Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Bright Smoke, Cold Fire (Untitled #1) by Rosamund Hodge (WOW #7)

Waiting on Wednesday is a meme hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that everyone’s excited about!

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. . . .

Bright Smoke, Cold Fire releases on September 27, 2016 from Balzer + Bray

Okay this sounds... creepy, and a bit complicated, but I can't wait to read it. I've read Hodge's other books and the way she retells stories is phenomenal. I'll be interested to see if the two books in this "series" come out as a duology or companion novels.

So, what are you waiting for this Wednesday?



  1. I've seen this as WoW today before and I already put it on my TBR because it sounds very interesting! :)

    My WoW: http://swissbookworm.blogspot.ch/2016/02/waiting-on-wednesday-lady-midnight.html

  2. I've seen this around a couple of blogs today and I am really liking that cover and synopsis. It's already on the TBR.

  3. This book is just gorgeous! I think I'll feature it in the future...
    Here is my WoW: http://wp.me/p76RED-4n