Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine. It features each blogger's most anticipated books. I keep forgetting about this crazy fun meme and thought I'd get back into the groove of it. This week, my pick (and most likely on everyone's I-NEED-THIS-NOW-Wishlist) is THE WINNER'S KISS (The Winner's Trilogy #3) by Marie Rutkoski.
"War has begun. Arin is in the thick of it, with the East as his ally and the empire as his enemy. He’s finally managed to dismiss the memory of Kestrel, even if he can’t quite forget her. Kestrel turned into someone he could no longer recognize: someone who cared more for the empire than for the lives of innocent people—and certainly more than she cared for him. At least, that’s what he thinks.
But far north lies a work camp where Kestrel is a prisoner. Can she manage to escape before she loses herself? As the war intensifies, both Kestrel and Arin discover unexpected roles in battle, terrible secrets, and a fragile hope. The world is changing. The East is pitted against the West, and Kestrel and Arin are caught between. In a game like this, can anybody really win? "
Why I Can't Wait: After the freaking cliffhanger to end all cliffhangers in THE WINNER'S CRIME, I'm both dying, desperate, and a little dreading to see what happens next. How will it all end? Some people have been complaining about how "cheesy" the title is, but I personally love it. It gives me hope in a world where there is very little hope. Please have a HEA, PLEASE!
Expected publication: March 1st 2016 by Farrar Straus & Giroux