Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Book Review: The Winner's Crime by Marie Rutkoski

Well, I just cannot believe that Fall is finally here, but one of the good things that come with Fall is my Pumpkin Spice Lattes from Starbucks lol.  Yummy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Perfect companion to write reviews, right?  Alright, let's get to this.

The Winner's Crime by Marie Rutkoski

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Kestrel is engaged to Valoria's crown prince which means one celebration after another.  Kestrel should be feeling happy, right?  Well, actually Kestrel is living in a cage, a cage that she made it for herself.  With the wedding coming faster than she wants, Kestrel wants nothing more than to tell Arin the truth about her engagement, if she could only trust him.  But she doesn't even know if she can trust herself anymore.  Because, without letting Arin know, Kestrel has become an anonymous spy passing information to Herran and close to uncovering a shocking secret.  If the Valoria's King find out, Kestrel and even Arin would never be forgiven...

Arin enlists dangerous allies in order to keep his country's freedom and he just has a feeling that Kestrels knows more than she shows.  In the end, a dagger in the dark that cuts him open, gives him more than the truth.  And when that happens, Kestrel and Arin learn just how much their crimes will cost them.

This trilogy just keeps on getting better book after book, Kestrel was amazing on this book.  She wasn't afraid to fight for what she wanted and believed even if that costed her more than she thought it would.  And Arin?  Ah, I think I fell more in love with him in this book.  Everything those two have been through together?  I just wanted both to just fight for each other and tell everybody to back off, there hasn't been a couple that deserves to be together more than these two.  And he not only fights for her but he also gives everything for his country, more than anybody realizes.

 I don't want to spoil your reading, but if you haven't started reading this trilogy yet you sure are missing out on a great political and love story that's for sure.  I gave this book 5 out of 5 stars, it totally captivated me!  Great writing and just be prepared for an huge cliff hanger at the end.