Monday, October 7, 2019

My Thoughts: A Curse So Dark and Lonely by Brigid Kemmerer
A Curse So Dark and Lonely
(Cursebreakers #1)
by Brigid Kemmerer
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Publication Date: January 29th 2019
Publisher: Bloomsbury YA
Pages: 484
ISBN: 9781681195087
Genre: Young Adult | Fantasy | Retelling
Source: Own

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Fall in love, break the curse.

Cursed by a powerful enchantress to repeat the autumn of his eighteenth year, Prince Rhen, the heir of Emberfall, thought he could be saved easily if a girl fell for him. But that was before he turned into a vicious beast hell-bent on destruction. Before he destroyed his castle, his family, and every last shred of hope.

Nothing has ever been easy for Harper. With her father long gone, her mother dying, and her brother constantly underestimating her because of her cerebral palsy, Harper learned to be tough enough to survive. When she tries to save a stranger on the streets of Washington, DC, she's pulled into a magical world.

Break the curse, save the kingdom.

Harper doesn't know where she is or what to believe. A prince? A curse? A monster? As she spends time with Rhen in this enchanted land, she begins to understand what's at stake. And as Rhen realizes Harper is not just another girl to charm, his hope comes flooding back. But powerful forces are standing against Emberfall . . . and it will take more than a broken curse to save Harper, Rhen, and his people from utter ruin. (Goodreads)

A Curse So Dark and Lonely has been on my TBR for the longest, and I’m not even sure what took me so long to read this book. I absolutely adore all of the contemporary novels that I’ve read by Brigid Kemmerer so far, and I was super curious to read this fantasy retelling. Let me tell you, it was SO good. So, so good, and I’m kicking myself for not having read it sooner!

If you know me at all then you know I love a good fairytale retelling! It’s so much fun to get an authors spin on a much loved story, and I’m always up for reading these retellings whenever I find them. I have read a few Beauty and the Beast retellings so far, and I am thrilled to tell you that A Curse So Dark and Lonely is at the top of my list of favorites!

There are so many things that I liked about this book. The characters were so great, and the main character, Harper, (the Belle in this book), is an awesome heroine, and not at all your average, ordinary girl. She really made this book special. Prince Rhen, (the Beast), was also a really interesting character. But, my favorite character in the book would have to be Grey. So mysterious and loyal, and I need to know more about him asap!

The storyline for this book felt familiar, yet completely new as well! I enjoyed the parts that reminded me of Beauty and the Beast, but I enjoyed the new twists as well. The story was fresh and exciting, and I absolutely can’t wait to read the next book in the series!

Overall; As you can probably tell by these thoughts of mine, I really, really enjoyed A Curse So Dark and Lonely! I am seriously kicking myself for not having read the book sooner, and I have now learned my lesson that I must read any book by Brigid as soon as I get my hands on it! I am now SO excited to start A Heart So Fierce and Broken, which is set to release January 2020!!

1 comment:

  1. This sounds so good! I think it would be something I would definitely enjoy too. Great review.


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