The Winner’s Crime (The Winner’s Trilogy #2) (ARC review)

The Winners CrimeTitle: The Winner’s Crime

Author:Marie Rutkoski

Where to buy it: Amazon, Book Depository (Free Shipping)


Lady Kestrel’s engagement to Valoria’s crown prince calls for great celebration: balls and performances, fireworks and revelry. But to Kestrel it means a cage of her own making. Embedded in the imperial court as a spy, she lives and breathes deceit and cannot confide in the one person she really longs to trust …

While Arin fights to keep his country’s freedom from the hands of his enemy, he suspects that Kestrel knows more than she shows. As Kestrel comes closer to uncovering a shocking secret, it might not be a dagger in the dark that cuts him open, but the truth.

Lies will come undone, and Kestrel and Arin learn just how much their crimes will cost them in this second book in the breathtaking Winner’s trilogy.

My thoughts:

The Winner’s Crime is the awesome sequel to The Winner’s Curse. Now in court and under the watchful eye of the emperor, the stakes are higher then ever before and Kestrel must continue to rely on her wits to prevent the carnages of war, without being suspected of disloyalty to the kingdom. The plot thickens as the political intrigues intensify keeping the reader on it’s toes.

As in the previous book, the writing is beautiful with wonderful descriptions that make you feel like you are right there in the middle of it all. The characters remain strong, and with the story’s progression there is also good character development.

In this book, as we are also introduced to another kingdom we get another glimpse of the trilogy’s great world building and well written characters.

I devoured this book and I am dying to get my hands on the last volume and see where it all leads.


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