{Cover Reveal} THE WINNER'S CURSE by Marie Rutkoski

Once again, GREAT covers are revealing themselves before our eyes!!

I'm a little slow, apparently, since this cover has been out for over a week now, but I saw a tweet on Twitter for an article entitled, "The Real Reason Why Grown Ups Love Young Adult Fantasy." Curious, I clicked on it and got a special surprise...the official cover reveal for THE WINNER'S CURSE by Marie Rutkoski!

Completely Deserving!
Click on this image to see an even LARGER version!!!

Isn't it beautiful?
I'm obsessed with the way the model is clutching the R, which is all pretty and scripty. It really stands out! I don't think I've been quite this excited about a cover since WITHER by Lauren DeStefano, which also featured unique typography that stood out from the crowd!

Love, love, love. 

I love just....everything. There's nothing about this cover that I don't like. I want it. Immediately!

I went to a local Fierce Reads Tour event in 2012, which I recapped and audio-recorded for all of you. In that recording, you can hear Marie Rutkoski talk about her upcoming novel, THE WINNER'S CURSE. I wanted it that long ago!

And...Now that THE WINNER'S CURSE e-ARCs have been available on Edelweiss for a while (I think...it's always hard to tell on that site because my job allows me more access than some people get, so I'm never quite sure what's really available...) and Macmillan will be sending out Winter 2014 ARCs in Sept./Oct. for review, I can finally tell you...

THE WINNER'S CURSE is the Super Secret bound manuscript I got at BEA during a special event with Macmillan! I've already read it, too, and it is SO GOOD. Completely deserving of such a gorgeous cover!!!

I hope the typography style from the manuscript makes it to the final, finished copy of the book or gets better. It goes so well with this cover! Ever chapter is sideways, as is every page with the title/author's name/page number/etc. I am hoping for a beautiful, unique interior to match this gorgeous cover!!!

What are your thoughts about the cover?
Are you excited to read this one? 

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Author: Marie Rutkoski
Release Date: March 4, 2014
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux / Macmillan


In the tradition of Kristin Cashore and Cassandra Clare comes this brilliant, unputdownable, star-crossed romance about the curse of winning. 

Seventeen-year-old Kestrel is an aristocratic citizen of Valoria, a vast empire that revels in war and enslaves those it conquers. Here, a girl like Kestrel has two choices: join the military or get married. Despite her skills in military strategy, Kestrel’s real passion is music.Which is why she feels compelled to buy Arin, a slave with a talent for singing, at auction. It’s not long before she finds herself falling in love with Arin, and he seems to feel the same for her. But Kestrel quickly learns that the price she paid for Arin is much higher than she ever could have imagined. 

Set in a new world, THE WINNER'S CURSE is a story of wicked rumors, dirty secrets, and games where everything is at stake, and the gamble is whether you will keep your head or lose your heart.


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