Title: The Winner's Curse
Author: Marie Rutkoski
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
Pub Date: 03/04/14
Top 25: No
Convince us to read the book: This book's setting was fabulously created. It was believable and fantastically. Kestrel was a great character. She seems completely normal at first but as the book moves on she becomes much more than a normal girl. She becomes a young girl falling in love with the wrong person. The dialogue was well written and good.
Memorable or Forgettable: The general plot wasn't a super original idea, but the lead up to the plot was very unique and great. I felt all the characters were revealed as the book went on.
Cover: The cover was a great hook and beautiful. It didn't have a ton to do with the contents but still great.
Age Range: 12 through 15
Quality: 4Q Better than most
Popularity: 4P Broad general teen appeal
tags: fantasy / romance / ya lit