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

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Hi everyone!! thank-you so much for stopping by today.

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly meme, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine which spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

My WoW for this week is…

Title: Bright Smoke, Cold Fire

Author: Rosamund Hodge

Release Date: September 27th 2016

Publisher: Balzer + Bray

Genre: Fantasy, Retellings, Romance, YA


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. . .



Sweet lord almighty a dark romantic fantasy inspired by Romeo and Juliet… with necromancers!


September! I can do it, I can wait that long.  It’s. No. Problem. At. All. O.O Realy!


Rosamund Hodge is a great author. She has, such a great ability to turn fairy tales is into such phenomenal retellings. So when I saw people talking about this on twitter. I instantly went on goodreads and read about it and of course added to to my never ending TBR list.


First it’s a re-telling and second, it’s based on Romeo and Juliet? Oh goodness, it’s not only one but two things that I adore. Yes, yes please!!!!Where do I sign up?


I’m such a fan of Romeo and Juliet. Every time I discover a retelling, I must have it. It just one of does stories that stayed with with me forever. I’m completely addicted to and don’t see a ending in the nether future.

This story just calls to me and if Romeo and Juliet wasn’t enough. This also has necromancers!!! If your mind is not reeling from that, I don’t know what will. I mean, come on!!! Let’s add another exciting element that I love. I’m literally waiting for this book like no other. Ugh, is it September yet?




When my older brother was thirteen, he started a writing club with his friends and wouldn’t let me join because I was only eight. I promptly swore that I would become a writer and make him sorry.

He still isn’t sorry. (I checked.) But in 2014 I got to publish my first novel with HarperCollins, so I guess everything worked out okay.

Some other facts about me:

• I got a B.A. in English at the University of Dallas, and an M.St. in Medieval English at Oxford. Naturally, I moved to Seattle and got a job with computers.

• I love some things more than T. S. Eliot’s poetry. But not many things.

• I am represented by Hannah Bowman of Liza Dawson Associates.


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