Can’t-Wait Wednesday: What Monstrous Gods by Rosamund Hodge

Posted July 19, 2023 by Stephanie in can't-wait wednesday / 11 Comments

Can’t-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted at Wishful Endings, to spotlight the books we’re excited about that we have yet to read.



What Monstrous Gods by Rosamund Hodge
Expected publication: March 5, 2024 by Balzer + Bray

Centuries ago, the heretic sorcerer Ruven raised a deadly briar around Runakhia’s palace, casting the royal family into an enchanted sleep—and silencing the kingdom’s gods.

Born with a miraculous gift, Lia’s destiny is to kill Ruven and wake the royals. But when she succeeds, she finds her duty is not yet complete, for now she must marry into the royal family and forge a pact with a god—or die.

To make matters even worse, Ruven’s spirit is haunting her.

As discord grows between the old and new guards, the queen sends Lia and Prince Araunn, her betrothed, on a pilgrimage to awaken the gods. But the old gods are more dangerous than Lia ever knew—and Ruven may offer her only hope of survival.

As the two work together, Lia learns that they’re more alike than she expected. And with tensions rising, Lia must choose between what she was raised to believe and what she knows is right—and between the prince she is bound to by duty…and the boy she killed.



It has been a while since I read a book by Rosamund Hodge but I loved her books Cruel Beauty and Crimson Bound so I’m really happy to see that a new book of hers will be released in 2024. She writes really good fantasy books and I’m just in love with the cover. Can’t wait to get my hands on it!



Are you also looking forward to this book? What cover do you like the best, the new or old one?
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11 responses to “Can’t-Wait Wednesday: What Monstrous Gods by Rosamund Hodge

  1. This sounds like a Sleeping Beauty retelling, Steph. I don’t know the author, but I will be checking it out. Thank you for sharing:).

  2. Verushka

    First , I thought this was just the best title, and then everything else seems equally amazing, and I so so so hope this turns out to be as good as it sounds!

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