February 10, 2015

Read-Along: #TheWinnersTrilogy by @MarieRutkoski & Giveaway!

Hey GCReaders!

Part two of The Winner's Trilogy read-along!

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Make sure to stop by the following blogs to read their thoughts!

This week we are sharing our thoughts on The Winner's Curse - Chapters 11-20.

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.

My thoughts....

Welcome to week two in The Winner's Trilogy read-along!

This week we covered chapters 11-20!

Chapter eleven kicks off with Kestrel's dad trying to persuade her to join the military... again. I love how close their relationship is, but I still can't really grasp how he wants to put his only daughter on the battlefield. But I guess given the circumstances, and their way of living it makes sense. Kestrel tries to bargain with her dad, but I think it's her dad who got the upper hand. He tells Kestrel she joins the military, or gets married. Kestrel throws in some terms of her own, but in the end she is left feeling like she made the biggest mistake of her life. For whatever reason, this leads her to Arin, and a game of Bite & Sting. 

You also learn what happened to Kestrel's mother. Sad to say that I've read this book before, but I don't remember much about her mother, or what happened. Good thing I am re-reading! :)

Kestrel is really struggling with her life. She wants to understand why things are the way that they are? And how it all came to be? She doesn't really agree with the way her father runs things. Between trying to be the perfect daughter, the perfect best friend, and showing people she isn't her father, you can tell she is suffering a little. And it doesn't help that for some reason she is feeling more drawn to Arin.

To me, these past few chapters were a little sad, but ridiculously good! Arin and Kestrel's friendship is getting stronger. She genuinely cares about him. I cannot wait to continue reading next week. Things are getting good!! I am enjoying the book the second time around WAY MORE than the first time.

A Quote I like: "...it is best to recognize the things one cannot change." I love this quote!

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