Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday #109 - Cruel Beauty by Rosamind Hodge

Cruel Beauty
by Rosamind Hodge

Publication Date: January 28th 2014
Publisher: HarperTeen / 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)

I love fairy tale retellings!
Especially of Beauty and the Beast!

I am really excited to check this out. :)

What are you Waiting for this week???

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


  1. What is it about this book? It's everywhere :) I mean, it does sound great and the cover is really pretty...also, I love Beauty and the Beast :)

  2. This cover is gorgeous! I love how the rose is incorporated with the stairs.

  3. I'm excited for this one, too. I also love fairy tale re-tellings. And this cover is so gorgeous. Great pick!
    Natflix&Books' WoW

  4. I added this one to my TBR list this week just based on the cover. It's gorgeous!

    Liza’s WOW

  5. That cover...oh my! It is gorgeous. I would pick it up off the shelf for that reason alone.

    Thanks for sharing - it looks like something I would enjoy as well. I just added it to my 'want to read' shelf.

    Happy Reading!

    Crys (The Hodgenator)

    My WoW

  6. YES!! I was so close to choosing this one, because it sounds fabulous! Got to love retellings :)

    Fantastic WOW choice!

  7. Omg, that COVER! *_* I hadn't heard of this book yet but omg. I need it SO BAD now, lol. An awesome-sounding Beauty and the Beast retelling, yessss!! Fantastic pick this week, Christy!

    ~ Nikki @ There were books involved...

  8. I love retellings too! And this one definitely sounds brilliant. Plus that cover is gorgeous! This is so going on my TBR - great pick! :)

  9. I am still going strong on retellings -- just added this to my list!
    Thanks so much for stopping by! Jen @ YA Romantics

  10. YES YES YES YES CHRISTY! I cannot wait for this book! I love all fairytale retellings, but Beauty and the Beast is my all time favorite. I need it to be January:):):)

  11. I have seen this book around a lot lately and it seems good. Hope you get it soon and enjoy it! :)

  12. I think this cover is so gorgeous and of course I'm a sucker for fairy tale retellings so I definitely want to check this one out.


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