Wednesday, November 26, 2014

WoW Pick of the Week



Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine. It is a chance to share those new releases were are super anxious to get our hands on and read.

Who would have thought I would fall in love with not only a dark retelling but a dark heroine? 

If there is one thing I have come to learn after reading Hodge's debut novel Cruel Beauty earlier this year, it is always expect the unexpected and throw all preconceived notions about what a retelling should be, out the window because this girl can write and her stories are not the norm. They are dark and twisted and oh my, I loved every minute of them.

It is no wonder that my pick this week is none other than Crimson Bound.





Release Date: May 5, 2015

Book Description:
When Rachelle was fifteen she was good—apprenticed to her aunt and in training to protect her village from dark magic. But she was also reckless— straying from the forest path in search of a way to free her world from the threat of eternal darkness. After an illicit meeting goes dreadfully wrong, Rachelle is forced to make a terrible choice that binds her to the very evil she had hoped to defeat.

Three years later, Rachelle has given her life to serving the realm, fighting deadly creatures in an effort to atone. When the king orders her to guard his son Armand—the man she hates most—Rachelle forces Armand to help her find the legendary sword that might save their world. As the two become unexpected allies, they uncover far-reaching conspiracies, hidden magic, and a love that may be their undoing. In a palace built on unbelievable wealth and dangerous secrets, can Rachelle discover the truth and stop the fall of endless night?

Inspired by the classic fairy tale Little Red Riding Hood, Crimson Bound is an exhilarating tale of darkness, love, and redemption.


(This is a standalone novel, not part of the Cruel Beauty Universe.) 



41 comments:

  1. I'm really excited to read this one too although I didn't love the first book. I think this will be better for me because the plot sounds awesome!
    Lovely pick!

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    1. It is on Edelweiss now! I hope you like it more than the first one. :)

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  2. Yesssssss!!!! I need this book in my life Ali!!! I loved Cruel Beauty so much, I just can't wait to see what she does with another fairy tale retelling:)

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  3. I have Cruel Beauty on my kindle and planned on reading it over the holiday season. But if there's a second book, I might wait until May. However, I've been known to give in to impulse! *wink*

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    1. No don't wait, read it! These are both stand alone so no reason to wait. :)

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  4. I haven't read Cruel Beauty yet but I'm definitely interested in this one :D

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    1. I hope you read them both. There is a novella that is pretty fabulous as well.

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  5. I am curious about the first one - glad to see you liked it so much. LOVE these covers!

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    1. The covers are pretty great on all of them.

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  6. I loved Cruel Beauty so I'm very excited for this one too! I'm sad it's not part of Cruel Beauty though, it would have been nice to have a glimpse of the others. But I'll take this!

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    1. I agree but like you, I will take what I can get!

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  7. I just snagged this off Edelweiss yesterday :)

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    1. I was able to grab it too and I am so excited Heidi! Happy Thanksgiving to you as well!

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  8. Eeek I don't even know what I am doing with my life since I haven't downloaded this one yet. HC is overwhelming me with eARCs in the best way possible... I gots to control myself, Ali *shakes fist*

    Fantastic pick! :)

    Rashika @ The Social Potato

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  9. So many has been making googly eyes with this book. Lol. Anyway, I hope you'll enjoy!

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  10. Great choice Kindlemom nothing better than a dark and twisted retelling.
    Happy Thanksgiving!! My pumpkin pie just went in the oven LOL

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    1. Totally agree and Happy Thanksgiving to you as well!

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  11. This sounds really good. I hope you enjoy reading it!
    My WoW

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  12. oh yes I have this one but need to read it.

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  13. aaand I still need to read the others..but love the sound of this one!

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  14. Oooh I absolutely cannot wait to start this one! I loved Cruel Beauty, and am so glad that these covers match.

    Great pick! <33

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    1. I love that they match too even though they are both stand alone books.

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  15. Tanja and I got it on Edelweiss few days ago. We had a screaming fangirls fest for whole 10 minutes. :)

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    1. I know, I think I was the same way when I saw it!

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  16. I haven't read Cruel Beauty yet because usually dark isn't for me either, but if you liked it maybe I should give it a shot. :)

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    1. It is darker but in a really good way but if dark isn't your thing this might not be the author for you.

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  17. I really want to read this series! I've heard Crimson Bound is really good, I hope this one is too! I love the covers. Great pick!

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    1. Thanks so much Rachel, I am really hoping it is fantastic as well. :)

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  18. I have seen the first book many times at the book store, but I still have yet to pick it up. I believe it sounds good, but I've heard mixed reviews. Thanks for bringing this series up again, I will have to look into it more.

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    1. It is darker so you definitely have to like that type of feel to like the story.

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