Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Waiting on Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that I can't wait for.

This week I'm waiting on:

Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge

Cruel Beauty

by Rosamund Hodge

Publishing Date: Jan. 28th, 2013

From Goodreads:
Graceling meets Beauty and the Beast in this sweeping fantasy about one girl's journey to fulfill her destiny and the monster who gets in her way-by stealing her heart.

Based on the classic fairy tale Beauty and the Beast, Cruel Beauty is a dazzling love story about our deepest desires and their power to change our destiny.

Since birth, Nyx has been betrothed to the evil ruler of her kingdom-all because of a foolish bargain struck by her father. And since birth, she has been in training to kill him.

With no choice but to fulfill her duty, Nyx resents her family for never trying to save her and hates herself for wanting to escape her fate. Still, on her seventeenth birthday, Nyx abandons everything she's ever known to marry the all-powerful, immortal Ignifex. Her plan? Seduce him, destroy his enchanted castle, and break the nine-hundred-year-old curse he put on her people.

But Ignifex is not at all what Nyx expected. The strangely charming lord beguiles her, and his castle-a shifting maze of magical rooms-enthralls her.

As Nyx searches for a way to free her homeland by uncovering Ignifex's secrets, she finds herself unwillingly drawn to him. Even if she could bring herself to love her sworn enemy, how can she refuse her duty to kill him? With time running out, Nyx must decide what is more important: the future of her kingdom, or the man she was never supposed to love.


  1. Finally have this pre-ordered. There are so many amazing books coming out recently I'm just looking forward to sharing my wishlist to my family :-P.

    Great pick,

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  2. Ha! Yes, there are a lot of good ones coming out :D

  3. I can't wait to read this one! It sounds so great!

  4. Me either! I love Beauty and the Beast retelling :)

  5. Wow, this sounds spectacular. I love fairy-tale retellings, and this one sounds like it has a great twist on Beauty and the Beast! And that cover is gorgeous.

    - Kritika @Snowflakes and Spider Silk

  6. Exactly my reasons for wanting to read this :)


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