Love List #3

It's been an interesting week. My mind has been full of AgentMatch (not one request so clearly my pitch isn't working), websites (I want to create my own soon but it's hard to know what's the best way), Fifty Shades of Grey (haven't read it, won't see the movie, but the reviews and articles about it have been interesting), and of course my own WIP writing (is it good? does it suck? I need more voice, etc etc etc).

I did read a really great book though. The Winner's Curse by Marie Rutkoski. It completely captivated me from start to finish.

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.

I can't wait to read the next book!
I also watched the first episode of Sherlock, starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman (Cumberman? Freebatch?) I loved it and would've already watched the rest if I didn't have so many books to read! Soon, Freebatch, soon.
What did you love this week? And if you want to make a love list of your own, let me know and I'll check it out. Let's spread the love!