The Winner's Crime

The Winner's Crime

A Novel

eBook - 2015
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The engagement of Lady Kestrel to Valoria's crown prince is the event of a lifetime, but to Kestrel it means living in a cage of her own making, so as she aches to tell the truth about her engagement, she becomes a skilled practitioner of deceit and as a spy passes information and gets close to uncovering a shocking secret.
Publisher: [S.l.] : Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR), 2015
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780374384715
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: 3M Cloud Library

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mightyminnie
Feb 18, 2017

Annoyingly wonderful..

AL_LESLEY Nov 10, 2016

I had a feeling at the end of The Winner's Curse that the next one would be better and it was! The long introductions are over and the true conflict begins. Rutkoski's writing is great 3 1/2 stars to this and I have another feeling that the third one will get 4 stars.

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Blue_Crow_2
Dec 01, 2015

OMFG LIVED UP TO ALL MY EXPECTATIONS AND MORE.

LOVE THE FIRST, LOVE THE SECOND, WILL LOVE THE THIRD. READ THIS

Ok but real review: Rutkoski continues her story. She doesn't lose momentum or her reader's interest. What attracted me in her first book were Kestrel and Arin's intelligence, competence, and complete development, and none of that is lost in the second book. Rather, it's proved further. I love that they're BOTH smart, and BOTH competent, and both developed so thoroughly. Their emotions are real and well-explained, and therefore extremely relatable so I felt connected with the characters. There were times when Rutkoski gets a little too carried away with the metaphors, but I love it. Very interesting. This series is pretty much up there with Maas's Throne of Glass.

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tlv2
Oct 01, 2015

This book was so good! It was a page turner that I could hardly stop reading. I really enjoyed The Winner's Curse, but this was so much better! The just trudged my way through The Court of Fives (not sure why I even finished it), so this was like a breath of fresh air. It is so well-written with characters that captivate you and a clever, page-turning plot. Definitely one of my favorite books read this year. If you like historical-fiction/dystopian books you'll enjoy this series!

Kereesa Jun 30, 2015

This series makes me cry. Enough said, I think.

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wishfxly
Jun 20, 2015

Beautiful. It grows and improves on the first book. I definitely recommend.

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Lotte_
Apr 18, 2015

brilliant sequel, love this series :)

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nidofito
Mar 10, 2015

Its a subtlety tense book with twists and secrets slowly being revealed with the certainty of the moment when Kestrel's lies will catch up to her. Only left to wonder is in what form and what will be consequences afterwards. Because as much of an intelligent person Kestrel was (and by God she was amazing performing her roles under such tyranny) she was a new player in a game being played by veterans. Towards the end, it became more of a waiting game than anything else and it took only one last mistake to bring it all down.

All in all, a really nice sequel to The Winner's Curse and I can't wait to read how it all ends in the final book.

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wishfxly
Jun 23, 2015

Someone was coming through the velvet.

He was pulling it wide, he was stepping onto Kestrel’s balcony—close, closer still as she turned and the curtain swayed, then stopped. He pinned the velvet against frame. He held the sweep of it high, at the level of his gray eyes, which were silver in the shadows.

He was here. He had come.

Arin.

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wishfxly
Jun 23, 2015

She turned to look at him, and he was already looking at her. “I’m going to miss you when I wake up,” she whispered, because she realized that she must have fallen asleep under the sun. Arin was too real for her imagination. He was a dream.
“Don’t wake up,” he said.

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wishfxly
Jun 23, 2015

wishfxly thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 12 and 30

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