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What Monstrous Gods

3.78  ·  Rating details ·  36 ratings  ·  21 reviews
Kristin Rens at Balzer + Bray has acquired a YA fantasy novel by Cruel Beauty author Rosamund Hodge.

The book, What Monstrous Gods, starts where “Sleeping Beauty” leaves off, as Lia, a girl chosen by the gods of Runakhia, releases the royal family from 500 years of enchanted sleep and kills the heretic sorcerer who trapped them—only to find that the gods are not as benevol
Expected publication: 2022 by Balzer + Bray
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Rosamund Hodge
Dec 26, 2020 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
Shelves: 2020
Look I wrote three drafts of this book this year, I think I deserve to count it towards my Goodreads challenge.
Ellie (faerieontheshelf)
I've always been a fan of Rosamund's darkly elegant fairytale retellings, but a HERETIC SORCERER GHOST?! It’s an understatement to say I’m quiiiiiteeeee interested ...more
Feb 03, 2019 marked it as to-read

A dark retelling of the Sleeping Beauty by Rosamund Hodge.

Me: Is it my Birthday day already?

First art of the characters:


Apr 12, 2019 marked it as to-read
this book has over a year and a half before it's released, doesn't even have a cover, but people just dropping those 1 and 5 stars to mess with the ratings... STOP PLEASE
Jul 12, 2018 marked it as to-read
The moment I saw that Rosamund Hodge had a new book deal, I got heart palpitations.
ash | novelly rooted
Jul 07, 2019 marked it as i-need-2021
ahh, 2021

the year this darkly rich retelling is released, and the year i'll have finally paid off my student loan debt
Kailey (Kathryn is looking for me)
See Rosamund Hodge?

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It's that simple.
Marie Lewis
Dec 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: everyone
It's her best one yet - full of Feelings, Big Questions, Hard Choices, and the deft and subtle worldbuilding that's a hallmark of Hodge's fantasy. I can't wait for it to be out in the world more broadly! ...more
Dec 02, 2019 marked it as to-read
Wow I need this book SO MUCH LIKE GIVE IT NOW.
♠ TABI⁷ ♠
Oct 25, 2019 marked it as to-read
a sorcerer's ghost as a sidekick? Yeah I like that ...more
Brendan Hodge
I'll post a full review when this book is about to come out, but I just want to note it for my 2020 reading numbers and also say how excited I am to see this reach the hands of readers. ...more
Aug 12, 2019 marked it as to-read
I'm sorry did you just say sorcerer's ghost oh HELL YES ...more
❄Elsa Frost❄
A Lay Dominican wrote this? Daaang, this is definitely something you don't see every day. We need more diverse YA authors like this, I'm telling ya. Looking forward to this one! ...more
Jan 05, 2019 marked it as to-read
I really hope this is more along the lines of Cruel Beauty and Crimson Bound.
May 24, 2019 marked it as to-read
Shelves: excited, ya-fantasy
the lovely nicoledealart posted an exquisite fanart of two of the main characters on twitter and I was instantly ensnared. the claws! the blood!! a hot tip: if you want to get me emotionally invested in a book, a hot, long dark-haired character is the way to go.

fairytale retellings that are just a little bit twisted, a little bit awry and deal with the aftermath are my favourite type of retellings. let's just say 2020 is a long while away (if there are ARCs available then I will literally shed
i've got to stop reading summaries of books that aren't out yet bc this sounds SO FUCKING COOL and now i have to wait 2 YEARS to get the chance to confirm it ...more
Anne Adams
Dec 26, 2020 marked it as to-read
This isn’t even the cover, but it totally could be. It’s so simple but it intrigues me so much.
Célia Cross
May 06, 2021 marked it as to-read
Can NOT wait!!
Sep 19, 2020 marked it as not-yet-released
2021 is overstuffed with retellings and I'm already bored but interested ...more
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Jan 19, 2019 marked it as to-read
The fact that I’ll have to wait till winter 2020 have me crying at the middle of the night... WHYYYYY
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Nov 25, 2018 marked it as to-read
I do (fervently) hope this is more like Hodge's earlier works and not Romeo + Juliet + zombies. ...more
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