Waiting on Wednesday #40: Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly feature created by Jill at Breaking the Spine. This is where you showcase an upcoming release you're anxiously awaiting!

This week, I'm waiting on:
Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge.

Expected Publication: January 28, 2014
by: Balzer & Bray.

Goodreads Blurb:
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 BeastCruel Beauty is a dazzling love story about our deepest desires and their power to change our destiny.

Why I'm excited:
A magical Beauty and the Beast retelling? THAT COVER? I needs.

What are you waiting on this week?


  1. This book does sound extremely awesome! I'm so excited for it!
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  2. What a great cover! I love the last line in the synopsis too!

  3. I added this book a few weeks ago on my TBR list. I can't wait to read it :)

    Great pick!

    Mikki @A Bookish Escape

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  4. I'm so excited for Cruel Beauty too! I love that it's inspired by Beauty and the Beast, and cannot wait to check this one out. Great pick. :)

  5. Oooo, I just got this one from Edelweiss! I hope you do as well! The cover is super gorgeous, it's a retelling, there is romance... sounds so good! :D

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  6. Yup, the cover is a killer and the book looks like one too!! And I love re-tellings.


I'd love to hear what you think!