Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday #2: Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge

Im pretty new at this, only posted once before, but I think Ill give it another go! WoW is a meme by Breaking the Spine, and this week I am anxiously waiting on Cruel Beauty. I love Beauty and the Beast retellings, and I just cant wait to read this. Wont be out until January, but I can wait! I think.... But hey, I just love that cover, and it should keep me pacified! -drools-

Cruel Beauty

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.

What are you waiting to read?

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Laura @Bookish Treasures said...

I haven't heard of this before but it sounds amazing :)

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Anonymous said...

Yep, that cover really is something special! I am so excited for this, the names sound so amazing and I love fairytale retellings!

Great pick :)

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