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characters î The Winner's Curse ¸ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ò Kestrel jovem filha do poderoso general de Valoria tem apenas duas opções alistar se no exército ou casar se Ela tem no entanto outras aspirações e procura libertar se do seu destino rebelando se contra o paiNum passeio clandestino pela cidade Kestrel Ianos Além de ser um ferreiro exímio revela se também um cantor extraordinário despertando a curiosidade de Kestrel Arin contudo tem um segredo e Kestrel não tardará a descobrir ue o preço ue pagou por ele poderá custar muito mais do ue auilo ue alguma vez imaginara. I still love Arin and Kestrel l but I found myself becoming bored with this at the beginning but then it definitely got better Not sure if I should bring my rating down to 4 stars or keep it at a 5 because I definitely didn’t experience what I did the first time I read this my reviewThis book is fucking awesome I'm literally speechless and blown away by how enjoyable and gripping this book was I am so fucking shook I can't even begin to describe how fucking amazing this book was The Winner's Curse was a book I thought was about ballrooms kings and ueens and it was a book was not expecting to love at all I never read the blurb of a book I literally just dive into it blind and take and see how it goes for me So I was so surprised when I found out this was about politics I knew this had slaves in it but I had no clue about the country's enslavement and stuff war FUCKING HEARTBREAKING ROMANCE forbidden love strong heroine politics and Arin A lovely Arin Not gonna lie the beginning was a struggle It took me about 70 pages to get into and really start enjoying what was going on Once Kestrel bought Arin things got 200% interesting ○Politics was a huge surprise I usually don't like politics and all that stuff because it's boring for me But in this book though there wasn't much of it the political aspect was super interesting and fun and I found myself wanting to read about it and enjoying it very much The military strategies the whole issue about the war between the Herrani's and Valorian's was super fucking cool and I loved it ○Kestrel is one of the most strong female characters ever and I love this girl so much Don't worry she's not a I'm not like other girls and she's not overly badass and does not hate dresses She's strong loving caring clever brave sweet respectful selfless and determined She is perfectly okay with wearing dresses She fights She's very clever and uses strategy to win There was this one part where she won a duel by being clever not physically strong ○Arin was a character that annoyed me in the beginning He was so rude and such a dickhead but considering he was sold off and his people were enslaved I kind of understood But Kestrel was nice to him and he was just a dick However as the romance developed he became sweeter and loving and akjslskdalkdj I'M SWOONING This was intriguing gripping political with swoon worthy characters a likeable MC and engaging plot ○The romance is A I love Arin and Kestrel They are perfect I love them Perfect GoodbyeInitial reactionkahdkabzlabxjdbzoebxigeisveodbdoabxoxbsidbzidvdovdaohdiwgeeegowhrodbrosbxkxbdoefdgisvdkfhsoabsksvdidbduhrvdkxejodhdsusksnnxksjdbddhjznddbdhdhbdnxjsbsisgeisbakabdskvdvisabowueyrxicnldhsnkGdjshsnsidgekdnxkgdiwhdosjsajhsehjaehdhidhdwjbdkshawidhfkxbshsisksnvxxvsjsjbduddjensushsjkxbsnskxhdnxkxjsbskxjdbdjdjwoeufjmddlkxvsjskdbdksndhudwkbddibdsinaznidejdbdjwkbdksnxkzdjdndnndnxnddhbzdjkebsjdisdbsisbxkdbsodbsobdskdbsobdkzsnsohrsohdixbdizvxbwohawoyewogfwoeuopaknxxbbxznkzgdbxjfhskavsogworuupeknavzxhkcbjkdiwiduskbskxidosndjdowhwopeybfkzmsosuekoigdbxkxidgsvzkfuwoplabdaishskbdkabsoavsosywowpoegeiwpjegowbzlzobdkzlahsksjffsafkwowueyrnclzkwdmxldnkeuwowysghope you all enjoyed my review i literally cant even form proper words im THAT shook yalls

The Winner's CurseIanos Além de ser um ferreiro exímio revela se também um cantor extraordinário despertando a curiosidade de Kestrel Arin contudo tem um segredo e Kestrel não tardará a descobrir ue o preço ue pagou por ele poderá custar muito mais do ue auilo ue alguma vez imaginara. I still love Arin and Kestrel l but I found myself becoming bored with this at the beginning but then it definitely got better Not sure if I should bring my rating down to 4 stars or keep it at a 5 because I definitely didn’t experience what I did the first time I read this my reviewThis book is fucking awesome I'm literally speechless and blown away by how enjoyable and gripping this book was I am so fucking shook I can't even begin to describe how fucking amazing this book was The Winner's Curse was a book I thought was about ballrooms kings and ueens and it was a book was not expecting to love at all I never read the blurb of a book I literally just dive into it blind and take and see how it goes for me So I was so surprised when I found out this was about politics I knew this had slaves in it but I had no clue about the country's enslavement and stuff war FUCKING HEARTBREAKING ROMANCE forbidden love strong heroine politics and Arin A lovely Arin Not gonna lie the beginning was a struggle It took me about 70 pages to get into and really start enjoying what was going on Once