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Nov 3, 2013

Pining for... Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge


I found out this book on Goodreads and I've heard a lot of good things about it.
I already have an eARC of this one and I can't wait to read!
That cover is so beautiful, the summary sounds awesome and what I've read about the characters is phenomenal!
So, this week I'm pining for Cruel Beauty! 


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.


  1. OMG!! I tried so hard to win an ARC at the New York Comic, but it was always the people in front of me winning it. I can't wait to get my hands on this!! I look forward to your thoughts on the book.

    Tammy @ Bo's Book Nook

  2. I have an e-ARC for this too and I'm so excited-fairy tale retellings are some of my favorite books!

  3. I also have an e-ARC and I'm so flipping excited :D!

  4. Sounds really good! I'm a HUGE fan of Beauty and the Beast stories & have put it on my wishlist. Thanks for "telling me" about it :)

  5. The cover is absolutely stunning! I'm a bit wary about retellings, so I only read them when I hear great reviews from fellow bloggers. I will be awaiting your review of this one!


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