Waiting on Wednesday: The Winner's Crime by Marie Rutkoski and Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

I am so excited about these two WOW picks!!! Both are YA fantasy. Tell me what you think...

The Winner's Crime (The Winner's Trilogy, #2)The Winner's Crime 
(The Winner's Trilogy #2)
by Marie Rutkoski
YA Fantasy
Hardcover, 416 pages
March 3rd 2015 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)


Book two of the dazzling Winner's Trilogy is a fight to the death as Kestrel risks betrayal of country for love.

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.

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Red Queen (Red Queen, #1)Red Queen
(Red Queen Trilogy #1)
Victoria Aveyard
YA Fantasy
Hardcover, 320 pages
February 10th 2015 by Orion


A thrilling new fantasy trilogy for fans of DIVERGENT and THE HUNGER GAMES.

The poverty stricken Reds are commoners, living under the rule of the Silvers, elite warriors with god-like powers.

To Mare Barrow, a 17-year-old Red girl from The Stilts, it looks like nothing will ever change.

Mare finds herself working in the Silver Palace, at the centre of
those she hates the most. She quickly discovers that, despite her red blood, she possesses a deadly power of her own. One that threatens to destroy Silver control.

But power is a dangerous game. And in this world divided by blood, who will win?

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Are either of these on your can't-wait-to-read list?


  1. I already read Red Queen, it's awesome! :D

  2. I didn't really like the first Winner trilogy book so I'm not going onto the second, but I definitely want to read Red Queen! I'm already on the waiting list at the library for when it comes out :)

  3. I'm really looking forward to reading both books. And the covers are just amazing.

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  4. Both of the books are on my TBR, though I still need to read The Winner's Curse.

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  5. I've yet to read The Winner's Curse, but The Red Queen is on my TBR!! Looking forward to it.

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  6. Lisa Mandina1/28/15, 8:27 AM

    The Red Queen was soooo good! I finally got a copy of the Winner's Curse, so I will have to get that read soon.

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