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The Winner's Crime by Marie Rutkoski
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it was amazing
bookshelves: young-adult
Read 2 times. Last read March 6, 2015 to March 12, 2015.

I could rave about this novel for days. I'm a self-professed Contemporary Girl, but I love this fantasy series SO MUCH. I recently read a review that commented on how (and I'm paraphrasing) this follow-up book is packed with tension even though the plot itself is rather slow. And yes -- exactly. I mean, things definitely happen in this second installment of The Winner's Trilogy, but Marie Rutkoski takes plenty of time to build a rich, compelling world, plus tons of suspense. Arin and Kestrel are some of my favorite YA characters. They're incredibly smart and courageous. They make difficult decisions with selflessness and poise. They make sacrifices for love. And, they have aMaZiNg chemistry -- even when they're hating on each other. The Winner's Crime includes some new and compelling characters, and it's full of twists and surprises. My only complaint? Its brutal cliffhanger ending. I need The Winner's Kiss, like, yesterday!
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Reading Progress

Finished Reading (Hardcover Edition)
December 4, 2014 – Shelved
December 4, 2014 – Shelved as: to-read
January 2, 2015 – Shelved (Hardcover Edition)
January 2, 2015 – Shelved as: to-read (Hardcover Edition)
March 6, 2015 – Started Reading
March 6, 2015 – Shelved as: young-adult
March 8, 2015 –
page 81
19.47% "*takes notes on how to writing amazing sexual tension*"
March 12, 2015 –
page 355
85.34% "WHAT IS HAPPENING?!"
March 12, 2015 – Finished Reading

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message 1: by Erin (new) - added it

Erin Bowman yesyesyes I loved this so much, even though the ending HURT


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Katy Upperman Erin wrote: "yesyesyes I loved this so much, even though the ending HURT"

Ugh. It hurt BAD. I'd pretty much trade a limb for the final book right now.


Liz Parker NOW ON MY LIST! <3


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