Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Waiting on Wednesday #52

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event that is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine and spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

Jocelyn's Waiting On: 

Bright Smoke, Cold Fire (Untitled, #1) by Rosamund Hodge 
Publication Date: September 27th, 2016 


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. . . 

Can we take a minute to appreciate that stunning cover, I mean really! It looks extremely creepy. I know that Rosamund Hodge wrote a bunch of retellings in the past but I must regretfully say that I haven't read any of them. I think this might just have to be my first! 

Cassie's Waiting On: 

Frost Like Night (Snow Like Ashes #3) by Sara Raasch
Publication Date: September 20, 2016


Frost Like Night (Snow Like Ashes, #3)Angra is alive, his Decay is spreading—and no one is safe.

Meira will do anything to save her world. With Angra trying to break through her mental defenses, she desperately needs to learn to control her own magic—so when the leader of a mysterious Order from Paisly offers to teach her, she jumps at the chance. But the true solution to stopping the Decay lies in a labyrinth deep beneath the Season Kingdoms. To defeat Angra, Meira will have to enter the labyrinth, destroy the very magic she’s learning to control—and make the biggest sacrifice of all.

Mather will do anything to save his queen. He needs to rally the Children of the Thaw, find Meira—and finally tell her how he really feels. But with a plan of attack that leaves no kingdom unscathed and a major betrayal within their ranks, winning the war—and protecting Meira—slips farther and farther out of reach.

Ceridwen will do anything to save her people. Angra had her brother killed, stole her kingdom, and made her a prisoner. But when she’s freed by an unexpected ally who reveals a shocking truth behind Summer’s slave trade, Ceridwen must take action to save her true love and her kingdom, even if it costs her what little she has left.

As Angra unleashes the Decay on the world, Meira, Mather, and Ceridwen must bring the kingdoms of Primoria together…or lose everything.

I am super excited for the third book in this series to be released! The cover is gorgeous and just from the synopsis, this book sounds action-packed and full of twists that we won't see coming! Even the title has me intrigued since it usually plays a big role in the book itself.  I can't wait to get my hands on this one!


  1. OOoh nice!! I can't wait for both of these either! I still need to read the second book is Raasch's series, but plan to binge the remaining two hopefully shortly after this one's release! Still need to read Crimson Bound too, even though it's totally separate from Hodge's new book!

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  2. I need to read a Hodge book already! This one looks the most up my alley so I'll definitely have to try it. Great picks!