover IS killer, I love how she's got her hands on the words and also that dress is stunning. I definitely want to read this too!! Thanks a bunch for stopping by :D

  9. Really looking forward this. I love her book The Shadow Society and adore the cover :-)

    Safari Poet

  10. This book must be something....this is the FIFTH blog featuring it. :)

    I don't have a WOW post of my own, but I am looking forward to reading THE WIFE, THE MAID, and THE MISTRESS.

    THANKS for sharing. Nice blog.

    Silver's Reviews
    My Blog

  11. Ohhh, this sounds really good! I really do love that cover. I especially like the angle the photo was taken. Makes her dress even more pretty looking! I'll have to add this to my TBR list. Thanks for sharing!

    Christine @ The Bookish Daydreamer

  12. This is the second time I've seen this today! It has a beautiful cover and sounds very interesting. Here's my WoW link if you'd like to check it out: http://armywife2310.wordpress.com/2013/08/28/waiting-on-wednesday-3-champion/

  13. Oh, I don't believe that this book has crossed my path yet! I will definitely be adding it to my to-read list. :) Thanks for sharing!

  14. Breathtaking is right! Love it! Thanks for sharing =)

  15. I love this cover. <3 Seems like an awesome book :D Great pick ;)
    Thank you for commenting on my blog a few weeks ago. <3
    Love, Carina @ Carina's Books

  16. This is a popular pick this week, and I think everyone is going to be lusting after this book when it comes out.

    I didn't notice the R until you mentioned it!

    Stephanie @ Inspiring Insomnia