Wednesday, 4 November 2015

Waiting on Wednesday: The Winner's Kiss by Marie Rutkoski

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases we're eagerly longing for and anticipating!

My choice is The Winner's Kiss (The Winner's Trilogy #3) by Marie Rutkoski!

War has begun. Arin is in the thick of it, with the East as his ally and the empire as his enemy. He’s finally managed to dismiss the memory of Kestrel, even if he can’t quite forget her. Kestrel turned into someone he could no longer recognize: someone who cared more for the empire than for the lives of innocent people—and certainly more than she cared for him. At least, that’s what he thinks. 
But far north lies a work camp where Kestrel is a prisoner. Can she manage to escape before she loses herself? As the war intensifies, both Kestrel and Arin discover unexpected roles in battle, terrible secrets, and a fragile hope. The world is changing. The East is pitted against the West, and Kestrel and Arin are caught between. In a game like this, can anybody really win?

Date of Publication: 1 March 2016

YESSSS! I loved both books in this series and I cannot wait for more! The first book made my heart skip a beat and the second took my breath away. Arin and Kestrel's relationship is so complex, beautiful, scarred and undeniable that I can't help but feel wholly invested in them. It's the last book in the trilogy so I need Kestrel and Arin to be together but whatever the outcome, I know the journey is going to be unexpected and perfect.

There are so many miscommunications that hinder their relationship from being fully realised and I'm one step away from jumping into this book and making them finally kiss. When a book like this comes along all I can do is anxiously wait for it to come out. But at the same time, I don't want this series to end... I love it too much. If you haven't read this series then I strongly recommend it if you love reading books with characters that are so well-written than they become pieces of art, romance, political intrigue and power plays.

Thank you for reading!
What's your Waiting on Wednesday?:)


  1. Oh, god yes. I can't wait to read this! Amazing pick. Thanks for sharing, and happy Wednesday. :)
    Here's my WoW

  2. omg did not read the blurb because I don't wanna be spoiled! :D

  3. I just got the first book (though I haven't read it yet) and am so excited for the series! Also, those covers, am I right?!

  4. I really want to read this one! I'm sure it'll hurt my heart though xD

    Rachel @ A Perfection Called Books

  5. Ahhhh I need to start this series pronto! So many of my friends have recommended it to me, warning me how wonderful yet painful the ship is haa. Not to mention how gorgeous the covers are *heart eyes* Great pick!

  6. Yaaasss, I cannot wait to read this book! The wait has been too long! I hope you enjoy this book when you read it!

    Have a fabulous week. :)

    Check out my WoW post!