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Wednesday, 4 December 2013

Waiting on Wednesday: Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge

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

This week Chrissie has a "can't-wait-to-read" selection for you:

Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge

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.

6 comments:

Kate @ Kates Book Life said...

Love this cover and I also love the sound of the story. Thanks for sharing :)

Shane Morgan said...

Cool pick this week. Happy Wednesday :)

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Reviews from a Book Worm said...

This looks like such a great read! I got an earc and am very excited to start it! My WoW.

Jessica @ a GREAT read said...

Ooh nice! Seeing a LOT of this one! I cannot wait to read it! I requested an earc like 3 times and was rejected each time as well. Edelweiss really doesn't seem to like me like Netgalley does! Oh well! January isn't too far away now!

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The Reading Nook Reviews said...

I've heard really good things from people who've read the ARC, so yay! :)

I hope you get to read it soon!

-Jess


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S. Huston said...

Oh wow, this sounds AMAZING!! I'm so glad you posted about it!

S.Huston @ Head In The Clouds

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