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Thursday, May 14, 2015

Cover & Line Reveal of THE WINNER'S KISS + Giveaway!! | blog tour

Hello, all! Today I'm part of a very special, very neat blog tour called "In the Beginning . . ." It's for The Winner's Kiss, the final book in Marie Rutkoski's The Winner's Curse series, and in it, I and 5 other blogs will be revealing the first 6 series' of lines in the book, to give you a little teaser of what's to come. Many of you could probably guess that this is right up my alley, as I've mentioned numerous times that I will often decide what to read, or whether to buy a book, by opening it up and reading the first few lines; if it makes me want to keep reading, then I go with it. And if the first few lines are especially good, my excitement and expectation goes through the roof. I am a huge believer in the importance of first lines! (So this blog tour = kinda perfect for me.)

The cover was revealed on Bustle earlier this week, but I love you, so before we get to my lines, I'm including it here as well. I know this may seem like a silly thing to focus on, what with there being a badass sword, and all, but I love the font for this series!

Now, onto 'my' line;
His head was blessedly empty of stories then. War was coming. It was upon him.
I've gotta say, I got a pretty damn compelling set of lines to reveal. And I love the cadence; they would definitely make me inclined to keep going. How about you? You can keep going tomorrow, as the lines continue over on Supernatural Snark!

But until then, how's about you entertain yourself be entering this. . .

To celebrate the cover release for the final book in this series, Macmillan has offered up a hardcover copy of the previous book, The Winner's Crime, to one lucky reader, to help get you prepared for the final book!
Open to entrants in US/CAN only.
Ends May 22nd at 11:59pm EST.
Fill out the Rafflecopter to enter.
Please don't leave any personal information in the comments!
Good luck!
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Fantasy, 352 pages
Expected publication: March 1st 2016 by Farrar Straus & Giroux

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?

Find out more about the first two books by clicking their covers below:

See the rest of the lines at these fine blogs:
Tuesday, May 12th – Cuddlebuggery
Wednesday, May 13th – Love is Not a Triangle
Thursday, May 14th – The Book Rat (This is today. You are here. You should know this already, get with the program... ;P )
Friday, May 15th – Supernatural Snark
Saturday, May 16th – YA Bibliophile
Sunday, May 17th – Forever YA


  1. Cover is beautiful!!!! And is agree- I love the font. AND YOUR LINES. AAAAAHHHHH. I am dying.

  2. Love the line.
    For the cover, I kinda wish she was reaching for the Sword instead of her neck! It's growing on me, But I wanted Kestrel to be a bit more fierce for the finale. So pretty though! Both the UK and US are so pretty

    1. Agreed wholeheartedly! In the other two, she is physically holding a dagger/sword. This does seem like a step back.

  3. I love love love the cover for The Winner's Kiss!

  4. I'm so excited! I've only read Winner's Curse and I can't wait to own all three of them because they're so pretty together!

  5. Love the line. I can't wait to read this book. I loved the first two!

  6. I love the cover for this book, in fact all the covers are fantastic. I am a cover person. I have not gotten into the lines yet. I am sure a lot of the first few lines of a book are very compelling.

  7. The cover is beautiful! And the line, "It was upon him." Loved. It gives it a heavy, intense feel. :)

  8. I LOVE the cover, I think the dresses are beautiful!

  9. These teasers are making me so impatient for this book! I can't wait until next year! The dresses are GORGEOUS!

  10. I like the cover but don't love it! The expression on her face is a little weird and I really wished that they had done the sideways lettering like they did on the first book for the whole series that was my favorite part about the cover. It made it different and looked so cool!

  11. Nice line...makes me wonder what's happening in that moment.

  12. This book is going to be awesome!

  13. The covers of this series are all just gorgeous. And I'm right there with you- I love the font. And just the text-design of the books in general.
    Can't wait to read this one! Thanks for hosting the giveaway, Misty! ^^

  14. I love the cover of this book! I cannot wait to read it! It's going to be good~


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