Friday, March 6, 2015
Review: Winner's Crime by Marie Rutkoski
Release Date: March 3rd, 2015
Publisher: Farrar Straus Giroux
Rating: 5 STARS
Book two of the dazzling Winner's Trilogy is a fight to the death as Kestrel risks betrayal of country for love.
The engagement of Lady Kestrel to Valoria’s crown prince means one celebration after another. But to Kestrel it means living in a cage of her own making. As the wedding approaches, she aches to tell Arin the truth about her engagement…if she could only trust him. Yet can she even trust herself? For—unknown to Arin—Kestrel is becoming a skilled practitioner of deceit: an anonymous spy passing information to Herran, and close to uncovering a shocking secret.
As Arin enlists dangerous allies in the struggle to keep his country’s freedom, he can’t fight the suspicion that Kestrel knows more than she shows. In the end, it might not be a dagger in the dark that cuts him open, but the truth. And when that happens, Kestrel and Arin learn just how much their crimes will cost them.
SO! I'm going to move on or else I will be trapped in a pitfall of emotions...KESTREL! Yeah...her, we left Kestrel in an interesting place last time. She holds all the cards in a game she can't quiet see clearly but feels secure thinking that those cards are hers to use and know alone. I have a very love/hate relationship with Kestrel. I love her because she's smart and witty and courageous and amazing and she tries to be so selfless (when it comes to Arin at least). But then at the same time she's such an IDIOT and indecisive and she put herself and Arin through this and ugh. And yet I still love her because she's actually really amazing. So there. Honestly, in this book she does get a little annoying but she makes up for it I swear!!
I can't even talk to you about Arin. HE SO SMART AND AMAZING AND YET AGAIN, LIKE KESTREL, IS A COMPLETE DUMBASS AND UGH! JUST UGH! I can't even get into this. I'm sorry but I honestly would not be able to stop myself from spoiling everything. UGH! He's just so god damn trusting! Gah! GAH I tell you! GAH! (I really hope I'm not the only one who feels this way...)
I basically spent this entire book groaning in emotional pain, dying from an overload of everything, and getting really, really worked up about the plot, and the characters. At one point when I was home (why am I admitting this? I don't know) I needed to talk to someone about it but I had no one who it would't spoil/take forever to explain so I ended up talking to myself. I had to get Taherah to stop from flipping to the and spoiling it for myself (which I do when I'm too nervous or worked up about the plot) on multiple occasions. If you liked Winner's Curse or maybe even if you didn't I really do think you need to go out and find this book and read it. And on that note I'm going to go now, BYEEEEEEE!