Title: The Winner’s Kiss
Author: Marie Rutkoski
Release Date: March 24th, 2016
I received this book free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review, this does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review in any way.
The Winner’s Crime had an oh my gosh cliffhanger, it left me with so many feels that I had to try and sort out! All I wanted from The Winner’s Kiss was some sort of resolution! Obviously I wanted Arin and Kestrel together, but it got to the point where I just wanted Arin to stop hating and denying his love for Kestrel, and Kestrel to get out of the work camp.
Because yes, Kestrel is in a work camp, where she is drugged into a shadow of her former self. And for anyone who’s read the previous books you’ll know that Kestrel is witty and intelligent, while not capable in battle she uses her intelligence and brain to outwit her opponents. This makes her a really interesting character, the political intrigue within all of the books within the trilogy makes them highly enjoyable, and there’s always an element of what the hell is going to happen next.
The Winner’s Kiss is a low fantasy, there isn’t magic or fae like some fantasies that I’ve read, but the relationships and the world building in these books are just something else! Throughout all three of the books Marie Rutkoski has crafted a vivid world, and I’m not sure I’m ready for the series to be over!
Arin and Kestrel are possibly my favourite OTP of all time, and I think it’s safe to say that I ship them!! My love for The Winner’s Trilogy has had me telling everyone left, right and centre to read these books! It’s got to the point I hands down want to play Kestrel in any adaptation (a girl can dream!)
In my opinion The Winner’s Kiss was the perfect end to the trilogy, everything got wrapped up and I was not disappointed by this fantastic conclusion!
Have you read any of the books in the series? Let me know what you thought in the comments!
‘The Winner’s Kiss’ by Marie Rutkoski
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So far The Winner’s Crime lives up to my expectations and the first book. So that’s a big deal, how often do you start the second or third book in a series just to be completely underwhelmed? Marie Rutkoski is continuing to blow me away.
The writing is once again incredible, I love the world building and the character descriptions. There has been some serious swoonage and I’m only 37% into the book!
I could go on and on about my love for Kestrel and Arin, because I do love them. They just need to finally get together, but how?!
I am going to devour The Winner’s Crime, so expect a review early next week.
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