Waiting on Wednesday: Bright Smoke, Cold Fire

Waiting on Wednesday

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, which shines a light on eagerly anticipated upcoming releases.

This week my pick is;

Bright Smoke Cold Fire

Bright Smoke, Cold Fire by Rosamund Hodge

Publisher: Balzer + Bray

Release Date: 27th September 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, honour, 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…

Inspired by Romeo and Juliet, Bright Smoke, Cold Fire is a darkly romantic and atmospheric fantasy from acclaimed author Rosamund Hodge.

I’m not really a fan of Romeo and Juliet but I have loved everything Rosamund Hodge has written so far and I’m sure this book will be no exception. So what does everyone think; is Bright Smoke, Cold Fire a must on anyone else’s to-read list or are there any other books that you can’t wait for to be released?

12 thoughts on “Waiting on Wednesday: Bright Smoke, Cold Fire

    1. Hi Abby! Thanks for checking out and following my blog, I’m really glad you liked it so much! I’ve already checked out your blog and followed you back before writing this post 😀 I look forwards to seeing more of your reviews!


    1. Thanks Jess!
      I’m hoping it’ll be a different take on Romeo and Juliet, I’m not a fan of the original either but it sounds interesting enough for me to pick it up when it’s released.
      Thanks for the link, I’ll definitely check out your WoW!


    1. I’m the same actually, not really a fan of Romeo and Juliet but I have loved everything else Rosamund Hodge has released and that was enough to put this book on my to-read list anyway. And yeah, the blurb definitely sounds interesting!


    1. I know right!? Even though I’m not a fan of Romeo and Juliet I’m very intrigued by this blurb for this book. Also I’ve really liked everything else Rosamund Hodge has released so I’m thinking this may be a hit as well


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