Title WINNER'S CURSE (WINNER'S TRILOGY, NO 1)
Book Condition .
Publisher Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2015
1250056977 / 9781250056979
Seller ID 9781250056979N
Farrar, Straus and Giroux 3/3/2015. New paperback. 2015-16 SC Junior Book Award Nominee. Store pick: Kestrel is an aristocrat, daughter of an esteemed general, whose society values military prowess and has come to rely on the slaves who have served them since the slaves' land was conquered. Kestrel knows this, but she doesn't agree with it, which makes her feel terrible after purchasing a slave at auction -- the so-called 'winner's curse', having won something but being unable to hold on to it. And Arin, her new slave, has secrets that make him impossible to hold on to, regardless of how much she wants to, impossible though a relationship between the different people would be. The action and characters, conflict both external and internal, kept me turning the pages in this book and yearning to go back to it at moments when I couldn't be reading. -Melissa O., employee