Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Book Review: The Winner's Kiss

TITLE: The Winner's Kiss
Book 3 in the Winner's Trilogy
AUTHOR: Marie Rutkoski
PUBLISHED: March 29th, 2016
GENRE: Fantasy
PREMISE: The story that began in The Winner's Curse comes to a close.
MY REVIEW: The Winner's trilogy has been fun to read these past few years. But like all good things, it must come to end. This ending...I have mixed feelings about. There's nothing really wrong with it. In fact, I do think the author brought all the story lines to a satisfying conclusion.
It's just the beginning part that gives me pause. Particularly I don't understand what purpose the amnesia subplot served. That felt like a tacked on story line the author started with and then quickly realized wasn't worth her time and dropped half way through. In which case, I wonder why she included it at all. It was just a stalling plot point that didn't really serve any purpose. If it wasn't for that silly subplot...I'd be giving this a much higher rating.
Because other then that, the rest of the book was great. It was a conclusion that made sense for the world built and the characters involved. Other then the needless amnesia plot and slightly stalled middle part, this was a good ending to a good trilogy.
WHO SHOULD READ: Those that read and loved the first two books, dark fantasy fans, political intrigue fans
MY RATING: Four out of Five maps

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