All the amazing books are coming out in the next couple months, amiright? In particular, there are some great sequels and series enders coming out in February, many of which are on my most anticipated books of the year. So to prepare I am reareading the books in their series. As usually these are my audiobooks for the month. But here is my thoughts on these rereads....
The Winner's Trilogy by Marie Rutkowski
The Winner's Curse - (Amazon / Goodreads / Audible / My Review)
The Winner's Crime - (Amazon / Goodreads / Audible / My Review)
These books are so well-plotted with amazing plot twists and big reveals. One of the things I found really interesting the first time around is the amount of dramatic irony that came from seeing both sides of the story. I remember thinking how great it was that in a conflict you were rooting for both sides to win. But the second time around, while it was interesting to see that again, I did find myself kind of annoyed by the lack of communication and conflict that it caused. But I am really glad I reread it in preparation of the final book in the series. I think I could have gotten by without the refresher but it was fun to check back in with this world.
But as far as the audio goes, I didn't love it. So much of my enjoyment of an audiobook comes down to the narrator. Which is often a personal preference. Some of my favorite narrators could not work for you and vice versa. Unfortunately Justine Eyre, the narrator here, is not one of my favorites. She is just too breathy and raspy for my taste. Now sometimes that worked. I loved the way she varied the accents based on the cultures and I thought Arin's and the accents of the Herrani were fine, but her accent for Kestrel and the Valorians I did not enjoy. And so much pf what I love about this series is Kestrel so the fact that I hated the sound of her voice was problematic.
Have you read the The Winners Trilogy? Did you reread in preparation for their series conclusions? Have you done any rereads lately? What books? Do you like doing rereads or not? Tell me why. Thanks for stopping by and HAPPY READING!