Books: The Winner’s Curse

The Winner's Curse by Marie Rutkowski
The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski

“The Winner’s Curse is when you come out on top of the bid, but only by paying a steep price.”

And so begins The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski, a novel about a Valorian noble girl named Kestrel and Arin, the Herrani slave she purchases on impulse one day at the market. Despite the frilly cover, The Winner’s Curse has a bit more substance than I expected.  Continue reading

Books: Blue Lily, Lily Blue

I feel pretty ambivalent when it comes to Maggie Stiefvater. She’s written some novels that I find to be underwhelmingly uninteresting, like the Wolves of Mercy Falls and Books of Faerie series, but she’s also written some phenomenal novels like The Scorpio Races (one of my all time favorites) and this, the enchanting and unique Raven Cycle series.

Blue Lily, Lily Blue is another lovely installment in the Raven Cycle from Maggie Stiefvater that stays true to the theme and voice of the series. With many series, the books seem to deteriorate as the series continues, but I’ve yet to be disappointed here. The writing, characters, and plot continue to be fantastic.

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