Jul 17, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday (42)

Waiting on Wednesday
is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine
 that showcases upcoming releases 
that people are very much anticipating.

In case you didn't get it from the name of this blog, I'm a HUGE fan of all things Beauty and the Beast. So when a retelling comes along it goes straight on my TBR list. This book is no exception, AND it has a gorgeous cover. I just wish it came out sooner so I can read it right now! *cries*

Title: Cruel Beauty
Author: Rosamund Hodge
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Publishing Date: January 28, 2014
Pages: 336
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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.

What are you drooling over waiting on this week?


  1. Everything about this one screams me haha. I LOVE books like this, and the romance sounds so amazing. A definite TBR add :)

    My Waiting on Wednesday

  2. I'm with Alise, this sounds amazing! I definitely need this is my life. Thank you for sharing :D

  3. Great pick. Thanks for sharing :)



  4. I have seen this a lot the past weeks. Great Pick :)

  5. I really want to read this book as well. If you didn't know this is up on Edelweiss :)

    My WoW

  6. I need, I want, I must have! Totally agree with this pick!
    My WoW

  7. i'm impatiently waiting for this one too! yay for beauty and the beast retellings :)

    my WoW

    -michelle @ Michelle & Leslie's Book Picks

  8. Gotta love that cover! At first I really didn't like it, but when I realized what it actually is I started liking it! Also, though I have never read the original story, I like the retellings I have read a lot! Have fun reading it once you have it!

  9. I'm definitely excited for this one, too. That cover is stunning and fairy tale re-tellings are always fun. Great pick!
    Natflix&Books' WoW

  10. Super duper excited for this one. It was my WOW last week. Gorgeous cover and amazing synopsis! Thanks for stopping by!

  11. Great pick! I'm also really excited about this cover and who wouldn't be? Beauty and the Beast retelling plus epic cover, I'm sold :)

    -Mari @ The Sirenic Codex

  12. I really want to read this one too-gorgeous cover, fairy tale retelling, what's not to like?


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