By: Marie Rutkoski
The Winner’s Trilogy #1 | 355 Pages | Pub. 2014
Another Monday, another mini review! This time from our buddy read.
Recommended for: Insta-love fans and those who are not angered easily
He knew the law of such things: people in brightly lit places cannot see into the dark.
I love this buddy read. We are having tons of fun – even though I don’t think any of us love these books. As far as YA fantasies go, this is not going to be one of my favorite series. The world building and writing are solid. I have no issues there. The problem that I have is that I can’t connect with any of the characters. Kestrel is smart and I want to fangirl over her so much, but then she will do something that is so oblivious to the world. She doesn’t understand why the slaves would revolt or have issue with the fact that… you know, her dad TOOK OVER THEIR COUNTRY AND ENSLAVED THEM… Really Kestrel?
The other thing that killed my desire to read these is the insta-love. It’s ridiculous. Arin is aloof and impossible to connect with so Kestrel and his relationship comes out of nowhere.
We will see where the rest of this series takes us, but regardless we are having fun in the buddy read, including some ridiculous Ronan mini fan fic – coming in my next review…
Have you read The Winner’s Curse? Let us know what you thought in the comments!