Review: The Winner’s Crime by Marie Rutkoski

23276983The Winner’s Crime (The Winner’s Trilogy #2) by Marie Rutkoski
Publication Date:
March 12th 2015 by Bloomsbury Children’s (UK)
Rating: 4.5 Stars
Genre:
Young Adult, Fantasy, Romance.
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Goodreads | Amazon
Goodreads Summary
Lady Kestrel’s engagement to Valoria’s crown prince calls for great celebration: balls and performances, fireworks and revelry. But to Kestrel it means a cage of her own making. Embedded in the imperial court as a spy, she lives and breathes deceit and cannot confide in the one person she really longs to trust …

While Arin fights to keep his country’s freedom from the hands of his enemy, he suspects that Kestrel knows more than she shows. As Kestrel comes closer to uncovering a shocking secret, it might not be a dagger in the dark that cuts him open, but the truth.

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Waiting on Wednesday: Run Away With Me

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme, hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

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Run Away With Me by Mila Gray

Publication Date: November 28th 2017

Goodreads Summary
Emerson Lowe and popular ice-hockey player Jake McCallister have been best friends since third grade but just as their friendship starts to morph into something more, a terrible event occurs that heralds the end of innocence for both of them. Within a week, Jake’s living on the other side of the country and Emerson is left alone to pick up the pieces of her life in a small town determined to paint her as a liar.

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Top Ten Tuesday: Books Added to the TBR List

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and Bookish where we get a new topic for a top 10 list.

This week is all about the books recently added to my never ending tbr pile. I must admit I always forget to add books to the list on goodreads so for that reason I do a good job at forgetting which books I do plan on reading. For this week I’ve split this topic into two halves. The first will focus on the recent fantasy books added to the list while the second looks at the contemporary.

FANTASY

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May Wrap Up 2017

It only took 5 months but my reading mojo is back! May has been a blessing in disguise for me. I actually managed to read more than my average 2 books this month and I am over the moon with it. Who knew all it took was some heartache and sadness from the Winner’s Trilogy to snap me out of my slump. I have to say The Winner’s Trilogy has solidified its place as an all time favourite series. My heart suffered for it but the end result made it all worth it. After finishing that trilogy I really did not want to read another heavy book so I turned to Katie McGarry. Her books are addictive and the guys in her books are some of my favorite book boyfriends. So it’s safe to say I had a productive reading month.

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Waiting on Wednesday: The Art of Feeling

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme, hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

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The Art of Feeling by Laura Tims

Publication Date: August 15th 2017

Goodreads Summary
Since the car accident, Samantha Herring has been in pain, not only from her leg injury, but also from her mother’s death, which has devastated her family. After pushing away her friends, Sam has receded into a fog of depression.

But then Sam meets Eliot, a reckless loner with an attitude and an amazing secret—he can’t feel any pain. At first, Sam is jealous. But then she learns more about his medical condition…and his self-destructive tendencies. In fact, Eliot doesn’t seem to care about anything at all—except maybe Sam. As they grow closer, they begin to confront Sam’s painful memories of the accident—memories that may hold a startling truth about what really happened that day.


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Top Ten Tuesday: Most Anticipated 2017 Releases pt. 2.

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and Bookish where we get a new topic for a top 10 list.

Happy Tuesday everyone. This week we are talking about our most anticipated book releases for the second half of 2017. There are so many epic titles set to be unleashed to the world this year so narrowing down my top 10 was a challenge but I got there in the end.

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Review: The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski

9781408858202The Winner’s Curse (The Winner’s Trilogy #1) by Marie Rutkoski
Publication Date: July 3rd 2014 by Bloomsbury Childrens Books (UK)
Rating: 4 Stars
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Romance
Find: Goodreads | Amazon
Goodreads Summary
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.
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