Ha ha ha okay, so I got rid of the book before I could write this part because I’m dumb and forgot that I was writing a post on it. I’m sorry. I do remember some of the things he did though, so I’m going to make a list ( because we all love lists ). There will probably be big spoilers in this part, so feel free to skip over.
- Fell in love with a girl after two conversations
- Basically sacrificed the lives of his people, every single one of them, because he wanted her to be happy
- Stole a book and got caught, something that could have completely compromised his mission
- Killed the leader of the resistance
- Gave Kestrel keys to things
- Showed one of the people he was supposed to be outsmarting, how smart he was just to prove a point
- Like shit, if you’re trying to drag down an empire using stealth – you keep that intelligence to yourself not announce it to the people you’re trying to destroy
- Worried more about his ‘true love’ hating him, than dealing with the fact that he was now a huge part of a resistance that could cost people their lives
- Main character doesn’t give a shit about slaves, except this one who she thinks is cute
- There is nothing that talks about how badly the slaves are treated. Slavery is something that should be handled carefully, but that doesn’t mean you mention it a couple of times, but then completely disregard the implications of the word.
- The friendship values in this seem fickle. Sure she cares for her friend, but really, is it anything more than superficial? In a great deal of the scenes, the connection seems forced.
So have you read the Winners Curse? If you have, and you loved it – I’m really very sorry. Me and the book just didn’t mesh very well ( as you can tell ). It had huge potential though, so I could definitely see a glint of why people might like it!