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Wednesday, October 2, 2013
"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.


My selection for this week is:


Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge

Release date: January 28, 2014
Publisher: Balzer & Bray

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.

I love a good fairytale retelling and the summary plus the comparison to Graceling is really making me excited for this release. 

8 comments:

Sharon ObsessionwithBooks said...

This sounds so good! I'm keen to read it as well.

Sharon – Obsession with Books

Rachel Ann said...

Just added this to my TBR list. I love fairy tale retelling! Thanks for sharing!

Jaime said...

It really does!

Jaime said...

Awesome. Thank you for commenting.

Lauren @ Love is not a triangle said...

I am completely DYING to read this book. It's sitting on my kindle, but I'm trying to hold off for a little closer to release. Fantastic choice!

Jaime said...

Yep I hope it's as good as it sounds. January seems so far away..

Ellen Alwaysyaatheart said...

I haven't heard of this before, but it sound really good.

the NerdHerd said...

This sounds really interesting! I love fairytale retellings, especially Beauty and the Beast ones!

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday: Waiting On Cruel Beauty

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.


My selection for this week is:


Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge

Release date: January 28, 2014
Publisher: Balzer & Bray

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.

I love a good fairytale retelling and the summary plus the comparison to Graceling is really making me excited for this release. 

8 comments:

  1. Just added this to my TBR list. I love fairy tale retelling! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Awesome. Thank you for commenting.

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  2. I am completely DYING to read this book. It's sitting on my kindle, but I'm trying to hold off for a little closer to release. Fantastic choice!

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    1. Yep I hope it's as good as it sounds. January seems so far away..

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  3. I haven't heard of this before, but it sound really good.

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  4. This sounds really interesting! I love fairytale retellings, especially Beauty and the Beast ones!

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