Wednesday 3 July 2013

Waiting on Wednesday

"Waiting On Wednesday" is a weekly event, originally started by Jill at Breaking the Spine , that highlights upcoming book releases everyone is waiting on...hence the title. This week's pick is Cruel Beauty by Rosamunde Hodge. Here's the synopsis:
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.
Let's face it, I don't even care what this book is about as I'd buy it for the beautiful cover alone but the fact that it's a Beauty and the Beast retelling (which FYI is my favourite Disney film EVER) solidifies this for me as a MUST BUY.  Nuff said.

Cruel Beauty is published on 28th January, 2014.


  1. Love the look of this one-I adore fairy tale retellings so this is right up my alley!

  2. Great choice, this one is on my wishlist and I can't wait to read it. Can't believe we have to wait until January to do so!