A Curse So Dark and Lonely
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 y ...more
this. book. is. phenomenal. like, honestly guys. you need to stop what you are doing and go get this book. the idea of ‘beauty and the beast’ has been retold multiple times, but this made me feel like i was experiencing the story for the first time, which is such an accomplishment. this is fresh and original and everything about it is just so enchan ...more
I even had to check twice to see if Brigid Kemmerer really wrote this because I do not remember her writing style being so elegant and feeling like a lover’s caress. Oh my!
Well, look, Valentine’s Day is coming up, I can’t help but be a little e ...more
ARC provided by Bloomsbury in exchange for an honest review.
“I am always surprised to discover that when the world seems darkest, there exists the greatest opportunity for light.”
A Curse So Dark and Lonely is a reimagining of Beauty and the Beast with a much darker theme. In this version, the Prince is forced to repeat the quest to find love over and over each season, while causing more and more bloodshed each time. But after three-hundred seasons, this season will officially be the very las ...more
#2 A Heart So Fierce and Broken ?
If you've read the book and enjoy listening to great songs that are super emotional and reminiscent of characters, might I encourage you to listen to 'I'll Be Good' by Jaymes Young and cry over Rhen with me?
Harper’s life isn’t easy—her father has left her family with all his debts, her brother is working for the same loan sharks they owe, and her mother is in the final stages of cancer. Meanwhile, in the land of Emberfall, Crow...more
* OH MY GOD I AM DEAD, this is coming to you from the beyond, where my soul was expelled after reading this book
* in case you didn’t know, this is a Beauty and the Beast retelling and it is GLORIOUS
* the main character has cerebral palsy, and she’s a goddamn badass, I would let her walk all over me and say thank you
* the writing is beautiful and mesmerising and this book had almost 500 pages but I absolutely FLEW through it because this is what good literature does to me
* there’s such a ...more
I did not like A Court of Thorns and Roses.
review 2 come!
IT'S A BEAUTY AND THE BEAST RETELLING WITH CEREBRAL PALSY REP.
i don't care if it's 500 pages long and my midterms are fast approaching, i'm reading it RIGHT NOW
thanks to Bloomsbury for the ARC!
➸ this is a beauty and the beast retelling!
I'm a ferocious fan of retellings, but I like ...more
For those who don't know, this book is a Beauty and the Beast retelling but it is actually so much better than the original. Don't get me wrong I like the original one but the whole talking teacups and dancing candles is kind of off-putting. In this one the prince has only one (very loyal) commander. So that was cool.
And the ending! Oh my God the ending! ...more
Harper is a teen with cerebral palsy who lives in the DC area. Her mom is dying from cancer, her dad is gone and left them in debt, and her brother's in a lot of sketchy trouble. Meanwhile Prince Rhen in the fantasy kingdom of Emberfall is under a curse where he keeps repeating the autumn of his 18th birthday until he can get one of the women his commander kidnaps to ...more
Since there are already so many BatB re-tellings out there, I'm always a bit skittish to start a new one even though I love them in general. But a lot of them aren't really original and surprising anymore, to be honest. a Curse so Dark and Lonely is one of the few who hit all the right checkboxes for me though! It's original ...more
"They believe her limp is the result of a war injury, but Harper is quick to correct them."I was born this way," she'll snap, "and I'm going to die this way, so teach me to work around it." They love her for it."
Thank you to Bloomsbury for kindly providing me with and ARC in exchange for an honest review.
If you're looking for a 2019 release book with a WHOLE lot of of ACOTAR vibes then look no further. I am a huge fan of Brigid Kemmerer's work so I immediately knew upon hearing about this book t
This was amazing! It's been a while since I finished a book in a day, but here we are.
Harper is a clever, stubborn, strong young woman who has never let she disability define her. When her attempt to rescue someone winds up causing her to be stolen away to another realm in that girls place, she takes matters into her own hands.
Rhen is a charming prince, who has never known true love, cursed to ...more
RELEASED TODAY!!!!! Run, don’t walk, to get this one!! :))
*ARC Provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review*
Rhen puts his hands on my arms and leans in. When he speaks, his voice is very low, very quiet, just for me. “My father is dead, my lady. My whole family is dead.” He pulls back, meeting my gaze, but his voice doesn’t change. “That monster killed them all.”
This book is everything I knew I wanted and needed in my life. And, also, this book is everything I didn’t know I wanted a ...more
Let me just start by saying that I know some of you are going to groan at the idea of another Beauty and the Beast retelling and believe me, I totally feel that too; however, somehow A Curse So Dark and Lonely manages to feel like something fresh and new and I was living for it. First of al ...more
I fell in love with Brigid Kemmerer’s stories this year after I read Letters to the Lost. The moment I saw this book was about to be published in a few months I asked for it and crossed my fingers.
I couldn’t thank Bloomsbury Publishing enough for granting my wish!
But you know what they say when you have great expectations, they can be deceitful…
A Curse so Dark and Lonely certainly did not disappoint me in the least!
Brigid Kemmerer wrote a dark, uncompromising yet f ...more
I was intrigued to find out that this is set in modern times. Where 'the belles' are taken from our world and taken to another land. The protagonist Harper ...more
Also a lot of you may not know this movie, but if you've ever seen Mom and Dad Save ...more
I am an absolute whore for anything Beauty & the Beast so I've been lusting after this book for a while now. Still can't believe I was given a review copy, squee!
A Curse So Dark and Lonely is a very strong book throughout. The main character has cerebral palsy and is overall an A+ badass who doesn't take crap from anyone, not even a Crown Prince. Her relationships with Rhen and his guardsman Grey were developed realistically. A story like this does need a slow burning romance becaus ...more
this was incredibly flat. the whole story was one dimensional and predictable. i expected so much more and it just didn’t deliver in the slightest.
full review to come closer to release
|Fantasy Buddy Reads: A Curse So Dark and Lonely - Brigid Kemmerer [February 15, 2019]||5||18||Feb 17, 2019 05:58AM|