Wednesday, March 9, 2016

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

This bookish meme tells the blogosphere what we're waiting patiently (and sometimes not so patiently) for! It's hosted by Jill over at Breaking the Spine!

Bright Smoke, Cold Fire (Untitled, #1)

     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. . . 

Expected Publication: September 27, 2016
Published by: Balzer + Bray

Why I'm Waiting: First of all, I LOVE re-tellings. Second, I have been HOPING for a Romeo and Juliet re-telling for a long time. I haven't ever read one that I adore as much as the original story. (Yes I know the outcome of the story, but I still love it lol) And the fact that there are necromancers in this story makes it A LOT more interesting. I NEED this to be good. The way it's looking, it certainly will be!!! Add all that on top of a SUPER GORGEOUS COVER! Omg I need this book! 

Will you be waiting on this one with me?
What are you waiting on this week? 


  1. Oh yeah!! So can't wait to read this one either! Still need to read Crimson Bound! Not that it's apart of a series or anything! I am just behind on her books again! Great pick!

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  2. this cover is so creepy. I love it. I am really looking forward to this book.

  3. AHHH!! I love a good retelling and a Romeo and Juliet at that? I'm so looking forward to this story. I love, love R&J. So im hoping this will be AMAZING!Great pick Nikki xoxo