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Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Waiting on Wednesday#150: BRIGHT SMOKE, COLD FIRE by Rosamund Hodge (YA)

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

This is where we get to 'spotlight' the 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!!!

by Rosamund Hodge
Expected release date: September 27th, 2016
Published by Balzer + Bray (HarperCollins)
Genre: Young Adult Fantasy/Re-telling
Format: Hardcover, eBook, Audiobook


When the mysterious fog of the Ruining crept over the world, the living died and the dead rose. Only the walled city of Viyara was left untouched.

The heirs of the city's most powerful - and warring - families, Mahyanai Romeo and Juliet Catresou share a love deeper than duty, honor, even life itself. But the magic laid on Juliet at birth compels her to punish the enemies of her clan - and Romeo has just killed her cousin Tybalt. Which means he must die. 

Paris Catresou has always wanted to serve his family by guarding Juliet. But when his ward tries to escape her fate, magic goes terribly wrong - killing her and leaving Paris bound to Romeo. If he wants to discover the truth of what happened, Paris must delve deep into the city, ally with his worst enemy... and perhaps turn against his own clan. 

Mahyanai Runajo just wants to protect her city - but she's the only one who believes it's in peril. In her desperate hunt for information, she accidentally pulls Juliet from the mouth of death - and finds herself bound to the bitter, angry girl. Runajo quickly discovers Juliet might be the one person who can help her recover the secret to saving Viyara. 

Both pairs will find friendship where they least expect it. Both will find that Viyara holds more secrets and dangers than anyone ever expected. And outside the walls, death is waiting. 

Why I'm waiting on BRIGHT SMOKE, COLD FIRE... 

First! It is a Romeo and Juliet retelling!!!
Yes, I'm one of those girls! But, I'm more into the whole tragedy of their story than the "romance" of it...

Next - I'm not sure, but rumor has it that their are necromancers? Reapers? Not zombies, but people are being brought back to the dead somehow... I am not a zombie person! I do NOT like the Walking Dead or anything zombie-like; but for some odd reason, this book intrigues me... 

And, lastly - I'm in love with Rosamund Hodge's writing!
Have you read Cruel Beauty??? A Beauty and the Beast fantasy retelling!
Have you read Crimson Bound??? An amazing rendition of Little Red Riding Hood!!!
You MUST!!!

SOOO, what are you waiting for???

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