Teaser Tuesday: The Winner’s Crime

Teaser TuesdaysWhat is teaser Tuesday? It’s a meme hosted by Should Be Reading.
Grab your current read, flip to a random page, share two teaser sentences, don’t include spoilers.

The Winner's Crime - Marie RutkoskiThe Winner’s Crime by Marie Rutkoski

Hardcover: 416 pages
Publication date: March 3rd 2015
Publisher: Farrar Straus Giroux
Add on: Goodreads

He pulled the high collar of his shirt higher to hide a lash that had snaked up his neck.

He did not want her to know.

He did not want her to see.


Look at me, he found himself thinking furiously at her. Look at me.

She lifted her eyes, and did. (p.39 eARC Kobo)


Anger at herself. At her own bare feet and how they were proof – pure, naked, cold proof – of her hope, her very need to see someone that she was supposed to forget. (p.46 eARC Kobo)


An emotion clamped down on her heart. It squeezed her into a terrible silence. But he said nothing after that, only her name, as if her name were not a name but a question. Or perhaps that wasn’t how he said it, and she was wrong, and she’d heard a question simply because the sound of him speaking her name made her wish that she were his answer. (p.55 eARC Kobo)


So yeah, not too far in but seriously Kestrel and Arin are really killin’ me! The flashbacks. The emotions! The crushing sadness!

I know it’s only gonna get better from here! Though I fear the ending a bit.

Sorta spoiler? Rumor has it (okay not really rumors since it’s been confirmed) the ending is a killer of a cliff hanger.


Author: Cyn

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0 Replies to “Teaser Tuesday: The Winner’s Crime”

  1. Nooooo not another cliffhanger! I have to pick this up next I’m hearing so many things about it and I can’t wait!

  2. Good teasers –glad you’re enjoying the book.

  3. I still need to read the first one. 🙂

    My TT

  4. Sounds intriguing.

    Mine is from a YA fantasy this week: http://pdworkman.com/riseofthedragons/

  5. I hate cliffhangers, but I love books that are so good, they can keep you hooked. All too often, I never finish the series. 🙁
    sherry @ fundinmental My TT

  6. I don’t mind a cliffhanger unless the next book isn’t coming for like a year.
    I love the teaser. He’s already got me swooning. LOL
    My TT – http://fuonlyknew.com/2015/03/03/teaser-tuesdays-104-demon-energy/

  7. Haven’t heard of this one before – it looks intense. Great teasers!
    Here’s my TT for this week: http://justasecondblog.blogspot.com/2015/03/teaser-tuesdays-march-3-2015.html

  8. Oh my gosh I have been waiting for this book. The ending of The Winner’s Curse left me pining for this book. Thankfully, I think I’m getting it as a birthday gift, so I’ll not have to wait long to read it.

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