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February 3rd - Chapters 1 - 10
February 10th - Chapters 11 - 20
February 17th - Chapters 21 - 30
February 24th - Chapters 31 - 42
~ MY THOUGHTS ~
Chapters 11 - 20 Can be summed up like this...
The wall between Kestrel and Arin continues to crumble, one Bite and Sting tile at a time, while the tension grows stronger. Neither one of them seems to really understand what is taking place between them, but other people have started to notice.
I've read this book multiple times now and the scene in Irex's library STILL makes my pulse race! The moments before the dual also pluck at my heartstrings because it's so obvious (to the reader) that Kestrel craves her father's approval and yet he continues to hold it just out of her reach.
Favorite Scene: In the library at Irex's house. SO MUCH is revealed without any words being exchanged. *sighs*
Favorite Quote: "You might not think of me as your friend," Kestrel told Arin, "but I think of you as mine."
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~ ABOUT THE BOOKS ~
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.
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.
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