Friday, February 21, 2014

The following is promotional material provided by the awesome ladies over at Good Choice Reading in celebration of the release of The Winner's Curse in less than two weeks. I absolutely loved this novel, and I'm beyond giddy that it releases on April's birthday. So, to celebrate the release and April's birthday, I'm giving away a copy to one lucky reader. (Don't worry, I'm also sending one April's way...couldn't have her missing out on the epicness that is this book. =D)

First things first, a little about the epic novel in question:

Title: The Winner's Curse
Author: Marie Rutkoski
Series: The Winner's Curse, book #1
Publisher: Farrar, Straus & Giroux BYR
Publication Date: March 4, 2014
Purchase: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | The Book Depository | IndieBound | Books-A-Million

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Winning what you want may cost you everything you love.

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 by Marie Rutkoski 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.

Here's the very cool trailer:



And here's my very favorite quote from the book:


Also for your reading pleasure, here are links to my reviews of The Winner's Curse and Marie's other YA novel The Shadow Society.



Rules:
  • This giveaway is international. As long as you can accept ebooks via Amazon/Barnes & Noble or if The Book Depository ships to your location and the book is currently available, you are good to go. (You can double-check that here.)
  • One entry per household. 
  • Entries will be verified. Any entry found to be falsified will result in disqualification of all entries for that participant. 
  • Winner will be notified via email. Winner will then have 48 hours to respond before another winner will be selected. Please check your SPAM folder!!! 
  • We are not responsible for lost packages. 

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About the author:

Marie Rutkoski is the author of The Kronos Chronicles, including The Cabinet of Wonders and The Celestial Globe. The Cabinet of Wonders, her debut novel, was named an Indie Next Kids’ List Great Read and a Bank Street Best Children’s Book of the Year, among other honors. Rutkoski grew up in Bolingbrook, Illinois (a suburb of Chicago), as the oldest of four children. She attended the University of Iowa, where she took Writers’ Workshop classes and studied with Pulitzer Prize-winner James Alant McPherson. After graduating, she lived in Moscow and Prague. Upon receiving her Ph.D. from Harvard University, she held dual appointments as a lecturer there in both English and American Literature and Language, and History and Literature. Rutkoski is currently a professor at Brooklyn College, where she teaches Renaissance Drama, children’s literature and creative writing. She lives in New York City with her husband and cat.

Find Marie:

WebsiteTwitter | Facebook | Goodreads

Best of luck & happy reading!

41 comments:

  1. OHMYGOSH I AM SO EXCITED FOR THIS BOOK!!! Everything about it screams read-me-read-me. Just look at that gorgeous cover?!! And the blurb is pretty dang epic. I'm pretty extra sure that this book needs to live on my shelf forever.

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  2. I'm so excited to read this because of the plot concept. I love reading about star crossed couples. But most of all, its the society and the politics of it that is really intriguing.

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  3. I am excited to read The Winner's Curse because everyone loved it so much and I have a feeling that the book will not disappoint! :-)

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  4. Thanks for this great giveaway! I am so excited to read this one! I have been reading some great reviews and it's one of my most highly anticipated books of the year!

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  5. I like how sounds the world in this book!
    Can't wait to read :)
    Thank you for this amazing chance! :)

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  6. I am interested in seeing how the romance developes between Kestrel and Arin in the world where their relationship is impossible . Thank you! :)

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  7. I first saw this book on Goodreads and was interested. Now that I am seeing such positive reviews around the blogosphere, I am even more excited! Thanks for hosting!

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  8. (This is Darith L)

    I really am interested in the story! I love historical-esque novels! Especially those about monarchy and class ranks, etc. I'm so excited for TWC! :D

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  9. It sounds amazing and the cover is beautiful!

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  10. Honestly, the romance has me the most excited which has only been amplified by flailing reviews like yours!

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  11. Everyone has been raving about this book and I would really like to read it!

