The Winner's Curse
Kirkus Best Teen Books of the Year
Amazon.com Best Books of the Year
Bank Street Best Children's Book of the Year
Florida Teens Read Award Master List
CO Blue Spruce YA Book Award
Missouri Gateway Readers Award
They were never meant to be together. As a general's daughter, seventeen-year-old Kestrel enjoys an extravagant and privileged life. Arin has nothing but the clothes on his back. Then Kestrel makes an impulsive decision that binds Arin to her. Though they try to fight it, they can't help but fall in love. In order to be together, they must betray their people...but to be loyal to their country, they must betray each other.
Set in a new world, The Winner's Curse is a story of rebellion, duels, ballroom dances, wicked rumors, dirty secrets, and games where everything is at stake, and the gamble is whether you will keep your head or lose your heart.
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Rich characterization, exquisite worldbuilding and rock-solid storytelling make this a fantasy of unusual intelligence and depth.
A spellbinding first book in a trilogy about a pair of star-crossed lovers in a society marred by class warfare.
Every line in The Winner's Curse is beautifully written...I loved it. I want more.
New York Times Bestselling author of the Graceling Realm Books Full Review
A forbidden romance. The romance is heart stoppingly lovely and admittedly steamy...but the raising of stakes and the reluctance of the couple to give up their respective cause, even as they confess their love for each other, lends their relationship a complexity not often seen in the genre