Tuesday, March 29, 2016
The Winner's Curse
In a world of violence and war a young girl, the daughter of the war leader, finds herself at odds with how she is told to act. Her father wants her to join the army. Her best friend wants her to get married and join society. Kestrel doesn't know what she wants, she just knows she is unhappy.
One day in the slave market Kestrel sees a boy. Unlike most slaves he is hot scared of her, he shows defiance and power. On a whim Kestrel buys the boy but he has a dark secret, and if she is not careful that secret will eat her alive and spit her out.
An empire at constant war, a people oppressed and enslaved, a boy consumed by rage, and a girl whose heart and mind are heading in to different directions.
I really enjoyed this book. This book has the feel of a teen romance but in truth the book takes a much more interesting social stance. The book not only focuses on finding yourself and keeping love like most teen books but also on what makes an action a good one. how do you know what is right and when do we brake our own rules for the right thing.
So not only is this a interesting book with strong characters and a powerful plot line but it also will make the reader think and push them to be more then they where before.
I have found that more and more these day books are like candy it tasks good but does little for you. This book is more like a nice burger it task good but it also has everything you need to grow.
I would give this book an 8.3 out of 10