Did I read a different book?

The Winner's Curse (Winner's Trilogy, #1) - Marie Rutkoski

Base on some of ther reviews on Goodreads I am beginning to think I read a different book.  I was fooled into believing I was in store for a YA fantasy with intrigure, politics, action, advenutre, you know all the good stuff in fantasies.  Well that is not what I got.  I got nothing more than a love story...with very little action.  It wasn't JUST that is was a love story it was one where people stared at each other and swooned from afar.  It just wasn't interesting.


What kept me reading?  The writing.  The writing is fantastic.  The writing is what kept me going and what prompted three stars.  Because in the end it isn't that the book is bad, the author did a fabulous job telling the story with beautiful prose, it just wasn't very exciting.  Well it eventually got exciting but 3/4 of the book was over by then and it was just too late.


If you are looking solely for a  YA romance this is for you.  If you wanted something with action, this is not for you.


A beautiful book but not for me.