Author: Marie Rutkoski
Source/Formate: Goodreads, Bound ARC
Age Range: YA
Publisher/Publication Date: Farrar Straus Giroux, March 14, 2014
Today I'm going to keep this kind of short, so rest assured there won't be any angry rants ahead. *Warning there will be...nope, kidding, there aren't any spoilers ahead so continue on.
The Winners Curse was the first YA book I’ve picked up in a while, and all I have to say is that I’m really disappointed. While the synopsis sounded mildly interesting, once I started reading I found that I couldn’t get into this book. It wasn’t for me, at all. And you know what? The writing style wasn't even an issue at all. My problems began with the opening chapter, it didn’t captivate me, and it certainly didn’t draw me into the story. I was more or less indifferent towards it, and unfortunately I found myself leaning more towards dislike. I didn’t like the concept of the slaves at all, nor did I like the initial setting of the slave market. And Kestrel, oh gosh, what to say? She was just another YA heroine that I’ve seen so many times already that just…blah—just another cookie in the giant jar filled with them. This book, from what I read of it, left a bad taste in my mouth. While it might not have been a fit for me, that doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t check it out if it’s something that interests you. But sadly for me, this will probably be the only thing I’ll ever read by Marie Rutkoski.
This Bound ARC was won through Goodreads First Reads, thank you!