Waiting on Wednesday (61) – Cruel Beauty

Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge

Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge

Publication date: January 28th 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.

Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge

A new twist on Beauty and the Beast?? This book sounds—and looks—absolutely amazing! I seriously can’t wait to get my hands on it!!

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  1. Sometimes I miss more depth in YA books, so I’m happy to hear about this. I like it when it’s a little more complex and challenging. And the fact that it’s a retelling from my favourite fairy tales makes it even better! It’s a shame that the beginning is a bit slow and info-dumpish. I think many people will DNF it for that reason, but I’ll keep that in mind now. The combination of the fairy tale and Greek mythology sounds great, I haven’t read anything like that before.
    I appreciate the fact that Nyx isn’t the typical fairy tale MC.

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