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Wednesday, August 15, 2018

A Curse So Dark and Lonely by Brigid Kemmerer // Feisty and the Beast

Print Length: 496 pages
Publisher: Bloomsbury YA; 1 edition (January 29, 2019)
Publication Date: January 29, 2019
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Fall in love, break the curse.
It once seemed so easy to Prince Rhen, the heir to Emberfall. Cursed by a powerful enchantress to repeat the autumn of his eighteenth year over and over, he knew he could be saved if a girl fell for him. But that was before he learned that at the end of each autumn, he would turn into a vicious beast hell-bent on destruction. That was before he destroyed his castle, his family, and every last shred of hope.
Nothing has ever been easy for Harper Lacy. With her father long gone, her mother dying, and her brother barely holding their family together while constantly underestimating her because of her cerebral palsy, she learned to be tough enough to survive. But when she tries to save someone else on the streets of Washington, DC, she’s instead somehow sucked into Rhen’s cursed world.
Break the curse, save the kingdom.
A prince? A monster? A curse? Harper doesn’t know where she is or what to believe. But 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.

THIS BOOK IS BEAUTIFUL! And no, I'm not just talking about that super cool cover. The story line, writing, characters, EVERYTHING! I LOVE IT! I read the other books by Brigid Kemmerer (More Than We Can Tell & Letters To the Lost) and I thought they were absolutely incredible. I was worried when I started it, because the description sounded so good and her other books were so good and I wanted this book to be just as good AN IT WASSSSSS!!!! The book is a little big, so slow readers beware you're in for a mountain that is SO worth the climb. It kind of feels like two separate books, which I am 100% okay with, it's like you read a book and then think you need to wait a whole other year for book 2, but find out it's already out.


The world building is amazing. Kemmerer not only plays with our world, she also has created her own world with its own politics and its incredibly creative. Since the book is bigger, it makes the character arcs amazing and so much better than if it had been smaller. The main character, Harper, is from this world so it's funny to see how a modern woman would adjust to a different world. The other main character, Rhen, is the beast and I love him so much so good bye all pain and suffering I will fight you to the end of the earth. So to see them both from the beginning of the book and compare them to the people they are at the end is breathtaking.



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