Tuesday, June 25, 2013

{Waiting on Wednesday} #39 Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill over at Breaking the Spine.

This week I'm waiting on.....

Cruel Beauty
Author: Rosamund Hodge
Release Date: January 28, 2014
by, Balzer & Bray
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 Beast, Cruel Beauty is a dazzling love story about our deepest desires and their power to change our destiny.{Goodreads}
Woah, first things first. Can you believe the last WOW post I had on the blog was in February!!? Freaking February!! Sorry guys! I am trying!! D:

Now....HOLY FREAKING COW!!!!!!!!!! Look at that lovely cover!! I would be lying if I said that the cover wasn't what drew me into putting this lovely on my TBR. Nope...the cover is so pretty!!! It is so gorgeous! I mean LOOK! I could seriously stare at it all day. Its designers like that I hope to be like one day! 

So, the cover...absolutely breathtaking. The synopsis (after I could finally peel my eyes away from the cover and actually read what the book was about) hooked, lined, and sinker-ed me! Wow. Belle is my favorite princess (who wouldn't love a princess who had a *uhem* IN HOUSE LIBRARY THE SIZE OF GODZILLA!!). ;D I love the tale of Beauty and the Beast. (even if the Disney prince isn't as appealing as the others)...that WAS kind of the whole point! This spin on the classic tale sounds absolutely amazing! I SO can't wait to get my paws on this one! 

What about you?
  What are you waiting on this week?
      Leave your links in the comments!
  Have a great day!! Happy Wednesdays!!


  1. So TRUE! GReat cover! It actually took me a second glance to realize what was on it :) And the story sounds like a reeeeaaaly good retelling, too! Thanks so much for sharing!

  2. This one sounds amazing, I'm actually not a MASSIVE lover of the cover, I overlooked it before this, but after reading the synopsis I am hooked. I love ANY fairytale, and fairytale retellings are soe of my fave books, and this sounds dark and thrilling and romantic and wow!

    Great pick, I'm a new follower!

    My WoW

  3. OMG what a beautiful cover! I'm in love with it. :) Added to my TBR list, thanks for sharing!

    Andrea K. @ Books and Bindings
    Waiting on Wednesdays

  4. Oooo...this sounds interesting! I've not heard of it before but I think it needs to be added to the TBR list!

    Sandy @ Somewhere Only We Know


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