A Kiss is Just a Kiss – The Winner’s Kiss Blog Tour

Posted January 13, 2016 by Andi in Blog Tour / 4 Comments


I’m so excited to be a stop on The Winner’s Kiss blog tour. Admittedly I got into the series late but the love for it is strong. And it will be out in stores before we know it!

Anyway for the tour we were asked a really important question. A question that basically took me like .99999 seconds to answer in my head. And If you know me and you know the question it probably took you just as long to think of the answer.


photo credit to Gail
photo credit to Gail

Like I would pick anything other than Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins! That book is everything to me. The Paris setting, the characters, the romance, the friendship. It has everything and the kiss…oh that kiss! Gail was kind enough to take a picture of the location when she went to Paris and I smile just looking at it!


Only the BEST couple to ever grace the pages of a book, Anna and Etienne. I mean seriously the swoon is so real. They have such a familiarity between them it is hard to not fall in love with both of them and the kiss.



I have read  the book 11 times and that scene like 9 million times. I swoon every time I read it. The dialogue is so perfect and spot on. The scene is everything I want for a kiss in a book. Basically Stephanie nailed it 110%. Excuse me while I run off and read it again.




The only kiss that is important to me in The Winner’s Kiss starts with an Arin and ends with a Kestrel. After the The Winner’s Crime I need some serious Kestrel and Arin time.

Which kiss is you favorite literary kiss?


A Kiss is Just a Kiss – The Winner’s Kiss Blog TourThe Winner's Kiss (The Winner's Trilogy, #3) by Marie Rutkoski
Series: The Winner's Trilogy
Published by Farrar Straus & Giroux
Published: March 29th 2016
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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 Marie Rutkoski

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.



Macmillan is also kind enough to offer the people on the blog tour the chance to send a a copy of The Winner’s Curse to someone that would love to start the series. My friend is Jen (who I was lucky enough to get to meet in person this past weekend at ALA!). Hope you enjoy the series Jen!

Curious what other literary kisses have made the cut? Follow the blog tour below and find out if your favorite is someone elses!


The Winner’s Curse REVIEW
The Winner’s Crime REVIEW

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