Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Waiting On Wednesday (40)

Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill @ Breaking the Spine. This is a once-a-week look at the book(s) I am anxiously awaiting release.

"The Winner's Curse" by Marie Ruthkoski

This book is to be released March 4th, 2014. It is a stand-alone novel.

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.

I really hope this doesn't turn out to be like another book about buying slaves where polygamy was encouraged. Can't place the name of the book, but I did not like it. That is the sort of feel I get from this synopsis but my fingers are crossed that it doesn't come to be like that. I am dying to read some sort of futuristic world that revolves around the arts. This one sounds like just that. I am anxiously awaiting March 4th now.

What are you "Waiting On" this Wednesday?