Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Blog Tour - The Winner's Kiss (The Winner's Trilogy #3) by MarieRutkoski

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Hi everyone! Welcome to my stop on The Winner's Kiss Blog Tour! I'm super excited to be sharing with you a literary kiss that's one of my favourite of all time. Thank you to Raincoast Books and Macmillan for giving me the chance to participate! The Winner's Trilogy is a MUST READ! Marie Rutkoski's writing is so beautiful you can't help but fall in love and want more! Enough of my fangirling, here's some information about The Winner's Kiss and be sure to check out the whole trilogy if you haven't yet!

The Winner's Kiss by Marie RutkoskiThe Winner's Kiss
(The Winner's Trilogy #3)
by Marie Rutkoski
March 29, 2016
352 pages

Goodreads Summary:
War has begun. Arin is in the thick of it, with the East as his ally and the empire as his enemy. He’s finally managed to dismiss the memory of Kestrel, even if he can’t quite forget her. Kestrel turned into someone he could no longer recognize: someone who cared more for the empire than for the lives of innocent people—and certainly more than she cared for him. At least, that’s what he thinks.

But far north lies a work camp where Kestrel is a prisoner. Can she manage to escape before she loses herself? As the war intensifies, both Kestrel and Arin discover unexpected roles in battle, terrible secrets, and a fragile hope. The world is changing. The East is pitted against the West, and Kestrel and Arin are caught between. In a game like this, can anybody really win?

Which literary kiss do you think I love? Keep reading to find out ;)

The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon1. What book is your favorite literary kiss in?
I thought long and hard on this one. It was a hard choice to just pick one but ultimately, I decided on the kiss in The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon. I just know this is going to be a popular one!

2. Who is kissing?
Paige and Warden <3 They are a swoon-worthy pair, trust me!

3. Why is it your favorite?
Paige and Warden's kiss happens just before she's about to face life and death. The situation they were under, the intense and frantic way they kissed made for a heart-pounding, pulse-stopping moment. The fact that it's absolutely forbidden because he's an alien and she's his slave, only makes the kiss that much more delicious and perfect. I swooned hard!

I just want everyone to read this book so to give you a taste, here's a snippet:
"Only a moment passed. I looked at him, and he looked at me. A moment. A choice. My choice. His choice. Then he kissed me again, roughly this time. I let him. His arms came around me, lifting me. And I wanted it. I did. Too much. So much. My hands were in his hair, gripping his neck. Don't stop. His lips were on my mouth, my eyes, my shoulders, and the hollow of my throat. Don't stop. He ran his palms over my thighs. Firm, bold strokes, full of surety. Awakening."
*swoons* And this is only one part of the many kisses they shared at that time! You know you want more!!

Bonus Question: What kiss do you hope will occur in Marie Rutkoski's The Winner's Kiss?
Not to be predictable but this is the kiss everyone's dying for: Kestrel and Mine (that's Kestrel's dog in case you didn't know). I'm sorry if that's not funny XP Okay seriously, KESTREL and ARIN of course!!!!!!!!!!!

Only a little more than a month until The Winner's Kiss comes out! Trust me when I say READ THIS TRILOGY!!

Marie RutkoskiAbout the Author
Marie Rutkoski is the author of The Kronos Chronicles, including The Cabinet of Wonders and The Celestial Globe. The Cabinet of Wonders, her debut novel, was named an Indie Next Kids’ List Great Read and a Bank Street Best Children’s Book of the Year, among other honors. Rutkoski grew up in Bolingbrook, Illinois (a suburb of Chicago), as the oldest of four children. She attended the University of Iowa, where she took Writers’ Workshop classes and studied with Pulitzer Prize-winner James Alan McPherson. After graduating, she lived in Moscow and Prague. Upon receiving her Ph.D. from Harvard University, she held dual appointments as a lecturer there in both English and American Literature and Language, and History and Literature. Rutkoski is currently a professor at Brooklyn College, where she teaches Renaissance Drama, children’s literature and creative writing. She lives in New York City with her husband and cat.

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Thank you to the lovely people at Macmillan, I get to share my love for The Winner's Trilogy! Melissa @ the reader and the chef, I kiss you! You are an absolute joy to talk~ I always love your excitement and enthusiasm for books so I hope you'll love The Winner's Curse as much as I do <3
Now don't forget to follow the blog tour and see what literary kisses make the other bloggers swoon! You can find all the participating blogs HERE!


  1. I've heard great things about this series. Thanks for the tip that this is a must read series.

  2. Aaaah you are so sweet, Eileen! I so love to fangirl over books with you and I can't wait to have this book in my hands and also turn to you to talk about feels. I know that I will love it because you love it too. Thank you so much!!!! ❤❤❤❤

    1. <3 <3 My pleasure! I can't wait to fangirl with you!!!

  3. This is the fourth or fifth The Bone Season/The Mime Order feature in the blog tour that I've seen! (Yes I have been mercilessly stalking the blogs on the blog tour, to see all the kisses.) :D I love these books! When is the third book publishing!?!? -_-

    For my post, I featured Fire & Brigan (from Fire by Kristin Cashore). LOVE!

    Fabulous post, Eileen!

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

    1. LOLLL I've actually noticed too! (Yes I too have been relentlessly stalking those blogs.) XD I considered switching the kiss out for another but I just couldn't do it. I LOOOOVE this one too much!

      Coincidentally, Bloomsbury just announced yesterday the third book has been delayed till March 2017. I know. We've got a long wait ahead of us. *tries to be patient*

      Thankfully I've read Fire so I can say I love Fire and Brigan too! Great choice Alyssa <3

  4. I loved the first book, I need to get the second still and it looks like with the third almost out it will be perfect timing for it. ;)

    1. Considering this is a 7book series, I think you've still got time to catch up ;)


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