Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday #127: Cruel Beauty

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases.

Cruel Beauty
By: Rosamund Hodge
Release Date: January 28, 2014

"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" (Summary from

I'm so excited for Cruel Beauty! I love Beauty and the Beast and this sounds like a really good read.


  1. I LOVE this pick! I actually got it off edelweiss and I cannot wait to get to it. I adore anything Beauty and the Beast related!

  2. I've been seeing this book around so much lately and I really want to check it out as well :) Great pick!

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  3. That cover is so gorgeous. And I can never get enough fairy tale retellings.

  4. I'm dying to get my hands on this one! I'll read any retelling of Beauty & the Beast. Excellent pick!

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  5. I have seen this book around lately, great pick.
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    Xoxo. Daisel @ Owl Always Be Reading


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