The Winner's Curse
by Marie Rutkoski
An aristocratic girl who is a member of a warmongering and enslaving empire purchases a slave, an act that sets in motion a rebellion that might overthrow her world as well as her heart.
I love that Kestrel isn't a warrior but she uses her strategy trained mind to challenge the status quo. The world-building and writing are also a cut above the rest.
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