Waiting on Wednesday #52 – Bright Smoke, Cold Fire by Rosamund Hodge

Posted May 18, 2016 by Lillian in Features / 50 Comments

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Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we are all eagerly anticipating.

This week I’m waiting on Bright Smoke, Cold Fire by Rosamund Hodge. I love this author’s ability to tell a gripping story. Her other books have hooked me immediately. Her twists on fairy tales is unlike any I’ve ever read. So when I caught the blurb for her newest book, I instantly added to to my TBR shelf. A twist on Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet?! Yes please!!!

Waiting on Wednesday #52 – Bright Smoke, Cold Fire by Rosamund HodgeBright Smoke, Cold Fire by Rosamund Hodge
Published by Balzar + Bray on 2016-09-27
Length: 448 pages

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. . .

About Rosamund Hodge

Rosamund Hodge grew up as a homeschooler in Los Angeles, where she spent her time reading everything she could lay hands on, but especially fantasy and mythology. She got a BA in English from the University of Dallas and an MSt in Medieval English from Oxford, and she now lives in Seattle with seven toy cats and a plush Cthulhu.

What are you not-so-patiently waiting on this Wednesday?

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50 responses to “Waiting on Wednesday #52 – Bright Smoke, Cold Fire by Rosamund Hodge

  1. Ruzaika

    I’m yet to read a book by Rosamund Hodge, but this one looks really great! Hope you enjoy it :))

    This week, I’m waiting a book that is rich in history and culture, and has a strong female lead! Check it out here

  2. I haven’t read a Hodge book yet, but I really want to. This one looks really good, and Hodge seems to be blessed by the cover gods. 🙂

  3. Definitely sounds interesting. I’m going to check it out – the synopsis just drew me in! Thanks for stopping by my blog.

  4. Eve

    Oh I can’t wait to get into this one. I really enjoyed Cruel Beauty so this is on my TBR list for sure! Great pick!

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