"Waiting on Wednesday" is a weekly event hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.
What is this blogger highly anticipating?
by Rosamund Hodge
January 22th, 2014
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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.
Why the Anticipation, Monica?This cover did what every cover out there should do: it drew me in immediately. Before looking up the synopsis I knew this would be a Beauty and the Beast re-telling and Belle being one of my favorite Disney princesses made me want to figure out more about this book. The plot line sounds amazing, the pretense feels amazing, the cover looks amazing. Everything about Nyx's draws me in and I'm so so very excited.