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Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Waiting On Wednesday #67: CRUEL BEAUTY by Rosamund Hodge (YA)

"Waiting On Wednesday" is a weekly meme hosted by  Breaking the Spine. 

This is were we get to 'spotlight' books that we are anxiously waiting to be released! The ones that we are dying to get our hands on and read into the wee hours of the night and, quite possibly, to make our shelves look all pretty too :)

What I'm waiting on... 

by Rosamund Hodge
Expected release date: January 28th, 2014
Published by: Balzer + Bray (HarperTeen)
Genre: Young Adult Fantasy, Fairy-tale Retelling and Romance
Format: Hardcover, eBook


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.

Why I'm waiting for CRUEL BEAUTY...


It is a fantasy novel being compared to GRACELING!!!
And I LOVED that book to pieces!!! 
PLUS, a love story! With a beast!!! 

I have very high expectations about all of this!
Can't wait to read it!!!

SO, what are you waiting for???


  1. This book is really amazing! And very unexpected. I loved the fantasy bits, and there's so much complexity. Hope you love it as much as I did.
    Great pick :)

    My WoW

  2. I won a copy of Graceling, so I'm excited to see what all the fuss is about! And this one looks really, really good ... I love that it's a retelling of Beauty and the Beast!

  3. This is one that I am really excited to read! Great pick.

    Jenea @ Books Live Forever's WoW

  4. I NEED TO BUY GRACELING!! Just to see what all the hype is about. I actually haven't picked it up before because I never really read fantasy, but it turns out after reading a few fantasy novels lately that I cannot get enough!! I actually was very hesitant about Cruel Beauty because I saw a few meh reviews about it, and it's Beauty and The Beast (my absolute fav fairytale) and I don't want to read anything meh about Beauty and the Beast. However, in the past week, I've seen a lot more raving reviews about it, so I'm definitely planning on picking up a copy of this one ASAP!! Great pick Margie :)

    My WoW

  5. Excellent pick! This books seems much anticipated, I really hope it lives up to all the hype! Thank you so much for sharing!

  6. All summer I enjoyed cozy mysteries but this winter I am reading as many fairy tale retellings as I can.
    I will add this to my list.


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