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A Curse So Dark and Lonely

A Curse So Dark and Lonely

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A New York Times bestseller
Has everything you'd want in a retelling of a classic fairy tale. - Jodi Picoult

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.

Author: Brigid Kemmerer
Publisher: Bloomsbury YA
Published: 01/29/2019
Pages: 496
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 1.50lbs
Size: 9.10h x 6.00w x 1.90d
ISBN: 9781681195087
Age Range: 13-UP

Accelerated Reader:
Reading Level: 4.2
Point Value: 17
Interest Level: Upper Grade
Quiz #/Name: 501887 / Curse So Dark and Lonely

Review Citation(s):
School Library Journal 11/01/2018 pg. 76
Bulletin of Ctr for Child Bks 12/01/2018
Kirkus Reviews 11/15/2018 pg. 206
Booklist 11/15/2018 pg. 52
Publishers Weekly 01/07/2019
Shelf Awareness 02/05/2019
Voice of Youth Advocates 02/01/2019 - Recommended - Hard To Beat

About the Author

Brigid Kemmerer is the New York Times bestselling author More Than We Can Tell, 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.

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