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A Curse So Dark and Lonely - Brigid Kemmerer

A Curse So Dark and Lonely

Hardcover Published: 1st February 2019
ISBN: 9781681195087
Number Of Pages: 384
For Ages: 12+ years old

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In a lush, contemporary fantasy retelling of Beauty and the Beast, Brigid Kemmerer gives readers another compulsively readable romance perfect for fans of Marissa Meyer.

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. 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.

About the Author

Brigid Kemmerer is the author of Letters to the Lost and the Elementals series. She was born in Omaha, Nebraska, though her parents quickly moved her all over the United States, from the desert in Albuquerque, New Mexico, to the lakeside in Cleveland, Ohio, and several stops in between, eventually settling near Annapolis, Maryland.

Industry Reviews

“Harper is the undisputed hero . . . Avoiding disability inspiration tropes, she is a fallible, well-rounded character who fights for the vulnerable and resists being labeled as such herself despite how others perceive her. A fast-paced, richly detailed feminist epic.”
Kirkus Reviews, starred review

“A fresh twist on an old story. . . . Fans of Sarah J. Maas will be eager for this one.”
Booklist

“Kemmerer knows how to blend a compelling story with a swoony romance, and the love triangle that inevitably develops . . . is organic and unforced because of strong characterization.”
BCCB

“A unique world filled with fantasy and menace . . . will leave readers anxious to see what happens next.”
School Library Journal

“Absolutely spellbinding. A Curse So Dark and Lonely expands on all the beloved themes of 'Beauty and the Beast' to create an intensely original retelling: one full of fierce new characters, wicked magic, and wondrous amounts of heart. Brigid Kemmerer doesn't just tell a story, she builds an entire world that you will never want to leave.”
Stephanie Garber, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Caraval and Legendary

“I couldn't get this creative, suspenseful take on 'Beauty and the Beast' out of my head.”
Sara Holland, New York Times bestselling author of Everless

ISBN: 9781681195087
ISBN-10: 1681195089
Audience: BCH
For Ages: 12+ years old
For Grades: 7 - 9
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 384
Published: 1st February 2019
Publisher: BLOOMSBURY
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 16.3  x 4.2
Weight (kg): 0.71

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