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Thursday, April 9, 2015

Book Review: The Winner's Curse by Marie Rutkoski

The Winner's Curse (The Winner's Trilogy, #1)The Winner's Curse by Marie Rutkoski
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Book Review: The Winner's Curse

The story was well written. Whether it was sheer curiosity but I'm pretty sure the story flowed so well I couldn't stop reading until I realized it was 5AM!

Many things came to my mind as the book came to and end, when Krestel delivered Arin his choice of life or death for him and his people. Although it wasn't intended to turn out that way.

- did the general ever receive Krestel's letter? Did he fall for letter? Did it still indicated anything other than what she had said on the letter? Was that why the army was coming back as Krestel has guessed? Was the general with that crew?
- when the aristocrats were retrieved to back w Krestel, did she feel about it?
..did they also rescue her friend and all the sick n dying in the makeshift hospital?
..was her bff's bro and the other prisoners get rescued?
..what of the aristocrats like Krestel's bff's parents who went on vaca? Did they come back after all to Herran or straight to the capital?
..where all the rescued living the same or better or worse life than before the assault?
- how and when we're the Herran people sent as spies into the capital?
- has Krestel seen the Prince once she agreed to the King she would marry his son to save Herran?
..what exactly was Arin thinking when he let her escape to the Capitol

The General's place was luxurious nice. the Herrani people did live a good life. I wonder how their society would of been without Krestel's people. Would Krestel's people lived such a life without Herran?
The battle Krestel fought for Arin was a duel that is a too cruel but I'm glad she had a plan to win and the game she did.
I didn't find too much a resemblance between the story and The Bite and Sting game though there was many mentions of it.
Krestel's people sounded like savages who dressed like the Victorians.
People weren't born into slavery like these 'owners' seem to imply. I wished Krestel's bff had more of a better upbringing than thinking she's better than the rest. Privileged and the slaves were no attractive descriptions of a book I would of chosen to read. But the flow, the story line, the plot, the heart felt pains of being the protagonists and being there in their time was so surreal that it made me dive deep into the book.

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