Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Waiting On Wednesday: Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking The Spine, it spotlights upcoming releases that we are dying to read.

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.

Expected publication: January 28th 2014 by Balzer & Bray

What are you waiting on? 


  1. sounds great, hope you get to read it soon.

  2. MAGEN I demand you read this the moment it comes out! I just finished it last week and OMG pure perfection! It was so beautiful and wonderful and my second favorite book of 2013. GAHH its just so good and pretty and *hugs the book*

  3. This sounds so good! I'm desperate to get my hands on a copy too. Great pick!

    My WoW

  4. YAY! After hearing Teresa flail about this one, I am really excited to get to it too!!! Great pick Magen!

  5. I have this one and will read it soon. Was lucky enough to get an ARC.

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