Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Waiting On Wednesday: Cruel Beauty

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly blogging event hosted by Breaking the Spine, in which one spotlights an upcoming release they are eagerly anticipating.

This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection is:

Cruel Beauty

Title: Cruel Beauty
Author: Rosamund Hodge
Release Date: January 28, 2014
Summary (from Goodreads):

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.

Why I'm Looking Forward To It: Base a story on Beauty & the Beast, my favorite fairy tale, and it's a must-read book for me. While the character names are rather odd, this book has all the hallmarks of story I'll love - killer females, charming lords, and a castle of shifting magical rooms. Can't wait!

So what book are you waiting on?


  1. This book sounds awesome! I highly approve of this choice!

  2. Such a good looking cover and the book sounds really good. Great pick.
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  3. I love re-imaginings of old favorites. This one sounds great!

  4. I love retellings and the fact the characters name is Nyx makes it even more interesting! Great pick!

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  5. I love re-tellings and Beauty and the Beast is my fave too! Great pick!

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