Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Breaking the Spine, and is a fun way to share upcoming books that you’re excited about with other bloggers and readers. I adored Rosamund Hodge’s first book, and now this:
Crimson Bound by Rosamund Hodge. Releases in May 2015 from Balzer + Bray. So, according to Goodreads, this is not a sequel, or even set in the same world as Cruel Beauty. And yet—that cover, it screams “sequel!” to me. In any case, who cares? This is a freaking book by Rosamund Hodge! And I am over the moon about it. Can you tell from the girl on the cover which fairy tale this is based on?
When Rachelle was fifteen she was good—apprenticed to her aunt and in training to protect her village from dark magic. But she was also reckless— straying from the forest path in search of a way to free her world from the threat of eternal darkness. After an illicit meeting goes dreadfully wrong, Rachelle is forced to make a terrible choice that binds her to the very evil she had hoped to defeat.
Three years later, Rachelle has given her life to serving the realm, fighting deadly creatures in an effort to atone. When the king orders her to guard his son Armand—the man she hates most—Rachelle forces Armand to help her find the legendary sword that might save their world. As the two become unexpected allies, they uncover far-reaching conspiracies, hidden magic, and a love that may be their undoing. In a palace built on unbelievable wealth and dangerous secrets, can Rachelle discover the truth and stop the fall of endless night?
Inspired by the classic fairy tale Little Red Riding Hood, Crimson Bound is an exhilarating tale of darkness, love, and redemption.
(This is a standalone novel, not part of the Cruel Beauty Universe.)
Oh yes, Little Red Riding Hood! Let me know what you’re waiting on too:-)