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. Visit her online at www.rosamundhodge.net.
More romantic and even more mystical than its predecessor -- Booklist Online Praise for BRIGHT SMOKE, COLD FIRE: A bloody and bold tale for those who want some Romero with their Romeo -- Kirkus Reviews Praise for BRIGHT SMOKE, COLD FIRE: An atmospheric tale that pits loyalty to kin against loyalty to self and loyalty to loved ones. -- School Library Journal Praise for BRIGHT SMOKE, COLD FIRE: High stakes, desperate love, and a healthy dose of gore keep this update fresh and intriguing. -- Booklist Praise for BRIGHT SMOKE, COLD FIRE: Hodge tackles a well-known tale...with a tougher heroine and a dark twist. -- Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA) Praise for CRIMSON BOUND: This novel will captivate readers. Outstanding. -- School Library Journal <strong>(starred review)</strong> Praise for CRIMSON BOUND: An intoxicatingly dark story of love, lust, murder, and redemption. -- Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books <strong>(starred review)</strong> Praise for CRIMSON BOUND: The unusual, intricately woven story and themes make for a worthwhile read. -- Kirkus Reviews Praise for CRIMSON BOUND: Plot twists and romance keep the pages turning in this grim and intricate take on the classic tale. -- Booklist Praise for CRUEL BEAUTY: A completely engrossing tale. -- Alex Flinn, New York Times bestselling author of <em>Beastly</em> and <em>Towering</em> Praise for CRUEL BEAUTY: A dazzling and clever retelling, Cruel Beauty is delightfully dark, lushly romantic, and utterly spellbinding. I adored it, and can't wait to read Hodge's next novel! -- Sarah J. Maas, author of the best-selling Throne of Glass series Praise for CRUEL BEAUTY: What a stunning debut. This is a book you will want to read as fast as you can for the intricate plot and as slowly as you can to savor the gorgeous world-building and the ravishing love story. -- Sherry Thomas, author of <em>The Burning Sky</em> Praise for CRUEL BEAUTY: An intricate and arresting tale. -- Kirkus Reviews Praise for CRUEL BEAUTY: The push and pull romance between Nyx and Ignifex is pure fairy tale, but the characters themselves are complex and genuinely human as they struggle with their own culpability in a situation that forces them to choose between selfishness and selflessness. -- Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books Praise for CRUEL BEAUTY: An entertaining read for teens who enjoy romantic fantasy. -- School Library Journal Praise for CRUEL BEAUTY: Hodge has created a rich, complete world in this twist on 'Beauty and the Beast.' -- Publishers Weekly Praise for CRUEL BEAUTY: Will have readers clutching the book and flying through the pages. -- Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA) Praise for CRUEL BEAUTY: [A] fast-paced romantic fantasy. -- Booklist