Launching Marie Rutkoski's The Winner's Crime

Book One of Marie Rutkoski's Winner's trilogy, The Winner's Curse, was an immediate favorite among McNally Jackson readers upon its release in early 2014, and we are delighted to be hosting Marie to celebrate The Winner's Crime

Marie will be appearing in conversation with her fellow YA genius Sarah Rees Brennan, author of The Demon's Lexicon trilogy and the Unspoken series.  

If you are unable to attend the event, you can order a signed & personalized copy of The Winners Crime here

A royal wedding is what most girls dream about. It means one celebration after another: balls, fireworks, and revelry until dawn. But to Kestrel it means living in a cage of her own making. As the wedding approaches, she aches to tell Arin the truth about her engagement: that she agreed to marry the crown prince in exchange for Arin’s freedom. But can Kestrel trust Arin? Can she even trust herself? For Kestrel is becoming very good at deception. She’s working as a spy in the court. If caught, she’ll be exposed as a traitor to her country. Yet she can’t help searching for a way to change her ruthless world . . . and she is close to uncovering a shocking secret. This dazzling follow-up to The Winner’s Curse reveals the high price of dangerous lies and untrustworthy alliances. The truth will come out, and when it does, Kestrel and Arin will learn just how much their crimes will cost them. 

Marie Rutkoski is the author of The Winner's Curse, The Shadow Society, and the Kronos Chronicles, which includes The Cabinet of Wonders. She is a professor at Brooklyn College and lives in New York City. Learn more about her at



Event date: 

Wednesday, March 4, 2015 - 6:00pm

Event address: 

52 Prince St
10012-3309 New York