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A Curse So Dark and Lonely
A Curse So Dark and Lonely | Brigid Kemmerer
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.
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Found a #pantone2022 match for my latest read…it‘s only one tree branch but I‘m counting it! 😂

Clwojick Totally counts! Great match! 2w
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This has been on my TBR forever…glad I finally read it! I‘m not a big fantasy girl but I enjoyed this retelling of Beauty and the Beast. I liked the two MCs, Harper and Rhen, but I mostly enjoyed the secondary characters Grey and Zo. I‘m also not much of a series girl but I really want to know what happens with Grey!

#bookspinbingo - free space

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 3w
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A Curse so Dark and Lonely is a retelling of the famous Beauty and the Beast, following teenager Harper Lacy. The first sentence/line was amazing: “There is blood under my fingernails. I wonder how many of my people I've killed this time.“ Then, there were so many decisions that I was screaming at, which kept me hooked the entire time. In case I can't say character names, the villain is one of my favorite characters apart from Rhen, Z*, and Fr***.

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Be Strong
Be Smart
Be Resilient
Be Hopeful
Be a Curse Breaker

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#fairytalechallenge2022 @Charityann

This was my last read for Feb. I thought it was an interesting way to explore the Beauty and the Beast story. It is YA, so some of the typical tropes are present, but they aren't used so heavily that it distracted me from the story or the characters.

I will probably continue with the trilogy to see how it all plays out.

#SeriesRead2022 @TheSpineView

TheSpineView I loved the first two books but thought the third fell a little short. Hope you enjoy the next one. 7mo
Addison_Reads @TheSpineView well that's a little disappointing about the third book. I'll pick up the second book next week on my library trip. I need to know what happens with Grey. 😁 7mo
TheSpineView @Addison_Reads Yes! Grey was my favorite character! 7mo
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a re-imagining of Beauty and the Beast
the heroine is the only interesting character in this book. this version was different with unique magical aspects, kind of, and I liked it for awhile and then it kind of dragged out and I‘m not all that intrigued with the plot layout for book 2 soooo I‘m undecided if I‘ll finish the series, which I guess is a review in and of itself

kera_11 after reading reviews and spoilers for books 2 & 3, I won‘t be finishing this series (edited) 7mo
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Avocado26
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New Books! Yay 🥳
Can‘t wait to dive into this trilogy

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Wow! I haven‘t read a fantasy that I enjoyed this much in a long time! Not a perfect book but beautifully written, fast paced, set in a fascinating world with characters you can‘t help but root for-what‘s not to love? Will definitely read the next in the series. #BookspinBingo @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks This one has been on my TBR for so long!! 7mo
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My pick for #2ndBookof2021 was A Curse So Dark and Lonely by Brigid Kemmerer. Again ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️!! #12Booksof2021

Andrew65 This is already on my TBR, must get to it next year. 9mo
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♥️♥️♥️

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What an amazing #hauntedhollowswap package of goodies @Mommamanzi !! Thank you so much for all the books, sour gummies (my fave) and all the other treats! The candles smell amazing and I can‘t wait to start this coloring book. Wonderful swap package, and Happy Halloween! 👻🖤🎃🧡 @wanderinglynn

wanderinglynn Awesome! 🎃🧡 11mo
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This didn't work for me. I found it longer than it needed to be and rather boring. I enjoyed the heroine but no one else stood out to me. This didn't have the magical feel that I normally get from a Beauty and the Beast retelling. I likely won't be continuing this series as reviews seem to say this was the best book of the trilogy. I am a sucker for a pretty cover though.

Johanna414 Yeah I liked this one ok but didnt love it. Thought the second book was terrible... 11mo
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My #BookSpin complete! It‘s a pretty low pick right now. I guess I just didn‘t like it as much as I thought I would. It might grow on me if I pick up book 2. I did like that the mc had cerebral palsy. Overall I liked it! #bookspinbingo

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 12mo
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#Movie2BookRecs @Klou
Prompt: Beauty and the Beast

I almost liked the retelling better. Almost...

Klou Omg really? Wow! Great choice!! 13mo
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MonthlyBookClub entered! 13mo
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#Movie2BookRecs @Klou
Prompt: Emma Watson

Klou Perfect! 14mo
TheSpineView @Klou I liked the retelling better than the original story. 14mo
Klou @TheSpineView wow! That's a big statement! I need to read this one yet but I've heard it's excellent! 14mo
TheSpineView @Klou I think the modern take has something to do with it. I hope you get a chance to read it and you enjoy. ❤📖📚 14mo
Klou @TheSpineView thanks! 14mo
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Endowarrior21
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Thank you @Kaylamburson I love everything and I am sorry but I sadly did not wrap anything of yours but I did use cute tissue paper. But I love the wrapping paper you used. The other book looks interesting and I love that lemonade I was getting low on mine. The stickers are so cute. And I love the sunglasses thank you again for everything. @Catsandbooks #sliceofsummerswap

