Book Review Winners Crime by Marie Rutkoski

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Book two of the dazzling Winner’s Trilogy is a fight to the death as Kestrel risks betrayal of country for love.

The engagement of Lady Kestrel to Valoria’s crown prince means one celebration after another. But to Kestrel it means living in a cage of her own making. As the wedding approaches, she aches to tell Arin the truth about her engagement… if she could only trust him. Yet can she even trust herself? For—unknown to Arin—Kestrel is becoming a skilled practitioner of deceit: an anonymous spy passing information to Herran, and close to uncovering a shocking secret.

As Arin enlists dangerous allies in the struggle to keep his country’s freedom, he can’t fight the suspicion that Kestrel knows more than she shows. In the end, it might not be a dagger in the dark that cuts him open, but the truth. And when that happens, Kestrel and Arin learn just how much their crimes will cost them.

Jan Review

I love how you are hooked into this world that has varying cultures and that the people are following all the rules of the various societies.  Kestral really trys to figure out to navigate this world by following these established rules of how her society works yet she also is trying to save those she fallen in loved with and those she should love (her father).  All the moves are just like the game she plays bite and sting in the story. You try to figure out where she going to go next but you never guess how the end is going to go down.  Wow so ready for the last book will it go to happily ever after or like game of thrones will all the players we love and hold dear be mowed down in a bloody battle?

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