Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Waiting On Wednesday: Bright Smoke, Cold Fire by Rosemund Hodge

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking The Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that I'm eagerly anticipating.

Bright Smoke, Cold Fire by Rosemund Hodge
September 27th 2016 by Balzer + Bray

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. . .

I already know this book is going to be amazing because Rosemund Hodge is a fantastic author. Her writing is so gorgeous and this being a Romeo and Juliet retelling makes me even more excited for it!

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  1. I can't wait for this one, either! Love the sound of a high fantasy Romeo & Juliet!

  2. Wow! Sounds like a great read! I hope you love it :)
    Danielle @ Life With Two Boys

  3. Is it bad the cover kinda creeping me out a bit? It doesn't sound like my cup of tea but I really hope you enjoy it. :)


    1. Maybe a little? But I love it! I definitely need to get it in hardcover when it comes out.

  4. I can't wait for this one! I love Hodge's books, so I'm sure this will be amazing. Beautiful cover!

  5. Wow! That cover is amazing. Going to check out the book now.
    Lauren @Lauren's Reading Obsession

  6. Romeo and Juliet always sound appealing.

  7. Ooh, a Romeo and Juliet retelling! Sign me up! Great pick! Adding this to my TBR. Thanks for sharing! Here's my WOW. Happy reading!

  8. That cover is so creepy! It does sound like it will be good though.
    Thanks for sharing!

    My WoW

  9. Oh yes, this looks great! I haven't read any of this author's books yet, but they all look so good!

  10. A Romeo and Juliet retelling! DD: Count me in! I already want to read this book even though I haven't read a book by this author before. Thanks so much for introducing this one to me :)


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