Kaylamburson I'm so glad you love it all! Your package was truly above and beyond and the tissue paper was adorable! Made my day!!! 1y
Catsandbooks Sweet sunglasses! Enjoy! 🍉 💕 1y
bullbunny I have a Curse So Dark and Lonely I haven't heard the other one 1y
Endowarrior21 @bullbunny The other one sounds very interesting I can't wait to read it. 1y
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#Movie2BookRecs @TK-421
Prompt: Charlize Theron

If you enjoy retelling or fairy tales then I suggest you read A Curse So Dark and Lonely. The first book in the series and the best I thought.

TK-421 I think you meant to tag @Klou 😊 1y
Klou Great choice!! I love this movie, purely because of Charlize Theron! She is the best and scariest evil queen I've seen!! She made it so much better!! 1y
Klou @TK-421 thanks! 😊 1y
TheSpineView @TK-421 Yeap! What can I say... I just got mixed up.🙃🤪 1y
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This was a highly enjoyable Dark YA Fantasy. It is a beauty and the beast retelling and had excellent world building. Though long it was a very easy read (yay YA). This would a great read for someone who wants to dip their toes into fantasy. Also my second #bookspinbingo for June! 4.5⭐️

TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! Looking great!! 1y
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“There is blood under my fingernails.”
#FirstLineFridays

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To be honest I found the first half of the book felt slow to me and I was losing interest. Then suddenly I was in love with the characters and had to keep reading. Besides the MCs my favorite was Zo she seemed like such a good friend to Harper. Without spoiling anything I'm definitely interested to see how the new secret unfolds in the next book. I definitely recommend giving this one a shot if you like retellings

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“I am always surprised to discover that when the world seems darkest, there exists the greatest opportunity for light.”

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I am obsessed with this retelling. It was so well done. I personally didn‘t feel like it was forced but felt like it was done so well that it didn‘t need to be forced, it was immediately captivating and i couldn‘t put it down.

JillsBookshelf Welcome to Litsy! ❤️ 2y
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Another book read for school, I was kind of surprised at how much I loved it! Beautiful storytelling and such realistic characters that I fell in love with them. Recommend.

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It‘s so nice out, I decided to take the book outside!

Nute I can‘t wait to be able to do this. Love to read outside in the sunshine!☀️ 2y
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An early post today! I had seen and heard a lot about this one and finally have a copy. I‘m hoping it‘s as good as so many have said!
I‘m trying to reacquaint myself with my TBR while on a book buying ban for the month.
#marchinthetitle21 #curseinthetitle

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Finished this last night. It was good to reread this. Looking forward to the rest of the series

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Charityann
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Love this one! I might have to start the second book tonight!!😊❤️ #fairytalereadinchallenge Finished this one last night as well as a couple of audiobooks for #20in4. @Andrew65 total reading time was somewhere around 18 hours, so not too bad.

Andrew65 This is brilliant, well done 👏👏👏🙌🙌🍾🥂🍾🥂🥳🚀😊 2y
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February update for #fairytalereadingchallenge
I read 3 retellings of Beauty and the Beast.
- A Curse So Dark & Lonely
- As Old As Time
- A Court of Thorns & Roses

@Charityann

MySharonaK Wow 2y
TorieStorieS So beautiful!!!❤️❤️❤️ 2y
LokiDokey @TorieStorieS thank you 🤗 2y
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#ShowSomeLove @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @TheKidUpstairs
Prompt: Tell A Fairy Tale Day

My favorite retelling stories.

TheKidUpstairs I love retellings so much! 2y
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julesG
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Review of the trilogy is on the blog: https://sceptre.sktc.hamburg/2021/02/break-a-curse-or-two-or-three/

This surprised me with its strong female MC.

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I loved everything about this B&B retelling. Cursed prince, unexpected heroine, badass ladies, monsters, magic, love triangle. Yes, yes, yes. The worst part about reading fairytale retellings is that they are often series. My TBR is out of control now. Lol. #FairytaleReadingChallenge @Charityann

Deblovestoread This was my choice as well. So good! 2y
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#BookReport #WeeklyForecast. It has been 30+ yrs since I first read Dune. It was a good reread on Audio but like before I have no interest in carrying on with the story. 4 🌟 Imitations was so-so, the last couple of essays saved it from being a pan. #AuthorAMonth A Curse was an enjoyable B & B retelling. #FairytaleReadingChallenge Almost done with Midnight Library, hoping the end saves it.

