February 10, 2016

Waiting On Wednesday: Bright Smoke, Cold Fire

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

The book I´m waiting this week is

Bright Smoke, Cold Fire (Untitled #1) by Rosamund Hodge 
Release date: September 27th 2016
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. . . .

Inspired by Romeo and Juliet, Bright Smoke, Cold Fire is a darkly romantic and atmospheric fantasy from acclaimed author Rosamund Hodge. 

Why I'm Waiting?
I really enjoyed Cruel Beauty and Crimson Bound and so far I really like Rosamund retellings. And I also read on her website that this book is the first in a duology and it takes place in the last city after a zombie apocalypse.

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  1. Inspired by Romeo and Juliet? Be still my heart. I haven't read anything by this author before, but this sounds really good. Thanks for sharing!
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  2. I've read a couple of Rosamond Hodge books before and I'm not sure if I'm really a fan or not. Hope you enjoy this one though.

    Sandy @ Somewhere Only We Know

  3. I'm so impatient to read this one, I love retelling and I love Romeo and Juliet.

  4. This is so awesome!! Seeing the cover for the first time today! (or well earlier today, but still today!!)

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    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  5. Can't get into her books, but I hope you'll enjoy her latest.

    Happy reading!