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Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday #9: Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge + The Nightmare Dilemma by Mindee Arnett

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme first initiated by Jill from Breaking the Spine. However, we've added our own twist to it! Not only will we feature books that will be published in the following months, but we will also feature books that are not available yet locally, and are still unavailable to us.

Title: Cruel Beauty
Author: Rosamund Hodge
Publication Date: January 28, 2014
Publishing House: Balzer & Bray
ISBN: 9780062224736


Based on the classic fairy tale Beauty and the Beast, Cruel Beauty is a dazzling love story about our deepest desires and their power to change our destiny.

Since birth, Nyx has been betrothed to the evil ruler of her kingdom - all because of a foolish bargain struck by her father. And since birth, she has been in training to kill him.

With no choice but to fulfill her duty, Nyx resents her family for never trying to save her and hates herself for wanting to escape her fate. Still, on her seventeenth birthday, Nyx abandons everything she's ever known to marry the all-powerful, immortal Ignifex. Her plan? Seduce him, destroy his enchanted castle, and break the nine-hundred-year-old curse he put on her people.

But Ignifex is not at all what Nyx expected. The strangely charming lord beguiles her, and his castle - a shifting maze of magical rooms - enthralls her.

As Nyx searches for a way to free her homeland by uncovering Ignifex's secrets, she finds herself unwillingly drawn to him. Even if she could bring herself to love her sworn enemy, how can she refuse her duty to kill him? With time running out, Nyx must decide what is more important: the future of her kingdom, or the man she was never supposed to love.

 (Image, summary, and information courtesy of Goodreads)

Michelle: Hell hath no fury like an angry woman, yo. But alas, what if her man is an actual prince, and not the frog she paints him to be? The fact that it takes place with kingdoms as the setting is practically icing on the cake. Must. Read. Now.

Title: The Nightmare Dilemma
Author: Mindee Arnett
Publication Date: March 4 2014
Publishing House: Tor Teen
ISBN: 9780765333346


The second in a thrilling new fantastical mystery series.

Dusty Everhart might be able to predict the future through the dreams of her crush, Eli Booker, but that doesn't make her life even remotely easy. When one of her mermaid friends is viciously assaulted and left for dead, and the school's jokester, Lance Rathbone, is accused of the crime, Dusty's as shocked as everybody else. Lance needs Dusty to prove his innocence by finding the real attacker, but that's easier asked than done. Eli's dreams are no help, more nightmares than prophecies.

To make matters worse, Dusty's ex-boyfriend has just been acquitted of conspiracy and is now back at school, reminding dusty of why she fell for him in the first place. The Magi Senate need Dusty to get close to him, to discover his real motives. But this order infuriates Eli, who has started his own campaign for Dusty's heart.

As Dusty takes on both cases, she begins to suspect their connected to something bigger. And there's something very wrong with Eli's dreams, signs that point to a darker plot than they could have ever imagined.

                                (Image, summary, and information courtesy of Goodreads)

Nicole: Have you read the first book in this series? It's so freaking adorable, you totally should. You can find our review for the first book HERE if you're interested. And by the looks of it, there's going to be a love triangle. I usually hate love triangles, but I so love it when Eli's all jealous of Dusty and I need more lovey dovey scenes between the two of them. Am I excited? Of course I am!

1 comment:

  1. These look amazing! They sound really great, I hope you get to read them!

    Old follower :)