Saturday, 17 September 2016

The Winner's Kiss (The Winner's Trilogy book#3) by Marie Rutkoski

The Winner's Kiss (The Winner's Trilogy, #3) Title: The Winner's Kiss
                                                                                          Author: Marie Rutkoski
                                                                                      Published: March 29th 2016 by, Farrar, Straus and Giroux
                                                                                          Series: The Winner's Trilogy book #3 
                                                                                          Genre: YA
                                                                                          Stars: 3.5/5

Some kisses come at a price.

War has begun. Arin is in the thick of it with untrustworthy new allies and the empire as his enemy. Though he has convinced himself that he no longer loves Kestrel, Arin hasn’t forgotten her, or how she became exactly the kind of person he has always despised. She cared more for the empire than she did for the lives of innocent people—and certainly more than she did for him.

At least, that’s what he thinks.

In the frozen north, Kestrel is a prisoner in a brutal work camp. As she searches desperately for a way to escape, she wishes Arin could know what she sacrificed for him. She wishes she could make the empire pay for what they’ve done to her.

But no one gets what they want just by wishing.

As the war intensifies, both Kestrel and Arin discover that the world is changing. The East is pitted against the West, and they are caught in between. With so much to lose, can anybody really win?

The Winner’s Kiss is a great conclusion to the series. Click here to read my reviews for book 1 and 2.

From the last time we left our protagonists, Kestrel and Arin, in this book we see them grow a lot, especially Kestrel, forcing her to learn and grow both physically and mentally.

The book contains very pressed romantic tension, causing utter desperation from the readers for Kestrel and Arin to just reveal their true feelings for each other.  Their relationship struggle was so real. Their differences in life just kept getting in the way and it was sad to see them tread around each because of this.

The plot line was really good. There was a lot of detailed battle scenes, which I did not expect whilst also containing the usual political manoeuvres.

In a roundabout way, everyone did get what their deserved. 

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