Kestrel bought Arin things got 200% interesting ○Politics was a huge surprise I usually don't like politics and all that stuff because it's boring for me But in this book though there wasn't much of it the political aspect was super interesting and fun and I found myself wanting to read about it and enjoying it very much The military strategies the whole issue about the war between the Herrani's and Valorian's was super fucking cool and I loved it ○Kestrel is one of the most strong female characters ever and I love this girl so much Don't worry she's not a I'm not like other girls and she's not overly badass and does not hate dresses She's strong loving caring clever brave sweet respectful selfless and determined She is perfectly okay with wearing dresses She fights She's very clever and uses strategy to win There was this one part where she won a duel by being clever not physically strong ○Arin was a character that annoyed me in the beginning He was so rude and such a dickhead but considering he was sold off and his people were enslaved I kind of understood But Kestrel was nice to him and he was just a dick However as the romance developed he became sweeter and loving and akjslskdalkdj I'M SWOONING This was intriguing gripping political with swoon worthy characters a likeable MC and engaging plot ○The romance is A I love Arin and Kestrel They are perfect I love them Perfect GoodbyeInitial reactionkahdkabzlabxjdbzoebxigeisveodbdoabxoxbsidbzidvdovdaohdiwgeeegowhrodbrosbxkxbdoefdgisvdkfhsoabsksvdidbduhrvdkxejodhdsusksnnxksjdbddhjznddbdhdhbdnxjsbsisgeisbakabdskvdvisabowueyrxicnldhsnkGdjshsnsidgekdnxkgdiwhdosjsajhsehjaehdhidhdwjbdkshawidhfkxbshsisksnvxxvsjsjbduddjensushsjkxbsnskxhdnxkxjsbskxjdbdjdjwoeufjmddlkxvsjskdbdksndhudwkbddibdsinaznidejdbdjwkbdksnxkzdjdndnndnxnddhbzdjkebsjdisdbsisbxkdbsodbsobdskdbsobdkzsnsohrsohdixbdizvxbwohawoyewogfwoeuopaknxxbbxznkzgdbxjfhskavsogworuupeknavzxhkcbjkdiwiduskbskxidosndjdowhwopeybfkzmsosuekoigdbxkxidgsvzkfuwoplabdaishskbdkabsoavsosywowpoegeiwpjegowbzlzobdkzlahsksjffsafkwowueyrnclzkwdmxldnkeuwowysghope you all enjoyed my review i literally cant even form proper words im THAT shook yalls

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The Winner's Curse Ò Ilão de escravos onde se depara com um jovem Arin ue parece uerer desafiar o mundo inteiro sozinho Num impulso ela acaba por comprá lo por um preço tão alto ue a torna alvo de mexericos na sociedadeArin pertence ao povo de Herrani conuistado dez anos antes pelos Valor. Actual rating 35 “A kestrel is a hunting hawk”“Yes The perfect name for a warrior girl”“Well” His smile was slight but it was there “I suppose neither of us is the person we were believed we would become” The second half of this book was exceedingly better than the first The first was plagued with a rather weak insipid heroine an asshat of a slave who seriously did not act like a fucking slave at all like the king of a castle I disagree with slavery no shitlike anyone in their right mind would ever admit to agreeing with slavery but the point is that within a book the role is there to be played and the so called slave in this book was in control than any slave I have ever imaginedFurther the first half of the book was plagued with feeeeeelings and a girl who instead of wanting to be a fucking bad ass soldier like her father hoped merely aspires toplay the pianoWomp womp wompTo add further to the insults there is a clichéd as all hell love triangle between a brute a dark brooding wild slave and a handsome blond haired affable young nobleman The Summary Kestrel is the pampered daughter of a general in the Valorian army She holds a prestigious position in society not very long ago the Valorian army conuered the Herrani The Herrani are now slaves and their Valorian overlords have overtaken their country their homes and enslaved their peopleKestrel is 17 she doesn't have a lot of options in life At 20 citizens are either forced to marry or enlist in the military Kestrel wants neither “But when you are faced with only two choices— the military or marriage—don’t you wonder if there is a third or a fourth or even than that” She has a talent for music she wants to play the pianobut it is a shameful talent because music is not an option for a well born young lady Only slaves play music If the Herrani hadn’t prized music so highly before the war that too might have changed things But in the eyes of Valorian society music was a pleasure to be taken not made and it didn’t occur to many that the making and the taking could be the same One day Kestrel is dragged to a slave auction A young brute of a slave caught her eyesHis name is Smith The auctioneer wants him to sing to put on an exhibition He doesn'tKestrel wants him she feels inexplicably drawn to him She bids an astonishingly high sum for Smith Kestrel drew in a shaky breath Her bones felt watery What had she doneThe pointy chinned woman snickered “Looks like someone’s suffering the Winner’s Curse The Winner’s Curse is when you come out on top of the bid but only by paying a steep price” Smith is a smith or rather a blacksmith His real name is ArinAfter her purchase Kestrel tries to forget about him but she can't Amidst the high society gatherings amidst her suitors among them is the earnest handsome