I am super excited to be participating in The Winning Kiss Blog Tour organized by Raincoast Books and Fierce Reads! Throughout this tour we are celebrating Marie Rutkoski’s The Winner’s Kiss and all the best kisses in our favourite books. I am reading The Winner’s Kiss right now, and let me tell you that it is everything that I hoped for! This book is so full of intrigue and is just such a fantastic conclusion to the series. Watch for my review soon!
About the Book:
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?
About the Author:
Marie Rutkoski is the author of the YA novel The Shadow Societyand the children’s fantasy series The Kronos Chronicles, including The Cabinet of Wonders, The Celestial Globeand The Jewel of the Kalderash. Her next project is a YA trilogy that begins with The Winner’s Curse, which is scheduled to be published in March 2014.
Marie grew up in Bolingbrook, Illinois (a suburb of Chicago), as the oldest of four children. She holds a BA from the University of Iowa and a PhD from Harvard University. Marie is currently a professor at Brooklyn College, where she teaches Renaissance Drama, children’s literature and fiction writing. She lives in New York City with her husband and two sons.
My Favourite Literary Kiss
1. What book is your favourite literary kiss in?
The kissing scene in Gayle Forman’s If I Stay is my favourite literary kiss.
I felt the heat flood my neck and I could sense myself blushing. I stared at my shoes. I knew that Adam was looking at me now with as much certainty as I knew that if I looked up he was going to kiss me. And it took me by surprise how much I wanted to be kissed by him, to realize that I’d thought about it so often that I had memorized the exact shape of his lips, that I’d imagined running my fingers down the cleft of his chin. My eyes flickered upward. Adam was there waiting for me. That was how it started.
2. Who is kissing?
Adam and Mia, the main characters in the book, are kissing in this scene.
3. Why is it your favourite?
This is such a romantic scene that is full of tension. It definitely describes a first kiss and all of its emotions perfectly.
4. What kiss do you hope will occur in Marie Rutkoski’s The Winner’s Kiss?
I am hoping that there will be a kissing scene between Kestrel and Arin. We will have to wait and see, I guess! 🙂
As a special part of this blog tour, Fierce Reads has been very generous and is offering each blogger on the tour to pick one of their friends to send a free copy of The Winner’s Curse to introduce them to this wonderful series! My friend Carine at Ceres Books World has been very excited about this series and is hoping to read it soon, so I am thrilled to send her a kiss and give a copy of The Winner’s Curse to her! <3
Check out the rest of the tour here.