Wednesday, June 8, 2016

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.

I love how dark this author's stories are so this weeks pick was a no brainer for me and look at that cover, so detailed and pretty!




Book Description:


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. . . 





Have you tried this author yet? If so do you like her dark and twisted retellings?

72 comments:

  1. I haven't read any of this author's books yet, but I have to say Bright Smoke, Cold Fire sounds fantastic! I hope you'll get your hands on it soon :)
    Have a wonderful Wednesday and happy reading.
    Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews

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    1. Thanks so much and to you as well! :D

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  2. I really liked her debut book! It was so dark and lovely. I'm excited to read this one as well. That cover is amazing!
    Lovely pick, Ali!

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    1. I liked that about it as well Nick. It's nice to not always have the norm.

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  3. Love this cover! Very A Handmaid's Tale. :)

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  4. A lot of people are eyeing this one. I wasn't a fan of her other retelling whose name escapes me right now, so I'm leery.

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    1. If you weren't a fan than I can see how this wouldn't be for you. So far all her stories are pretty similar in writing style.

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  5. The cover is amazing and the story line is quite a thing in and of itself.

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  6. Ooo a Romeo and Juliet retelling. This does sound good,

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  7. YES ALI!!!! So very excited for this one. Though I think I'll have to read the end first just so I can be prepared ;-)

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    1. Oh that's true, it might be tragic right?

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  8. I'm super curious to see what the author does with Romeo and Juliet. Fingers crossed that the book is just as good as its beautiful cover. :)

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  9. I love Hodge's retellings!! I'm so excited for this latest Ali. I hope you enjoy it soon :)

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    1. I really do too, I love the dark twists she adds to them.

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  10. YES! This one sounds good!

    Thanks for stopping by my WoW!

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  11. Oh I love this cover, thanks for sharing!

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    1. I like it too, her books always have the best covers.

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  12. I'm not familiar with this, but I am very intrigued!

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    1. She does great re-tellings. They are usually darker and full of twists.

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  13. I've enjoyed this author in the past so I'm definitely looking forward to this. And wonderful cover!

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  14. I started this one, and it's not bad!! However, I feel like I have to be in a certain for it, and so far I'm more in a contemp/light reads mood :P Awesome pick!!

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    1. I think all her books are like that but I'm to hear that you are liking it so far.

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  15. Totally agree. I have enjoyed her twisted retellings!

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  16. I hope this ends up being a good one for you. Also wondering if the author changes the ending as well! Good pick!

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    1. I know! It makes me want to read the ending but I'll resist. ;)

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  17. I can't wait for this one! I love Hodge's writing, so this should be amazing.

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  18. I haven't read anything by this author before. Some of her books do sound good, so maybe I'll give her a try. I hope you enjoy reading this one, Ali.
    Thanks for stopping by My WoW earlier.

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    1. Oh do try her, her writing really is unique. :)

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  19. I haven't read anything by this author yet, but I need too! I LOVE this cover.

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    1. She is great, especially if you want some with darker twists.

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  20. Oh yes I'm curious about this one!

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    1. I really hope it will be fabulous!

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  21. I've not heard about this one but it looks really good. And I love that cover.


    Simply Angela

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    1. It really does have a great cover.

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  22. I haven't tried her yet but I am very tempted now!

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    1. Glad I could tempt you with it. :P

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  23. Gorgeous cover! I enjoyed her 1st book so I'll give this one a try.

    Karen @For What It's Worth

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    1. I'm really hoping it will be just as good as her first one. ;)

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  24. I don't know the author but what a stunning cover!!

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    1. She is fabulous for re-tellings if you like them. ;)

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  25. Ahh I have another reader-friend who has been chatting this one. It looks fascinating!

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    1. I really hope it will be and that we all like it. ;)

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  26. Very nice, Ali - you always "unveil" the most interesting books! Which is why is always such a pleasure to stop by and catch up on your posts :) I hope you're having a marvelous weekend!

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    1. You are always so sweet Ramona! I hope you have a fabulous weekend as well! <3

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  27. Wow, this book sounds really great, I hadn't heard of it but will add it to my list!

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  28. Ugh, I was lazy this past week and didn't post a WoW. Now I know which book I can spotlight this coming week. ;)

    In all seriousness, though, I've read Cruel Beauty and remembered really enjoying it. There were a couple knit-picky things here and there, but I was kinda surprised by how harsh some people criticized it. Nevertheless, I'm looking forward to reading more of her work. I love retellings of any kind.

    Also, the covers of ALL her books are so gorgeous!

    Brittany @ Space Between the Spines

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    1. I agree, they really are gorgeous and I feel the same way, there are some things that bug me but I still loved them all so far.

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  29. YES!!! I'm dying to read this one. I haven't read a book by her yet, but they all sound so good. I'm most interested in this one though.

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    1. I think you will like her writing style. ;)

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  30. I added this directly to my TBR! Looks like a great story
    xx

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  31. I've read and loved Cruel Beauty and Crimson Bound and was over the moon when I heard about Hodge's latest! I cannot wait to read this one and fall in love tooo. She knows exactly what she is doing when it comes to re-tellings and all her books are amazing.

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  32. It's Rosamund Hodge, so I'm a-gonna read it.

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  33. OH YES! I am really looking forward to this one!! It looks amazing!! Great pick :)

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