Book: The Winner’s Crime by Marie Rutkoski

21469060The Winner’s Crime by Marie Rutkoski

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
Publish Date: March 3, 2015
Series: The Winner’s Trilogy (Book 2)
ISBN-13: 978-0374384708
Genre: Fiction – Young Adult, Fantasy

Synopsis: The engagement of Lady Kestrel to Valoria’s crown prince means one celebration after another. But to Kestrel it means living in a cage of her own making. As the wedding approaches, she aches to tell Arin the truth about her engagement…if she could only trust him. Yet can she even trust herself? For—unknown to Arin—Kestrel is becoming a skilled practitioner of deceit: an anonymous spy passing information to Herran, and close to uncovering a shocking secret.

As Arin enlists dangerous allies in the struggle to keep his country’s freedom, he can’t fight the suspicion that Kestrel knows more than she shows. In the end, it might not be a dagger in the dark that cuts him open, but the truth. And when that happens, Kestrel and Arin learn just how much their crimes will cost them. Continue reading

Media Mondays: The YA Genre In A Grown Up World

Happy 4th of July everyone! What’s a better way to spend this holiday than with a few words and a giveaway? More after the article.

2011 has been a fantastic year for the Young Adult(YA) Genre. For those of you who do not know YA is literature written for, published for, or marketed to adolescents and young adults, targeted towards ages 14 to 21. Some may even say YA is for anyone that is age twelve and up. While the YA genre contains the fundamental elements of other genres; character, plot, setting, and such, common elements to other genres of fiction, theme and style appeal to the young reader.

But that is no longer the case.

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