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  12. I am excited about this book because I have seen so many great reviews for it (including yours) and it looks like something that would be right up my alley! (The cover is pretty awesome too)

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  13. I had not heard of this book but it sounds really good! I love that it is so different from everything else out right now. And the cover is gorgeous!

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  14. As soon as I read the synopsis for The Winner's Curse I wanted to read it...and then I started seeing wonderful reviews for it and now I really can't wait to get a chance to read it! Also I really like the cover it's beautiful!
    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  15. LoL. So now that I finally don't feel like death, I'm catching up on reading your posts. <3 you are the sweetest.

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  16. I am just so excited to read it after seeing only great reviews about it. It looks unique and maybe like it will be one of the best of the year. Thanks!

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  17. Deadly games, mystery and intrigue.... forbidden love, and fighting for personal freedom.... Rebelling, with good reason... There are many more reasons that I would love to read this one, those were just to name a few! And you have got to admit that the cover is absolutely stunning! Thank you so much for your review, which also added to my desire to read it, and for the giveaway!

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  18. Well to be honest, I wasn't sure if I should read it until I read your shining review! But initially the interesting premise and pretty cover drew me in! Thanks for the giveaway! :D

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  19. I love the forbidden love aspect, but also the way the cultures seem to mirror the ancient Greek and Romans.

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  20. Well, the cover is beautiful of course. But the story just sounds different from a lot of other stories. I don't know why, but to me it does.

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  21. I've heard some good things about this book and I hope to read and enjoy the book as much as others have. :^D ~ Anastasia

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  22. Is it bad if I say that I want this book just for the gorgeous cover?? But, I love the blurb too - it's just a unique perspective on forbidden love. Looking forward to it!

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  23. I absolutely love the cover, it was what first drew me in. But what I am really excited about is the whole star crossed lovers thing. I just love stories with a romance that is forbidden!

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  24. Love the cover love that dress and knife also it sounds amazing. This is up the top of my I want now list! Thanks for the giveaway!!!!!! :-))) I've been praying to the book gods for this one.

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  25. I love the cover, it is gorgeous. I love the blurb, I have a feeling this will be a great read. I am excited to meet Kestrel and Arin and see how their story goes. Thanks for the giveaway :)

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  26. This Review is very well written! Love that you have a lot of information about it. :D Can't wait to read this book!

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  27. Oops meant to say The cover makes it very inviting and the story is very exciting! lol Just looks awesome!

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  28. I'm intrigued about the world and the (swoony) romance I foresee ;)
    Seriously, I've read Jen's review and more at Goodreads and all this gushing about this book's awesomeness has me curious!!

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  29. I just love discovering new authors and have ordered Rutkoski's The Shadow Society as this authors sounds like a fabulous read

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  30. I am excited to read it because I have heard great things about it and it sounds like an amazing read!!
    Thanks for the chance to win!

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  31. I'm excited to get my hands on this to see what everyone's talking about. There are SO many great reviews about this book, I envy anyone who's already read it. Can't wait to read it!

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  32. +JMJ+

    I actually steered clear of the entire YA genre last year, but I feel the spark back this year. I'm going to dive back in with Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge, and after that, I want to keep going. The Winner's Curse sounds like it has really interesting character dynamics, so I'm definitely going to get to it sometime. Thanks for the chance to win it! =)

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  33. I love this cover, I actually saw My Friends are Fiction lego cover of it first. ha. :)

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  34. I have only seen good reviews of this book and am excited to read it!

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  35. I have found no bad reviews for this book and, uhm, look at that cover! It's gorgeous! I read the first 5 chapters and I liked it very much! Can't wait to read the whole thing!

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  36. THIS COVER!! I was totally jealous when I saw everyone receiving their awesome review copies with the sword too. Too Cool! :)

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  37. I'm excited to read The Winner's Curse because:
    1. THE COVER.
    2. All the fangirling reviews!

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  38. I'm still reading The Winner's Curse right now. I think I really enjoy the writing style.

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