The Winner’s Crime – Marie Rutkoski

winner's crimeThe sequel to The Winner’s Curse is almost what I’d hoped for.  I’d hope that Arin and Kestrel would have a future together, but that would make for a rather dull book.  Of course there are misunderstandings and hurt feelings and betrayals all around.  Attempted assassination attempts on Arin and an impending forced marriage for Kestrel punctuate the plot.  There is much to tell about this book, but I am reluctant to give away too much for those who did not read the first book.  The cruel Valorian dictator that knows exactly how to hurt and compromise the strongest individual, shades this book dark and almost brooding.  I am very much looking forward to the final book in the trilogy.  Highly recommend.

eGalley review                            Publication date 3.3.15

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