Wednesday, 2 March 2016

Waiting On Wednesday #152 - Bright Smoke,Cold Fire

Waiting On Wednesday, where we put the spotlight on upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating, is hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine.

This week's choice is -

Bright Smoke, Cold Fire - Rosamund Hodge
ISBN - 9780062369413
Publisher - Balzer & Bray
Release date - September 27 2016
Find - Goodreads 

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..

I was sure I had already picked Bright Smoke as a WoW choice but I hadn't so here it is this week! Having loved Rosamund Hodge's take on fairy tales I'm intrigued to see what she does with Shakespeare and I'll admit to being hugely influenced by that fabulous cover!


  1. This sounds really interesting. Will definitely check it out! :)

  2. Ooh yes, great pick! I thought Cruel Beauty was pretty well done. And I'm really digging that creepy cover!

  3. I've heard of this one. It sounds really interesting!

    Here's my WoW @ Swissbookworm

  4. Wow! You're right about that cover!

  5. I've been wanting to read her books for a long time! Crimson Bound and Cruel Beauty are both on my TBR, and now this one as well!

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

  6. Just like you, I like the author's take on fairy tales. I'm also curious to see what she'll do with Romeo and Juliet. Hope you enjoy! WoW


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