The Winner's Crime by Marie Rutkoski
Book two of the dazzling Winner's Trilogy is a fight to the death as Kestrel risks betrayal of country for love.
The engagement of Lady Kestrel to Valoria’s crown prince means one celebration after another. But to Kestrel it means living in a cage of her own making. As the wedding approaches, she aches to tell Arin the truth about her engagement…if she could only trust him. Yet can she even trust herself? For—unknown to Arin—Kestrel is becoming a skilled practitioner of deceit: an anonymous spy passing information to Herran, and close to uncovering a shocking secret.
As Arin enlists dangerous allies in the struggle to keep his country’s freedom, he can’t fight the suspicion that Kestrel knows more than she shows. In the end, it might not be a dagger in the dark that cuts him open, but the truth. And when that happens, Kestrel and Arin learn just how much their crimes will cost them.
I was gifted a copy of The Winner's Crime from my best friend for my birthday, but had to wait six extra days for the release. I read The Winner's Curse and enjoyed it so much that the wait for this book's release day was killer. I'm on page 75 now and loving it, but I hear this one ends on a cliff-hanger and I'm afraid because I'm not sure how long of a wait it will be until the third book comes out in the trilogy. I really enjoy Marie Rutkoski's writing style, so I keep reading more than I intend to. I'm really excited to see where this book and trilogy goes from here.
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