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Mar 9, 2016

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

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill @ Breaking the Spine

 What I'm waiting for...

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. . . .

Inspired by Romeo and Juliet, Bright Smoke, Cold Fire is a darkly romantic and atmospheric fantasy from acclaimed author Rosamund Hodge. 


Why am I waiting on this book?
I have no words to describe how excited I am for this book! I love Rosamund's writing and reading this one was inspired by Romeo and Juliet... Best news ever!

What about you?



  1. Before I got to the summary the cover already had me intrigued! Wow it sounds really good and I'm always up for something Romeo & Juliet inspired. :D Great pick!!!!

    1. I was thinking the same! That cover is so pretty and every book inspired by R&J has been great for me.

  2. I am excited to read this one too! I liked Hodge's previous two books. This one is scheduled as a WoW post from me in a few weeks! :D

    Have a lovely day, Lis. :)

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

  3. I am so excited to read this book. I love Hodge's writing. Great pick this week!



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