Wednesday, September 18, 2013

WAITING ON WEDNESDAY (36).

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine that highlights our much anticipated books.
Expected Publication Date: January 28, 2014
Publisher: Balzer and Bray
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Graceling meets Beauty and the Beast in this sweeping fantasy about one girl's journey to fulfill her destiny and the monster who gets in her way-by stealing her heart.

Based on the classic fairy tale Beauty and the Beast, Cruel Beauty is a dazzling love story about our deepest desires and their power to change our destiny.

Since birth, Nyx has been betrothed to the evil ruler of her kingdom-all because of a foolish bargain struck by her father. And since birth, she has been in training to kill him.

With no choice but to fulfill her duty, Nyx resents her family for never trying to save her and hates herself for wanting to escape her fate. Still, on her seventeenth birthday, Nyx abandons everything she's ever known to marry the all-powerful, immortal Ignifex. Her plan? Seduce him, destroy his enchanted castle, and break the nine-hundred-year-old curse he put on her people.

But Ignifex is not at all what Nyx expected. The strangely charming lord beguiles her, and his castle-a shifting maze of magical rooms-enthralls her.

As Nyx searches for a way to free her homeland by uncovering Ignifex's secrets, she finds herself unwillingly drawn to him. Even if she could bring herself to love her sworn enemy, how can she refuse her duty to kill him? With time running out, Nyx must decide what is more important: the future of her kingdom, or the man she was never supposed to love.
IT HAD ME AT GRACELING. SERIOUSLY.

10 comments:

  1. Oh yes! I soo cannot wait for this one either!

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  2. ok, i can't believe i haven't pre-ordered this already. I swear my brain is turning into mush. Such a great pick and i hope you enjoy it :-D.

    My Waiting on Wednesday: N'15

    Georgie
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  3. This looks great! Ate Jesselle recommended Cinder to me, which I think is a re-telling of Cinderella? Not sure. But Belle is my favorite Disney Princess and I need to get this soon!

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  4. You will love this book. I had honor to receive ARC and I read it few weeks ago - and I still can't stop thinking about it.

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    Glass @ Way Too Hot Books

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  5. OH ME TOO! Anything with Beauty and the Beast, which is my favorite fairy tale.

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