Title: The Winner’s Curse (The Winner’s Triology #1)
Author: Marie Rutkoski
Publisher: Bloomsbury Children’s Books
Release Date: July 3rd 2014
Read it in: 3 Days
Source: From the publisher, for review
First of all I’d like to apologise, I received this book in 2014, rather early 2014 but due to life at the time I never got round to reviewing it. Finally, however, the time has come!
I wanted to like this book. One of my favourite book tubers recently read and loved this book and a lot of the books she likes, I also like. But this book just did not do it for me. I read it cover to cover and that’s why it received a 2 star rating as opposed to a 1 star, but honestly this book just did not have a lot for me to enjoy.
When we first met Kestrel, I did not like her. I thought she was going to bore me (side note until the last 70 or so pages, she did!) and I was not keen on reading her story. Then we meet Arin and I thought he was arrogant! And quite simply, he was an arse. How can I enjoy a book when I don’t even like the main characters?
Who and what did I like though? Jess and Ronan. I loved these siblings, I thought their friendship with Kestrel was beautiful, they were lovely characters and perhaps the book should have been about them, maybe I’d have enjoyed it more.
I can’t really say much about the book because I didn’t enjoy it… Although the writing was nice and easy to read, the story just lacked and the characters were not brilliant.