Review : The Winner's Curse by Marie Rutkoski

The Winner's Curse
by Marie Rutroski

Series                     : The Winner's Trilogy # 1
Genre                     : Fantasy, Young Adult, Romance
Pages                      : 355
Goodread Ratings  : 4.04

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.

( Unexpedted spoiler ahead )
This is such a great story to start with. A great start for a trilogy. A great start of romance. A great start for a war. 

Glad this is not that kind of story that start with love on first-sight shit. I don't want to talk about the synopsis as I'm a big ass lazy right now, so I just wanna jump straight into the characters.

So, I have already read the whole trilogy and in the first book, it focused on the Kestrel and Arin relationship. How their love started to bloom step by step from slave to friendship and of course more than that. It's kind of entertained for me as the rumors of their 'relationship' started to spread and had been the talk of the town, although they had never declared and confessed their 'feelings' to each other and they just like 'ugh, let that shit happened' and they did not even try to deny it!

But, of course, it is as what the era suggested as forbidden love. As honesty of their hearts being revealed, the truth unfold and everything is not as it seems to be before. 

Oh My God, is it weird that I like when the truth was no longer hidden? Because that's when Kestrel and Arin's relationship started to shine! You know, the part when Arin and Kestrel stayed in the house which their rooms were connected to a private garden. Ah! Giggling like crazy. And Arin started to act like a husband more than her crush. They were like on a freaking honeymoon in the middle of the war!

Although I was beginning to giggling like a crazy puppy on the bed, there was also the part where my eyebrows seemed to attach together and become one. The kingdom's political twist, as I fucking hate politics in every aspect in my life. Politic is a play, a trick and lots of manipulations. 

And, so the ending was kinda pissed me off because I just can't get enough of the book. I need more and more of them.