The Winner’s Kiss is the third and final book in The Winner’s trilogy by Marie Rutkoski. This was my favourite book of the three; the characters and plot seem to have all the kinks from book two out of their system it was very fast paced, dramatic and exciting.
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?
I was quickly absorbed into this book, the drama from the end of the second book is running full tilt throughout this one. I had a very hard time putting it down the 3 or 4 times I picked it up. Kestrel and Arin are too cute and the drama that surrounds them is all consuming. I can’t say however that I wasn’t relieved that the angst of this teenage relationship and drama was finally over.
I hope you enjoy my escape and find one of your own – keep on reading. 🙂