GUYS. I’m not even going to lie, I haven’t been more excited to reveal a cover, well… ever. The first two books in The Winner’s Trilogy by Marie Rutkoski, The Winner’s Curse and The Winner’s Crime were my favourite reads of 2014. I admit, I was first attracted to the stunning covers, but when I actually started reading these books, filled with intrigue, politics, deceit all written with stunning prose. These books are simply gorgeous, inside and out, which is why it’s such an honour to share with you all the third and final cover in this series for The Winner’s Kiss!
It’s a much bolder colour than the US edition I think – it really is the most beautiful shade of green! And that sword! That hair! Those little flourishes on the font! Marie Rutkoski is one of the authors that have been announced for YALC this year, and fingers crossed, I finally get to meet her. It’s going to be an awfully long wait until 10 March 2016…
What do you think of the UK cover? Are you as excited about this as I am!?
About The Winner’s Kiss
War has begun. Arin is in the thick of it, with the East as his ally and the empire as his enemy. He’s finally managed to dismiss the memory of Kestrel, even if he can’t quite forget her. Kestrel turned into someone he could no longer recognize: someone who cared more for the empire than for the lives of innocent people—and certainly more than she cared for him. At least, that’s what he thinks.
But far north lies a work camp where Kestrel is a prisoner. Can she manage to escape before she loses herself? As the war intensifies, both Kestrel and Arin discover unexpected roles in battle, terrible secrets, and a fragile hope. The world is changing. The East is pitted against the West, and Kestrel and Arin are caught between. In a game like this, can anybody really win?
About Marie Rutkoski
Marie Rutkoski is a professor of English literature at Brooklyn College, where she teaches Shakespeare, children’s literature and creative writing. She lives in New York City with her husband and two sons. Marie can tie a good double figure-eight knot and is very fond of perfume, tea and excellent bread and butter.