Sunday, February 7, 2016

Blog Tour: The Winner's Kiss by Marie Rutkoski!

We are so excited to be participating in the Winner's Kiss blog tour hosted by Fierce Reads!!  For our stop we get to talk about our favorite kiss! 

What book is your favorite literary kiss in?
I would have to say Shatter Me by Tahreh Mafi. I read this book back in 2011, and when I was asked about a hot kiss for this post, that book immediately came to mind.  Mafi definitely left an impression on me with her kissing scenes.

Who is kissing?
The two main characters in the story Juliette Ferrars and Adam Kent have some pretty intense moments in that book, but it all stays very YA appropriate. :)

Why is it your favorite?
Well first off Juliette and Adam were an absolute perfect pair. Aside from their pretty steamy moments, there was some beautiful dialog and yes … their hot as HALE kisses. I remember having to wipe the steam from my glasses. Most importantly though, it was nice to see these two characters who knew and cared for each other long before the story even began come together and start a very intense journey, so it's logical that their romance would be pretty memorable.

We have to share our love of this series and to go along with this tour Fierce Reads is letting us send a kiss to a friend!  So Emily you have been kissed!!  We hope you enjoy!

The Winner's Kiss (The Winner's Trilogy, #3)The Winner's Kiss by Marie Rutkoski
Publisher: Farrar Straus & Giroux
Release Date:March 29th, 2016
Purchase: Amazon
War has begun. Arin is in the thick of it with untrustworthy new allies and the empire as his enemy. Though he has convinced himself that he no longer loves Kestrel, Arin hasn’t forgotten her, or how she became exactly the kind of person he has always despised. She cared more for the empire than she did for the lives of innocent people—and certainly more than she did for him.

At least, that’s what he thinks.

In the frozen north, Kestrel is a prisoner in a brutal work camp. As she searches desperately for a way to escape, she wishes Arin could know what she sacrificed for him. She wishes she could make the empire pay for what they’ve done to her.

But no one gets what they want just by wishing.

As the war intensifies, both Kestrel and Arin discover that the world is changing. The East is pitted against the West, and they are caught in between. With so much to lose, can anybody really win?
About the Author:
 Marie Rutkoski is the author of The Kronos Chronicles, including The Cabinet of Wonders and The Celestial Globe. The Cabinet of Wonders, her debut novel, was named an Indie Next Kids’ List Great Read and a Bank Street Best Children’s Book of the Year, among other honors. Rutkoski grew up in Bolingbrook, Illinois (a suburb of Chicago), as the oldest of four children. She attended the University of Iowa, where she took Writers’ Workshop classes and studied with Pulitzer Prize-winner James Alan McPherson. After graduating, she lived in Moscow and Prague. Upon receiving her Ph.D. from Harvard University, she held dual appointments as a lecturer there in both English and American Literature and Language, and History and Literature. Rutkoski is currently a professor at Brooklyn College, where she teaches Renaissance Drama, children’s literature and creative writing. She lives in New York City with her husband and cat. 

Don't forget to check out the other amazing blogs joining in the kissing fun!  Click here to see a list of participating blogs.


  1. Oh my God! I can't wait for this book!! And yes, that kiss was so amazing!
    Lovely post! Have a great day!

  2. I agree with Juliette and Adam having great chemistry and kisses :-) I'm so anxious to read this last book, and I hope that it's epic!

  3. I've heard so much about this book. I'll have to read it for myself some day :)

    Majanka @ I Heart Reading.