Teaser Tuesdays: The Winner’s Kiss



Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of A Daily Rhythm. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

Today’s Teaser Tuesday: The Winner’s Kiss

Resistor C.E. ClaytonTitle: Resistor (An Eerden Novel (Eerden 1, Ellinor, 1))
Author: C.E. Clayton
Publisher: Starfish Ink
Publication Date: October 1, 2020

Summary (from Goodreads):

Ellinor Rask has wanted one thing for the past eight years: vengeance. But when Ellinor is captured, she finds herself dragged back into the world she walked away from, entangled once more with friends she would rather forget.

As if that weren’t humiliating enough, Ellinor learns first hand that her magic can be stripped away by a piece of bio-tech—and her ex-boss is happy to leash her with the technology in order to get what he wants. If Ellinor behaves, the device will be removed. All she has to do is deliver a package. One containing a creature created from raw magical energy and discarded technology. Simple, right?

But when her goals start getting people murdered, Ellinor has to decide if the year’s planning, her honor, and even her own magic, are worth the lives it’s costing. Dodging ruthless gangsters, she finds herself on the run with a creature of immeasurable magical abilities alongside her one-time friends. Now, Ellinor must relearn to trust the people she once abandoned. She must put her faith in technology, and her life in the hands of independent contractors, all while racing to deliver the package before it gets taken by force, or worse, the creature decides to make an appearance itself. 


This book so far is everything I had hoped it would be! The story is so intense right from the beginning, and just pulled me in. I have really high hopes for this one.

Book Quotes: The Winner’s Kiss

“Water ran over her tongue, cool and delicious. She forgot the pain, forgot where she was, forgot who she’d been, forgot that she had ever been afraid of forgetting.”

About Marie Rutkoski

Marie Rutkoski

Marie Rutkoski is the author of the YA novel The Shadow Society and 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.

17 thoughts on “Teaser Tuesdays: The Winner’s Kiss

      • ReadiculousGirl says:

        *weeps* I am so happy to hear that! The endings for the first two books were brutal, so I am happy to hear that Marie concluded her trilogy in a way that will be satisfying to her fandoms broken hearts. *takes deep breath* Now I just have to make it through March 29th without reading spoilers.

  1. Jaime Lynn says:

    Now that this series is complete, I am really ready to finally read this series. I have wanted to for a long time, but I wanted to wait. Now, it is finally time! Yeehaw!

  2. Sam says:

    I have all the books in this series, but have yet to start it. I really need to catch up to all the buzz.

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