Wednesday, 10 February 2016

Waiting on Wednesday - Bright Smoke, Cold Fire by Rosamund Hodge

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

by Rosamund Hodge
Publisher: Balzer & Bray
Format: Hardcover
Release Date: September 27th, 2016
Pre-order: [Amazon] [Chapters/Indigo]
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. It will be released on September 27th, 2016.

Why I'm Anticipating This Title:
THIS BOOK SOUNDS AMAZING! It's a dark and romantic tale inspired by Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. Everything about the synopsis for Bright Smoke, Cold Fire entices me to read it. It's rich with suspense, romance, and adventure. I absolutely cannot wait to get my hands on this!

What are you waiting for this Wednesday?
Let me know what your highly anticipated upcoming release is in the comment section below =D

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Happy Reading,


  1. Great choice ! I love the cover of this one.. very curious about it ! Thanks for sharing !!

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  2. This book really does sound amazing! :)

    Definitely thinking about putting this on my TBR. Although I got a little confused with all the names here.

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  3. I've seen this a couple times today, and I totally agree that it is enticing! And that cover!! Love it. Hope you end up enjoying this one :)
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  4. Excellent recommendation!

  5. Katherine Pinacho10 February 2016 at 10:57

    Thank you for sharing, Wendy! I love your WOW posts. I always find something new/exciting to add to my reading pile!

  6. Oooo! I've loved Rosamund Hodge's previous books and I haven't heard of this one yet! The cover is gorgeous! Great choice! :)

  7. I need this book right now! Great pick! :D

  8. Oh wow. That's the first time I've seen the cover and it's beautiful! I've never read anything by Hodge (I DNFed Cruel Beauty) but Her covers are always so beautiful!

  9. I love the cover and synopsis! First time I've heard about this!! Thank you for bringing it to my attention!

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  10. Great choice! I learned about this book only today but it's like it is calling me, I need to read it!! The cover is amazing!
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