Ronan Ronan is her best friend's brother He has long held her in his regard Shouldn’t she care Didn’t she welcome Ronan’s attention She doesn't It is Arin who holds her thoughtsUnbeknownst to Kestrel Arin has his own secrets and plans and which might cost Kestrel's lifeThe fate of two nations are at stakeThe Setting Plot This is your typical high fantasy and it is very well done I have no complaints as to the world building whatsoeverThere is no info dumping and everything made sense The two nations and how one came to enslave the other are well explained I love the minor details like the fact that music is looked down by the conuering Valorians because it was valued by the country which they defeatedI absolutely loved the political plot The second half of the book was amazing and it saved this book The first half of the plot plodded on cluttered with Kestrel's indecisiveness Arin's prickly behavior peppered with balls and sneaking music sessions and shopping and suitors There were very minor but definite clues as to what would transpire in the second half of the book everything was very subtly doneThere are mysterious deaths hints of unrest duelsminor nuances that led up to the tremendous and shocking events of the second halfKestrel She took a really fucking long time to grow on me There are some characters whom I absolutely adore and admire from the very beginning Kestrel is not one of them She is initiallynot so much weak as indecisive She's the sort of typical teenaged girl in that she's not sure of what she wants in life except that she doesn't want to be what her father expects her to be Which is a soldierInitially Kestrel appears spineless I have to confess I looked down on her for choosing to want to play music over that of a bad ass soldier girl she had no natural talent for fighting Not only that her skill is in being a military strategist Kestrel has a brilliant mind for strategy She chooses not to exercise it She flaunts society's rules instead of helping her nation establish its dominance “Imagine how the empire would benefit if you truly worked with me” he said “and used that talent to secure its territories instead of pulling apart the logic of customs that order our society”“Our customs are lies” Kestrel’s fingers clenched the fragile stem of her glass She is indecisive about everything She doesn't want to get married She doesn't want a career Kestrel is the sort of girl who just wants to float along in life doing whatever she fucking pleases without conseuenceShe is weak even when it comes to being a mistress in her own home I like that she is gentle with her slaves but there is a line between kind discipline and cruelty and Kestrel doesn't seem to be able to distinguish where that line lies Kestrel constantly lets Arin her SLAVE talk back to her in front of her friends in front of her peers “What did you say” Arin whispered in Valorian He was staring at Jess “Of course you have no gods You have no souls” She doesn't do anything about his rudeness his VERY PUBLIC rudenessShe allows Arin to walk all over her while he is his slave She gives him the ability to bargain for his cooperation She allows her own reputation to be sullied because it was rud that they were lovers She receives mocking letters because she cannot put these horrible shameful rumors to rest Do you think you are the first it read The only Valorian to take a slave to her bed Poor foolLet me tell you the rulesDo not be so obvious Kestrel puts herself in danger for him she puts herself up to a DUEL risking her own life for a slave when all he would have gotten are lashes in punishment She gives no thoughts to her father to the fact that she is his only surviving relative his heir All she thinks about is saving fucking Arin's skin His hands fell away “You too What a stupid thing for you to do Why did you do that Why would you do such a stupid thing”“You might not think of me as your friend” Kestrel told Arin “but I think of you as mine” Bold words It doesn't change the fact that her decision was was fucking stupidTo my relief in the second half of the book Kestrel grew She develops a spine She learns to listen to herself She learns to stand up for herself She learns that it is wisest not to entirely trust someoneArin An asshat but thankfully one that also grew on me Arin has his own incentive his own plans My problem with Arin is that he's transparent as fuck Arin wouldn't know subtlety it if bit him in the assA slave is not supposed to talk back to his mistress A slave has no rights to demand anything of his mistress A slave with a plot should blend in instead of sticking out A slave with a higher purpose shouldn't do fucking stupid things like get caught stealing a book in doing so risking his own fucking life “He has stolen something”There must be some mistake Arin was intelligent far too canny to do something so dangerous He must know what happened to Herrani thieves Nope no mistake He did something incredibly stupid that risks his entire mission for the love of a sentimental fucking bookI did eventually grow to like Arin It is a hard life and Arin has had to suffer a lot for his mission I understand his anger I understand his frustration and I do admire him It has been a hard life for Arin He has been enslaved