Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday: The Winner's Curse

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking The Spine and is a fun way to see what books other bloggers just can't wait to get their hands on!


Marie Rutkoski
Young Adult
Releases March 4th from Farrar, Straus and Giroux

From Goodreads:

Seventeen-year-old Kestrel is an aristocratic citizen of Valoria, a vast empire that revels in war and enslaves those it conquers. Here, a girl like Kestrel has two choices: join the military or get married. Despite her skills in military strategy, Kestrel’s real passion is music.Which is why she feels compelled to buy Arin, a slave with a talent for singing, at auction. It’s not long before she finds herself falling in love with Arin, and he seems to feel the same for her. But Kestrel quickly learns that the price she paid for Arin is much higher than she ever could have imagined.

Set in a new world, The Winner’s Curse is a story of 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.


Well, hello there gorgeous cover! Covers that feature a bold type treatment just make me happy. I'm absolutely obsessed with fonts and it's been really exciting for me lately to see cover designers experiment more with type on YA covers than I feel like they have in the past. Combine the stunning cover with a story that promises romance and dirty secrets (aren't those the best kind?) and consider me shamelessly drooling over this book!

40 comments:

  1. Wow! Now that's a great way to do a woman in a dress cover. I'm in awe and I haven't even read the premises. Great pick, Jenny :)

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    1. Right? I love that we're looking at her from above, it's really different:)

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  2. This one does sound fantastic! I like the cover, but I don't LOVE it. I do like the title style even though it requires a tiny bit of effort to read it.

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    1. It does take some effort, but I love how big the type is and that it's as much a part of the design as the image. I'm a sucker for type:)

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  3. Uh oh, falling for your slave, now that has to cause some drama. Interesting

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  4. OOh nice! Such an intriguing cover! Hope you enjoy it once you get it!

    Here's my WoW

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

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  5. YES, THIS COVER!! I'm dying to read this one because that synopsis sounds fantastic as well. I hope you get to read it soon, Jenny!

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  6. I have actually heard of this one. I can't believe it. Your hiding abilities are getting weaker Jenny ;)
    I really like the sound of this and a boy who can sing is always a win :) Great pick Jenny :)

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    1. Haha I fail this week, that's what you're saying Tanja? ;-) This one just had such a pretty cover I had to post it, and yes to a boy that can sing!

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  7. I'm seeing this a lot today as peoples WOW pick! I am with you all on this choice - love the cover and love the description! Now time to countdown! ;)

    My Waiting on Wednesday!

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    1. Probably because they just revealed the cover last week and it's all pretty and gorgeous and pretty ;-)

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  8. I love this cover so hard, Jenny and the premise about falling for a slave is unique and quite intriguing. I need this book like yesterday! :D
    Great pick, Jenny! :)

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    1. SAME NICK! I just want this cover on my shelf so I can stare at it:)

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  9. I absolutely LOVE this cover and am dying to read it as I've heard so many great things. Wonderful pick, Jenny!(:

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  10. Heck. Yes. I saw this cover a few days ago, and I think I actually might have drooled a little bit. Plus, like you, I love the stark font and the change in overall cover scheme...let alone the awesome premise! Great pick, Jenny! :)

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    1. There was definitely drooling involved for me as well. *stares at the pretty*

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  11. Oh great pick! This is the first time I have seen this one and you definitely have me interested in it now!

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    1. YAY! Glad I could put it on your radar:)

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  12. The cover! Yes, I will probably buy this just to put on my shelf and drool over. The premise sounds good too...but that cover <3

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    1. ME TOO! I just want to blow it up and hang it on my wall it's so pretty:)

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  13. Ahhh! I am so excited for this one too. First of all, that cover is definitely one of my favorites for 2014 so far. Also, the premise is awesome. I agree with you regarding secrets and romance! Sign me up!

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  14. THe cover is stunning! The premise sounds great too. I hope this one pays off!

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  15. This is one of the books I picked too! It definitely sounds like a winner to me. HAHA! I'm a dork. Love that the concept is a bit unique, turning around some themes. This time the girl is in power. YES.

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  16. Someone else choose this book as their WoW this week. I added this to my tbr and I'm super excited!

    Aly @ My Heart Hearts Books
    My WoW

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  17. Also loving the cover. Also love the interaction with the model and the typface. Perfect. Great choice!

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  18. Oh, HELLS YEAH! This one looks SOOO good! I do love this cover, too. I know it's a girl in a pretty dress but I like those covers. Shoot me. Plus, like you said, dirty secrets rock.

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  19. I've been reading lots of wonderful things about this one already! It definitely seems interesting!

    Here's Mine @ Pinkindle Reads & Reviews

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  20. what a pretty cover. I haven't read much historical novel and this one sounds interesting.

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  21. I just can't get over how gorgeous this cover is!! I really love how she's holding the R with her hand.

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  22. WHAT IS THIS GORGEOUS COVER? *stares* it's so so so pretty! And dirty secrets and romance you say? Yeehaw. OK, I'm not much of a cowgirl so I'll try not to be too embarrassed. I hope you enjoy this one when you get your talented hands on it since it seems like a perfect read for you:)

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  23. Ooh this one sounds awesome! I'm with you, I"m all about the gorgeous fonts, and I'm loving all the experimenting cover designers are doing lately. This one is so incredibly lovely! Great WoW choice Jenny :-)

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  24. I'm not sure that the book is to my taste, but the cover most definitely is - simply gorgeous!

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  25. So excited for this one-I just adore the cover and can't wait to check it out!

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