Blog Tour: What’s Your Winner’s Curse?

January 29, 2015 Blog Tour, Giveaway 18

WinnersCurse BlogTour


I am so freaking excited to be on this blog tour! I absolutely adored The Winner’s Curse. It was one of the first books I read in 2014 and it remains one of my favorites of the year (and just in general!) I was so please to find that The Winner’s Crime is just as amazing. The only problem? How am I supposed to wait for The Winner’s Kiss?!?!?

You can check out my review of The Winner’s Curse here. Also, I was on the blog tour for The Winner’s Curse and got a totally fabulous guest post from Marie Rutkoski about Bite and Sting, a game featured in the book. The coolest part? You can actually play the game online! Check out The Winner’s Trilogy website for more info.

For this tour each blogger was asked to respond to the following:

TheWinner’s Curse’ is an economics term that means you’ve gotten what you wanted – but at too high a price.  What would you pay too much for?

When thinking about this question some obvious “big” things came to mind: world peace, long and happy lives for my nieces and nephew, an end to hunger, etc… There are so many “big ticket” items I could talk about. However, I decided to think about things in a smaller way.

The first three things I thought of are things I would spend all my money on but they don’t actually exist:

  1. A magic bookshelf: This would be a bookshelf that would expand to fit my ever-growing collection of books. Like, every time I bought a new book there would be a space to put it on the right shelf without having to shift or remove any other books. I suppose my office would also have to be magic to accommodate such a shelf 🙂
  2. Teleportation: I would never miss a book event if I could only teleport.I could even hangout with all my bookish friends from across the country! How amazing would this be?!?
  3. Matching Covers: What if there were a way to get all books in a series to having matching covers after a cover change? For example, I adore Holly Black’s Curse Workers series. They changed the cover for each book. They’re all nice but I would pay big bucks to get books two and three with covers that match book one!

Finally I thought of something I would spend bookoo bucks on that actually exists in this world. Oddly, it’s not book related! One of my goals this year (and every year!) is to be healthier. What I wouldn’t give to have a personal chef and a personal trainer! I would eat so much healthier if someone else made my food for me! Also, if I have someone I’m paying to hold me accountable, I’d go to the gym regularly! Since it’s not possible to buy willpower, a chef and trainer are the next best thing!

Check out the rest of the tour stops here!

About the Book:

16069030Winning what you want may cost you everything you love

As a general’s daughter in a vast empire that revels in war and enslaves those it conquers, seventeen-year-old Kestrel has two choices: she can join the military or get married. But Kestrel has other intentions.

One day, she is startled to find a kindred spirit in a young slave up for auction. Arin’s eyes seem to defy everything and everyone. Following her instinct, Kestrel buys him—with unexpected consequences. It’s not long before she has to hide her growing love for Arin.

But he, too, has a secret, and Kestrel quickly learns that the price she paid for a fellow human is much higher than she ever could have imagined.

Set in a richly imagined new world, The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski is a story of deadly games where everything is at stake, and the gamble is whether you will keep your head or lose your heart.


Thanks to Macmillan, I have a finished copy of The Winner’s Crime for one lucky winner! US only. Must be 13 or older. Prize will be sent out after release day. Use the rafflecopter to enter.

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18 Responses to “Blog Tour: What’s Your Winner’s Curse?”

  1. Allie L

    I would pay too much for foooood 😀
    If its good, I want more. If people say it’s delicious and a must try, I want to try it. Or books. Never can have too many books heehee.

  2. Tiffany Holme

    I would pay too much to make sure my daughter had the happiness that I want for her. Like the ability to go the her College of choice and be successful in her career of choice.

  3. ReadiculousGirl

    I know that I already pay too much for books (no regrets there), but I would definitely do anything for my family, even if it mean paying a steep price like Kestrel had to.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  4. Christina R.

    I’d totally pay soooo much for a power like invisibility!! Awesome post!

    Also I’d pay a lot for traveling to see friends:)

    I have a US address but rafflecopter might show my location outside US because I’m doing a semester abroad

    thank you so very much 🙂

  5. Cassie H

    I agree, the magic bookshelf would be awesome. Other than that and books, I would pay too much for chocolate!

  6. Alexandra Soto

    A great pair of headphones. Of course I would do my research and find some that last a good while and sound amazing, but good headphones are suuuuuper expensive. Also a reading nook with a window seat.

  7. vero

    I pay too much for books, specially books like Harry Potter or classics I like, i want every beautiful cover in this world

  8. Michelle Lee

    I would pay too much for backpacking across Europe and Australia/ New Zealand. It’s been a dream of mine to do that someday! Thank you for this amazing chance. I loved The Winner’s Curse and am looking forward to The Winner’s Crime! 🙂

  9. Beth

    Definitely would pay too much for a trip to Europe; however if I broke it down and really thought about what I’d truly sacrifice everything for… undoubtably I would for my children. Always. Without question.

  10. Hannah Seward

    I would pay way too much on a ticket for an *NSYNC reunion concert… Like all the money. Should I hesitate to admit that? No shame!

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