Endless Water, Starless Sky (Bright Smoke, Cold Fire, #2) by Rosamund Hodge

Endless Water, Starless Sky (Bright Smoke, Cold Fire, #2)

In the last days of the world, the walls of Viyara are still falling, and the dead are rising faster than ever.Juliet is trapped—ordered by Lord Ineo of the Mahyanai to sacrifice the remaining members of her family, the Catresou, to stave off the end of the world. Though they’re certain his plan is useless, Juliet and her former friend Runajo must comply with Lord Ineo’s wishes—unless they can discover a different, darker path to protecti...

Details Endless Water, Starless Sky (Bright Smoke, Cold Fire, #2)

TitleEndless Water, Starless Sky (Bright Smoke, Cold Fire, #2)
Release DateJul 24th, 2018
PublisherBalzer + Bray
GenreFantasy, Retellings, Young Adult

Reviews Endless Water, Starless Sky (Bright Smoke, Cold Fire, #2)

  • Suzannah
    This is the followup to Hodge's previous book Bright Smoke, Cold Fire. To recap: Romeo and Juliet, where Juliet is a clan assassin in a last city beseiged by zombies and protected only by the blood sacrifices of a creepy sisterhood. Also, there are necromancers, and Paris and Rosaline Runajo are viewpoint characters, and however you think this book is going to go, you're probably wrong (unless you guessed that it would turn into a surreal and tot...
  • Julie Davis
    Romeo had looked at a Catresou girl and loved her. He had believed that Juliet was more than a weapon, and that it was worthwhile to love her, however little time they might have. He had died believing it.Juliet had believed that once too.She couldn't free her people. She couldn't free herself. And she couldn't save the city from its doom.But she could be like Romeo, and learn to love her enemies. She could protect these people around her for wha...
  • Meghan
    I received this book as an advanced readers copy and have read the first installment of the Bright Smoke, Cold Fire series. Endless Water, Star less Sky is a continuation of the adventure of Romeo and Juliet and how they found eachother. This book was filled with adventure and suspense that all you want to do is read on. The introduction to the supporting characters in each chapter had an easy transition for the reader to follow and relate to the...
  • Theresa Scott
    This book finishes the latest duology by author Rosamund Hodge. On the surface, this duology could be described in the briefest sense as "Romeo and Juliet with zombies in a fantasy universe", but that description does no justice to the complex and interesting world of the novels. It would tempt comparisons with such recent works as "Pride and Prejudice and Zombies" which was a funny mashup of a classic with the recent zombie fad. Hodge's book is ...
  • Lucy
    A fast-paced but ultimately disappointing sequel. When I read Bright Smoke, Cold Fire, I was instantly enchanted. It had a brilliantly original premise - Romeo and Juliet set in a Sabriel-esque high fantasy world of magic, necromancy and political intrigue. I also loved Hodge’s protagonists, Paris and Runajo, and the slow-burning development of their friendships with Romeo and Juliet. Endless Water, Starless Sky is a let-down on both these fron...
  • Allison Ruvidich
    Thank you, Balzer + Bray, for the ARC!This was a mixed bag for me.I've been a fan of Rosamund Hodge since she wrote Cruel Beauty. The element which draws me back to Hodge time and again-- her ability to recreate the atmosphere of myth and folklore, combined with her lyrical prose-- is still present here.It's hidden, however, by the heavy-handedness of the Romeo and Juliet retelling. I don't understand why she chose to emphasize this so heavily. H...
  • Victoria M
    I am a huge fan of Rosamund Hodge and her retellings of classic fairy tales. This sequel was interesting but I felt there was some parts that went back and forth for too long. I did find myself confused by a lot of this. The characters were a bit harder to like this time. I loved the journeys in the land of the dead and I found the ending to be really fascinating. I would recommend these books as great reads for fantasy lovers. Thank you to Edelw...
  • Lenna • Sugar Dusted Pages
    What a weird, weird book . . . 3.5 RTC
  • Louisa
    Oh, man, this book was so fantastic! Such a great sequel, so much happened, so many heart-pounding moments, and was just so great to read! Very satisfying ending!