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The Winner's Crime: The Winner's Trilogy, Book 2

By Carrie R. Wheadon, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

More palace intrigue, less war in winning sequel.

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There's something to this formula for star-crossed lovers: The harder it is for them to be together, the more gripping the love story. In THE WINNER'S CRIME, it's hard to think of a worse situation for Arin and Kestral. Each one of their rendezvous is fraught with tension, especially the last one. The climactic scene is perfectly laid out in clues throughout the novel with the secret room and Kestral's father's watch. Well played.

Occasionally pieces of the story don't fit together quite as neatly -- it takes too long to get to the connection between the dress and the water engineer. And sometimes there are a few too many coincidences, such as Arin's connection to just the right escaped slave. But it all serves to tell the story of a very unlucky couple whom readers will still desperately be rooting for in the final installment.

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