Today we are excited to participate in the week-long promo for the highly anticipated The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski. The Winner’s Curse is the first book in the Winner’s Trilogy, a young adult fantasy series. The book will be published on March 4, 2014 by Farrar, Straus & Giroux!
About the Book
The Winner’s Curse
by Marie Rutkoski
Release Date: March 4, 2014
Publisher: Farrar, Straus & Giroux
Genre: YA, Fantasy
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. But he, too, has a secret, and Kestrel quickly learns that the price she paid for a fellow human is much higher than she ever could have imagined.
Set in a richly imagined new world, The Winner’s Curse is a story of deadly games where everything is at stake, and the gamble is whether you will keep your head or lose your heart.
Check out the book trailer for The Winner’s Curse!
About the Author
Marie Rutkoski is the author of The Kronos Chronicles, including The Cabinet of Wonders and The Celestial Globe. The Cabinet of Wonders, her debut novel, was named an Indie Next Kids’ List Great Read and a Bank Street Best Children’s Book of the Year, among other honors.
Rutkoski grew up in Bolingbrook, Illinois (a suburb of Chicago), as the oldest of four children. She attended the University of Iowa, where she took Writers’ Workshop classes and studied with Pulitzer Prize-winner James Alant McPherson. After graduating, she lived in Moscow and Prague.
Upon receiving her Ph.D. from Harvard University, she held dual appointments as a lecturer there in both English and American Literature and Language, and History and Literature. Rutkoski is currently a professor at Brooklyn College, where she teaches Renaissance Drama, children’s literature and creative writing. She lives in New York City with her husband and cat.
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@GCReading will also be giving away random $5 gift cards throughout the week via twitter and Facebook. They will be picking winners via the hashtag #THEWINNERSCURSE.