Bright Smoke, Cold Fire, Rosamund Hodge

Bright Smoke, Cold Fire, Rosamund Hodge

Bright Smoke, Cold Fire by Rosamund Hodge sounds really interesting! It has been so long since I have read anything paranormal, and this seems like just the kind of book to get me back into it. The fact that this is also a Romeo and Juliet retelling intrigues me even more. I am excited for this one because it seems so mysterious!

Bright Smoke, Cold Fire by Rosamund Hodge

Bright Smoke, Cold Fire by Rosamund HodgeTitle: Bright Smoke, Cold Fire
Author: Rosamund Hodge
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Publication Date: September 27, 2016

Summary (from Goodreads):

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. . . 


Book Quotes: Bright Smoke, Cold Fire by Rosamund Hodge

With every line he teaches her, the world grows a little wider. She had never known before how words could sing,how a turn of phrase could unlock a window in her mind.

For a while they sat in silence together. Then Juliet said quietly, “Romeo would love this place.”

Runajo thought of Romeo: sweet, enthusiastic, not terribly bright. (Dead.)

“Why?” she asked. “There aren’t any pretty things for him to babble over.”

Juliet gave her a disgruntled look. “Words,” she said. “He loved words.

About Rosamund Hodge

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Rosamund Hodge grew up as a homeschooler in Los Angeles, where she spent her time reading everything she could get her hands on, but especially fantasy and mythology. She received a BA in English from the University of Dallas and an MSt in medieval English from Oxford. She now lives in Seattle, Washington, with seven toy cats and a plush Cthulhu. She is the author of the New York Times bestseller Cruel Beauty; Gilded Ashes, a Cruel Beauty novella; Crimson Bound; Bright Smoke, Cold Fire; and Endless Water, Starless Sky.

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17 thoughts on “Bright Smoke, Cold Fire, Rosamund Hodge

  1. writofwit says:

    I love the cover!!! I’m normally a bit wary of Romeo & Juliet retellings but this sounds so interesting and unique that I may give this one a go! 🙂

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