Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Waiting On Wednesday #89: Gilded Ashes by: Rosamund Hodge

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking The Spine, it spotlilghts upcoming releases that we are dying to read.

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"A romantic and fantastical reimagining of the classic Cinderella tale,Gilded Ashes is a novella by Rosamund Hodge set in the same world as the author's debut novel, Cruel Beauty.

Orphan Maia doesn't see the point of love when it only brings pain: Her dying mother made a bargain with the evil, all-powerful ruler of their world that anyone who hurt her beloved daughter would be punished; her new stepmother went mad with grief when Maia's father died; and her stepsisters are desperate for their mother's approval, yet she always spurns them. And though her family has turned her into a despised servant, Maia must always pretend to be happy, or else they'll all be struck dead by the curse.

Anax, heir to the Duke of Sardis, doesn't believe in love either—not since he discovered that his childhood sweetheart was only using him for his noble title. What's the point of pretending to fall in love with a girl just so she'll pretend to fall in love with him back? But when his father invites all the suitable girls in the kingdom to a masked ball, Anax must finally give in and select a wife.

As fate would have it, the preparations for the masquerade bring him Maia, who was asked by her eldest stepsister to deliver letters to Anax. Despite a prickly first encounter, he is charmed and intrigued by this mysterious girl who doesn't believe in love. Anax can't help wishing to see her again—and when he does, he can't help falling in love with her. Against her will, Maia starts to fall in love with him too. But how can she be with him when every moment his life is in danger from her mother's deadly bargain?"


It is not a sequel to Cruel Beauty, but it takes place in the same world and I will take what I can get. I adored Cruel Beauty and cannot wait to see what we get with this novella.

Gilded Ashes will be released on April 1, 2014.
What are you waiting on?


16 comments:

  1. Oh I so can't wait for this novella either!!

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  2. I haven't heard about this one yet, but did like cruel beauty, hope you get to read it soon!

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  3. Yay! Yeah, kind of sucks it's not a sequel. :( But like you said, take what you can get. :)


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  4. It's a lovely cover, Teresa. And I'm always happy when an author gives me a little something to tide me over until the next book comes out. :)

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  5. I've not read Cruel Beauty, but I do want to give it a try at some point :) Great pick!

    Janina
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  6. I haven't heard of this but I love that cover. It's so pretty!
    I haven't read Cruel Beauty yet though...

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  7. Whaaaaaaaat? I didn't know this was happening! OMG. I loved Cruel Beauty and the world that was created in it. BRB gotta put this on my TBR. :)

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  8. Oh my gosh, yes! I LOVED Cruel Beauty, so anything written by Rosamund Hodge, and especially another fairy tale, I will snap up! Plus this just sounds awesome. :) Great pick!

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  9. OMG! Rosamund is doing a retelling of Cinderella!! *grabby hands* I must read!!!!
    Thank you so much for sharing!! XD

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  10. Great WoW pick Teresa! I know how much you loved Cruel Beauty. Hopefully this novella is just as good!

    Lindy@ A Bookish Escape

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  12. Oh this sounds awesome!!! I haven't read Cruel Beauty yet, but I know how much you loved it! And this is a Cinderella retelling! YAY!!!!

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  13. So excited for Gilded Ashes! I loved Cruel Beauty and can't wait to get my hands on this book. I'm looking forward to a Cinderella retelling. Great pick!!

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  14. Oooooo - still haven't read Cruel Beauty but now I have two to read.

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  15. Loving the sound of this novella! Awesome pick, Wifey xoxo

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