Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday

This meme is hosted over at Breaking the Spine. This week, I'm waiting on:

Cruel Beauty
Goodreads Summary: Since birth, Nyx has been betrothed to the evil ruler of her kingdom—all because of a reckless bargain her father struck. And since birth, she has been training to kill him. 
Betrayed by her family yet bound to obey, Nyx rails against her fate. Still, on her seventeenth birthday, she abandons everything she’s ever known to marry the all-powerful, immortal Ignifex. Her plan? Seduce him, disarm him, 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. But even if she could bring herself to love her sworn enemy, could she refuse her duty to kill him?
Based on the classic fairy tale Beauty and the BeastCruel Beauty is a dazzling love story about our deepest desires and their power to change our destiny.
Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge - Why do I want to read this? Well.
A) That cover is positively dazzling
B) It's a re-telling of Beauty and the Beast, my favorite tale.
C) That summary is awesome.
Take your pick.
Release Date: January 28, 2014 


  1. This looks amazing - I don't think I've ever read a re-telling of Beauty and the Beast, also my favourite tale! :) Thank you so much for sharing this! And that cover is gorgeous!

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    1. You're welcome! I'm glad I could show it to you.

  2. I love re-tellings, and a re-telling of Beauty and the Beast? Even better! I can't wait for this, either. ^^

    1. I think so, too! The idea to twine the rose and the staircase was just brilliant.

  3. This sounds so cool it is definitely going on my list.

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  4. I'm excited for this one, too. I love fairy tale re-tellings and this one sounds amazing. I do love that cover, to. It's stunning. Great pick!
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    1. I know!!! I just want to stare at it all day. :D

  6. This looks so gorgeous! My favorite fairy tale is Cinderella but I think this one sounds very promising and it's good to try out some other fairy tales too.