since childhood and I truly felt for his fate Swallow your pride”“Maybe that’s not as easy for me as it is for you”He wheeled on her “It’s not easy for me” he said through his teeth “You know that it’s not What do you think I have had to swallow these past ten years What do you think I have had to do to survive” The Romance Bleh Bleeeeeeeeeh I really wish there wasn't a love triangle Especially when I sympathized so much with the other guy The really really nice other guy about whom Kestrel can't be bothered to give a fuck Ronan ;; She tried to push away thoughts of Arin on the auction block of the look in his eyes when he asked where his honor was of him swearing at her guards in his tongue She held Ronan tightly pressing her cheek against his chest Thinking about someone else when you're in another guy's arms DAMN YOU KESTRELI liked the fact that there was no insta love I liked the fact that Arin and Kestrel's relationship took time to develop but it felt like Arin found his way into Kestrel's heart too fast too soon Why didn’t he come to herShe could make him If she sent an order he would obeyBut she didn’t want his obedience She wanted him to want to see her I liked the fact that they are both willing to admit their faults and I like the fact that they communicate The romance in this book was adeuate and much believable than in most YA fictionOverall A good book with a considerable amount of depth in world building plot and characters uotes taken from an uncorrected proof subject to change in the final edition Free read ô PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ò Marie Rutkoski

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Marie Rutkoski ò 0 Read & Download Kestrel jovem filha do poderoso general de Valoria tem apenas duas opções alistar se no exército ou casar se Ela tem no entanto outras aspirações e procura libertar se do seu destino rebelando se contra o paiNum passeio clandestino pela cidade Kestrel vai parar a um le. There comes on occasion those moments in the lives of readers when they find themselves putting a book down pausing looking around at all the glowing reviews and five star ratings and asking themselves the uestion did I read the same book When it comes to language dialogue and general storytelling of small events in The Winner's Curse it's obvious that you are in the hands of a competent writer with a talent for description and a nicely spun phrase But this book is so tame Way too tame for my tastes So much of the novel is in dire need of an injection of badassery or action or tension that goes beyond the romance I wanted an interesting fantasy but instead I got a dragged out tale of the forbidden romance that blooms between a Valori General's daughter and a Herrani slaveI will admit that the book starts to pick up in the last third approx but even that was way too little and far too late for me I noted the page when my interest piued slightly for the first time page 103 because before that I'd been treated to sitting rooms parlor games and polite pleasantries Honestly I would have put this book aside by page 50 if I hadn't been spurred on by all the positive reactions from other people There's a whole lot of swanning about doing nothing There's balls with pretty dresses and high society gossip A whole lot ofAnd a lot of passages where Kestrel and Arin study each other's faces in great detail Arin knew this her gaze would measure him and he would sense a shift of perception within her Her opinion of him would change as daylight changed growing or losing shadow Subtle Almost indiscernible She would see him differently though he wouldn’t know in what way He wouldn’t know what it meant This had happened again and again since he had come here The story starts several years after the Valorians have conuered the Herrani people Herranis are now prisoners and slaves of their conuerors The main character Kestrel finds herself at a slave auction one day and makes a rather spontaneous purchase of a male Herrani slave called Arin What begins as a masterslave relationship between two people who are foes by birth gradually turns into friendship trust and love But Arin is not all he first seems and carries a dark secret that could threaten not just their relationship but the whole empire It is essentially a romance Which could be exactly what you are looking for In which case I'd say step right up and grab this book as soon as you can But I found it disappointing as a fantasy While there are some references to past wars and other parts of the land where the book is set the world building remains disappointingly vague There is very little reason to call this book fantasy; it could just as easily be labelled a dystopia as it reminds me of many I've read that were romance stories hiding in the dystopian section I would recommend The Winner's Curse to fans of Shadow Bone andor Throne of Glass Those books that are light on the fantasy and heavy on the romance This book is set up nicely for a seuel that should be eually dramatic in the romancing department Who knows Perhaps it will be like the seuel to Throne of Glass and appeal to me a lot I will be keeping an eye out for the reviews of the second book All I ask for is this a little less conversation a little action Please