Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Waiting on Wednesday (#170): Bright Smoke, Cold Fire by Rosamund Hodge


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


This week, I'm featuring:


Bright Smoke, Cold Fire by Rosamund Hodge
Book One of an untitled series
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Publication Date: September 27, 2016

Summary (from 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. . . 



This lady sure knows how to write a good story! I'm excited to read a new one.

52 comments:

  1. I've seen this one mentioned on a few sites. Sounds like it will be an entertaining read. Happy Wednesday!

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    1. I hope it will be! Thank you, Marilyn. ^_^

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  2. Oh, I can't wait to read this, since I loved her previous books. I hope you get to read, and enjoy, it soon. Thanks for sharing, and happy Wednesday! :)
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  3. Love the cover, it has something dark over it.. Very curious about this one, great pick !

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  4. Sounds like a great read! I hope you love it when you get your hands on a copy :)
    Danielle @ Life With Two Boys

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  5. This one looks so amazing! I'm hoping to have more luck with it--since I couldn't get into Crimson Bound, and I never did pick up Cruel Beauty---but this one has so many elements that draw me to it! Fabulous choice, Alyssa!

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    1. I liked Cruel Beauty a lot but didn't love Crimson Bound. Hopefully this one is good. Thank you, Becky!

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  6. Oh yes! So looking forward to this one too!

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    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

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  7. OH YESSS! I adore the cover and when I read how the author was inspired for this one and how she decided to retell the story? I NEEEEED!

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  8. Yessss! I love her books, so this is a must. Awesome pick!

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  9. I agree, I just love Hodge. Her stories are so lush and magical. Great choice!

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  10. OMG I am dying for this one!! I loved both of her other books so this one has already been preordered! I hope we both love it! :D

    Here's my WoW!

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    1. That is so awesome! Crossing my fingers for all of us. ^_^

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  11. I've only read one book by her, but I'm looking forward to this one! That cover! That premise! Can't wait! :)
    Lovely pick, Alyssa!

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    1. I especially love the cover! Thank you, Nick. <3

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  12. I haven't read anything by this author before. I hope you enjoy the start of this new series.
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  13. OMG, a "Romeo and Juliet" retellling! This is so fascinating!! The plot sounds great! Thanks for sharing this AWESOME choice!! :)

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  14. I'm excited for her new work, too! Great pick!

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  15. I'm super excited for this one! That cover is just stunning! I wasn't the biggest fan of Crimson Bound, but I loved Cruel Beauty so hopefully I'll like this one :D

    Christy @ Novel Ink

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    1. You and I share the same opinion abut those two! Best two of three? Let's see how this book goes!

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  16. I need to read this author yet

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  17. Unfortunately I didn't end up enjoying Cruel Beauty as the majority of readers, but this book sounds like another fantastic one. Hodge's writing is wonderful, so I can't wait to experience it again with this book. Wonderful pick Alyssa! :)

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    1. Awww, I'm sorry to hear that! I hope you enjoy this one, Jasprit. :D

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  18. I really enjoyed Cruel Beauty and have the other title but need to read it soon. Still I'm also looking forward to this title. My WoW

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    1. Glad to hear it, Eve! I hope you love this one. =)

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  19. Arg, yes!! I definitely need this guy! Loving the cover and it sounds pretty interesting! Great pick!

    Here's my WOW (:

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  20. I've seen mention of this, but I hadn't read about it before! I loved Cruel Beauty, because Rosamund's writing was so gorgeoussss. I like the idea of this one, and THAT COVER. My goodness.

    Wonderful pick, Alyssa! :D

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    1. She really is such a greater with a fantastic voice! I hope this one is just as great as her debut.

      Thank you!

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  21. This looks great! I haven't read a book by this author before, but all of her books sound fantastic.

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  22. I've only read one of her books, but loved it, and have the other one on my TBR shelf. So this is a big one I'm waiting on as well! Great pick!
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    1. The TBR never ends! Thank you, Lisa. :)

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  23. This is the first that I have seen this book but it sounds wonderful! Such a beautiful cover as well. I hope you love it once you get a chance to read it.

    Carole @ Carole's Random Life

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  24. Great pick Alyssa I've been dying to read a book by Rosamund Hodge. I have heard mix reviews about her books, but I have a really good feeling that I am going to really love and enjoy her books. All her books looks and sounds utterly fantastic! Thank you for your awesome post my friend.

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  25. I am unsure about this one.. it looks SO PRETTY :D And I loved her first book. But I am never ever reading her second one :p So not sure if this one would be for me, lol. But curious about it :D Gorgeous pick this week Alyssa. <3 I do hope you will love it lots :)

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    1. Yeah I would not recommend the second book to you at all. But hopefully this one is more like the first book (which was lovely)! Thank you, Carina. =)

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  26. Oh I can't wait for this one. September is full of amazing books release. Great pick Alyssa xoxo

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    1. RIGHT!? I feel like September is *always* when I fall a little behind, in terms of ARCs. Thank you, Helena!

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