Cinfhen Oy!! Seems like your last batch of reads have been #MoreMehThanYeah 2y
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Wow! That was amazing. So much adventure! Such a badass heroine! The guys were great, too, but she was great. It‘s definitely not the Disney version. I am so glad I listened to it. Otherwise I wouldn‘t have experienced the full effect of the Monster speaking! You‘ll see... #100YEARS100BOOKS #BookSpinBingo #BS #2 #BFC21 #DHUTDOWNRound2 #FAIRYTALECHALLENGE #SERIES2021 #WinterRespite #FabulousFebruary

Charityann Great! Glad to hear you enjoyed it!😊 2y
DieAReader 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2y
TheSpineView 👍📖📚 2y
TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! 2y
Andrew65 Well done 👏👏👏 2y
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Allylu
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Finished Gemina by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff - so good; Spent 4 hours 28 minutes so far on A Curse So Dark and Lonely by Brigid Kemmerer - also a great book; and 1 hour 5 minutes on The Water Dancer by Ta-Nehisi Coates - intriguing book #3! How did I get so lucky? #FabulousFebruary #100YEARS100BOOKS #BookSpinBingo #BFC21 #SHUTDOWNRound2 #FAIRYTALECHALLENGE #WinterRespite #LMPBCRound10

DieAReader Great job!👏🏻🎉 2y
Charityann Nice!😄 2y
Andrew65 Well done, great 👏👏👏 2y
wanderinglynn 🎉👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2y
TheAromaofBooks Great progress!!! 2y
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Charityann
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Going to do this readathon! My reading for this year started a bit slow, so wanting to make some headway on my TBR and reading challenges.😁📚📖 @Andrew65 #fabulousfebruary

Andrew65 Great to have you with us. Good luck 😊👍 2y
Charityann @Andrew65 Thanks!😊📚 2y
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LokiDokey
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2nd book down for #TBRDeckofCards
A♦️ was a free choice TBR so I picked this book since I was also reading a Beauty and the Beast retelling for #FairytaleReadingChallenge

2/52 Deck of Cards
@Clwojick #TBRDeckofcards
@Charityann #fairytalereadingchallenge

Clwojick Woohoo! 🥳 2y
Charityann Love the card!😊 2y
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#LovePrevails Fairytale Love
I love fairytales and retellings. A Curse So Dark and Lonely is my favourite #retelling Still need to read other 2books in series.🥀
@Eggs
#acursesodarkandlonely #brigidkemmerer #february #love #loveisintheair #romance #fantasy #romantsy

Eggs @TheSpineView chose this too Well done 👍🏼 2y
maich @Eggs yes! 2y
TheSpineView It is a good series! 💜 2y
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maich @TheSpineView I need to read the sequel🙈 2y
TheSpineView @maich and I need to read the 3rd book! 2y
maich @TheSpineView happy reading😍 2y
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#LovePrevails @Eggs
Prompt: Fairytale Love

SaraFair I loved this book, flew through it! Can‘t decide whether to take a chance on the next one in the series. 2y
Eggs Perfect! Gorgeous! 2y
TheSpineView @SaraFair I liked the 2nd book as much as the first. The 3rd just came out. It is on my wish list. 2y
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I really enjoyed this Beauty and the Beast retelling for #FairyTaleReadingChallenge

The premise was interesting, I found the main characters to be quite complex, and the setting was gorgeous!

Will I read the sequels? I am torn to be honest as it is a very bittersweet ending and I can‘t see anything good coming from book 2! 🤣 I might not revisit them straight away... one day though!

MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm The premise sounds very intriguing! Stacking this one! ❤️ 2y
Charityann 💜 2y
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About to start rereading this soon, since the last book is out now and I still haven‘t read the 2nd one. So time to get this reread in ❤️

tenar I plan to pick this series up soon, and it‘s always exciting when you see someone enjoy a book enough for a reread! 2y
BookishGirl06 @tenar I enjoy reading things again. Plus it helps to keep the story fresh In my mind 2y
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"I am always surprised to discover that when the world seems darkest, there exists the greatest opportunity for light."

Scochrane26 Thank you for posting this quote. I need it tonight. 2y
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Bookworm54
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My February #BookSpinBingo 🥰
My #BookSpin is Daughter of the Gods (one of my #AmongTheGods picks for #Egypt)
My #DoubleSpin is Mrs Mohr Goes Missing

Hopefully I will get to these, and to read my January double spin book!

I have already started two books off my list. The Mountains Sing in audio for #FoodAndLit #Vietnam and A Curse So Dark And Lonely for #FairyTaleReadingChallenge

It‘s certainly a case of so many books, so little time 🤣

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! Looks great!!! 2y
Moray_Reads Mrs Mohr is a fun mystery, enjoy! 2y
AkashaVampie Awesome sweetie. I hope u enjoy a little bit of Egypt this month! 2y
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