Welcome to Waiting on Wednesday as hosted by Breaking the Spine. Each week we will be highlighting an upcoming novel that we are excited about. We will include links to add it to your Goodreads “To Be Read” shelf and where to pre-order it! As well, we will link to our review if we have been lucky enough to read an advanced copy of the book. Today’s featured book is…BRIGHT SMOKE, COLD FIRE by Rosamund Hodge!Bright Smoke, Cold Fire by Rosamund Hodge
Published by Balzer + Bray on September 27th 2016
Amazon ♡ Chapters ♡ TBD
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. . . .
Why We’re Waiting On It
A fantasy version of Romeo and Juliet? Yes, please! We are very excited to see how Rosamund Hodge takes this classic tale and twists it into her own version. Plus, it starts off a new series, which is super awesome! Jamie loves when there is at least two books so this pleases her. As well, Jamie was lucky enough to get an ARC of this one while she was at #FrenzyPresents so she will be reading it and sending it along to Dani! You can expect a Two Peas of it in the future!