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Marie Rutkoski

Autor(a) de The Winner's Curse

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About the Author

Marie Rutkoski received a bachelor's degree from the University of Iowa and studied Shakespeare at Harvard University. She is a professor of English literature at Brooklyn College, where she teaches Renaissance drama, children's literature, and fiction writing. She is the author of The Winner's mostrar mais Trilogy, The Shadow Society, and the Kronos Chronicles. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos

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Obras por Marie Rutkoski

The Winner's Curse (2014) 1,815 exemplares
The Winner's Crime (2015) 897 exemplares
The Winner's Kiss (2016) 706 exemplares
The Cabinet of Wonders (2008) 668 exemplares
The Midnight Lie (2020) 471 exemplares
The Shadow Society (2012) 285 exemplares
The Celestial Globe (2010) 167 exemplares
Real Easy (2022) 162 exemplares
The Jewel of the Kalderash (1994) 100 exemplares
The Hollow Heart (2021) 98 exemplares
The Bridge of Snow (2014) 79 exemplares
The Winner's Curse: Chapters 1-5 (2013) 21 exemplares
The Winner's Trilogy #1-3 (2018) 1 exemplar

Associated Works

Who Done It? (2013) — Contribuidor — 135 exemplares
Kisses and Curses (2015) — Contribuidor — 86 exemplares
The Fierce Reads Anthology: Volume 2 (2012) — Contribuidor — 40 exemplares
The Stories: Five Years of Original Fiction on tor.com (2013) — Contribuidor — 38 exemplares


Conhecimento Comum



3.5 stars.

I loved the addition of Sid's POV, did wonders for her character development and the relationship with her mother and father was a highlight to the story.

Nirrim's POV fell flat for me, especially considering the dramatic stakes she was left in in book one. This time her story is one-dimensional in her focus on vengeance. Her reunion with Sid and the resolution to her drastic deal with the gods rang hollow and felt very rushed. And such a simple happy ending too, after Nirrim basically became a freaking war criminal... like, we're not gonna talk about that??

Glad I came for the Sid content, but this book needed about 200 more pages to feel more resolved.
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escapinginpaper | 2 outras críticas | May 18, 2024 |
escapinginpaper | 10 outras críticas | May 18, 2024 |
3.5 stars rounded up
I feel like there were too many characters, but I did like the story a lot!
Danielle.Desrochers | 6 outras críticas | Oct 10, 2023 |
In Nirrim's world, there are three types of people: the High Kith, Middlings, and Half Kith. She's one of the latter, the lowest caste, who live within the walled Ward, are highly policed and often punished, and have no opportunities to better themselves. When she is thrown into prison for returning a lost pet, she meets Sid, who is unlike anyone she's known before. For one thing, Sid is a traveler from another land. Nirrim's island country hardly ever sees foreigners, and the residents have long believed that there are no other people beyond the sea. Sid makes Nirrim feel all sorts of feelings that she's never felt before with just a bit of flirtatious banter. Moreover, Sid has the ability to get Nirrim out of prison -- and might be the key to all kinds of adventure, if Nirrim is brave enough to take hold of it.

This book has a very promising start, setting up an interesting world with complicated systems of magic and social structure. Nirrim and Sid are both fascinating characters, and their adventures are enjoyable to read. There were a couple of times something happened and it didn't get the full weight it needed in the writing -- for instance, a character hits Nirrim in the head with a lit lantern, and it barely gets a beat right at that moment, though there's plenty of commentary on the scar it leaves later. I also saw almost all of the twists coming a long time before they were revealed. However, my biggest problem is the ending, which seemed very dark and abrupt to me. I realized after finishing this book that there is a sequel, which presumably will lead to a better resolution. I will probably read it, in order to get a better understanding of what happened there at the end. So, my recommendation is to think of this as the first half of the story, and have the second book on hand.
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foggidawn | 10 outras críticas | Sep 6, 2023 |



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