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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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Sweetkokoro
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Heading back into a YA book, i have been on a kids book binge and I love them but lets shake it up a little bit.

The tale of Beauty and the Beast is my absolute favorite fairy tale, so im going into this with my guards on high, Lets see if the hype around this is worth it.

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kellyann28
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I am a self-proclaimed hater of fairy tale retellings. So if I'm saying this is amazing then you'll probably find it even more so if you like these types of stories. I am definitely going to be picking up the second book upon it's release! #TeamRhen

TheBookKeepers 😱 yes!!!!! 2d
kellyann28 @TheBookKeepers It has that "ACOTAR" feel to it. You will like this one! 2d
TheBookKeepers Damn! Buying it!!!!! Hahahaha 2d
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eri.reads I can't wait to get to this one from my TBR...I may need to bump it up lol 1d
kellyann28 @eri.reads I had bought it on sale awhile ago and finally got to it becuae it was a book club read I'm in. I should have read it sooner! Book 2 comes out in January 2020 so maybe you could line it up pretty good :) 1d
cjbooklover This book was so amazing! Can‘t wait for the sequel! 24h
kellyann28 @cjbooklover I preordered it last night 😍 23h
cjbooklover I just found out my Mom has already preordered it, we are planning to split it between the three of us (my sister read it and loved it as well!) 22h
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AbigailJaneBlog
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Loved it ❤

Please enjoy this cartoon (not mine) that sums up my life perfectly

Ddzmini Yes 🙌🏽📚📚📚📖😋 6d
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thelovelyreadingunicorn
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My new Ebook. Any thoughts?

MellieAntoinette Loved this one! 7d
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thegreentealibrarian
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I finished this last night and wasn't ready for it to be over (hoping there's a trilogy or duology in the works). I can't get over how complicated this was and how much I love Harper, Rhen, and Grey. I miss them already.

monogamist_reader The second book “A heart so fierce and broken“ will be out in January 2020 😀 1w
thegreentealibrarian @monogamist_reader Thank goodness! (I mean that's still months away but at least I know it's coming.) 😂 7d
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Bookwormjillk
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Mehso-so

I was between a pick and so-so on this one. The beginning was gripping, but the love triangle seemed forced to me and the ending dragged. I did really appreciate the main character‘s strength and loyalty.

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EastWind76
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This book was beautiful! I especially loved that the primary character had CP and was such a strong, confident woman. ❤ The hard part now will be waiting for the sequel in January!

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thegreentealibrarian
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Started this book today and have quickly become obsessed. I may not read anything else today. 💘👑

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AbigailJaneBlog
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I've been reading 30 minutes and already this is one of the best books I've read this year

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BookishRedhead
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Finally get a Sunday off!
This one has been glowing at me for a while.

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xxjenadanxx
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I went into this a little blindly bc I liked the cover. I dont typically love fairytale retellings bc they're hit & miss but this book is SO MUCH MORE than that. The author has a unique way of reimagining a story we thought we all knew. I loved the fantasy of it all, it felt a bit like I was reading a Sarah J Maas book even though the stories were nothing alike. I also love that Harper is anything but a typical princess/heroine.

Librarygirl88 Totally agree love the heroine and how unique she is ! 2w
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Bookwormjillk
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Really enjoying this one!

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jenniferajanes
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I didn‘t have a lot of time to read last week, so I finally finished this one up this weekend! This is an awesome retelling of Beauty and the Beast, with a “princess” who has cerebral palsy and finds strength and abilities she didn‘t know she had. This is the best fairytale retelling I‘ve read in a while!

RiverKScottWrites I thought so too! Love your tracker image 😍 3w
jenniferajanes @RiverKScottWrites Thanks! I use the Bookly app. It‘s so much fun! 🥰 3w
RiverKScottWrites @jenniferajanes Ohhhh. I need to check that out. 3w
jenniferajanes @RiverKScottWrites Yes! Please do! It‘s amazing. It‘s currently on sale for Kindle for $1.99! 3w
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Lindsbooklover93
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Hi everyone! This book was okay for me I was starting lose interest a little bit. I still did enjoy it though.

MartinaLove I love that book. I think it was different from all the other Beauty and the Beast retellings. 3w
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Butterflyamore
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#julywrapup

~A Curse So Dark and Lonely ~ 5 stars

~The Escape Room ~ 3.75 stars

~Harry Potter and the Sorcerer‘s Stone ~ 4 stars

~The Family Upstairs ~ 4.5 stars

~Alice‘s Adventures in Wonderland ~ 5 stars

~Wild Embers ~ 4 stars

~Gretchen (not pictured) ~ 3.5 stars

~Verdi (not pictured) ~ 5 stars

~The Murderer‘s Daughters ~ 2.75 stars

~The Chain ~ 3.5 stars

~Louisiana‘s Way Home ~ 5 stars

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego A great month! 💕📚💕 3w
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AJBowers
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I could not put this book down!!! I loved it!

If you like Sarah J Maas, you will enjoy this 😍📚

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jenniferajanes
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I started this one last night. My younger daughter recommended it. 😊📖

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BinxReadsBooks
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A Curse So Dark and Lonely - Brigid Kemmerer
I cannot describe how much I loved this book. I loved Harper. I loves Rhen. I loved Grey. I kept thinking the book was almost over just to get another flip. This is absolutely added to my top favorites list and if you haven't read it yet, you need to. Love. This. Book.

ofclumsywords I loved this book too! I am finding it really hard to wait until January for the second book to come out after that ending!!! 4w
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MrsBibliophile
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I recieved this book as a gift and I absolutely cherished it! It's a teen/young adult, but regardless the story is very intriguing. The writing is lovely. The characters are well developed, and likable. I loved how it's sort of time traveling Beauty and the Beast-ish.

I recommend this book for anyone interested in fantasy/romance.

📚📚 Happy Reading! 📚📚

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ShyBookOwl
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Just heard about this on the latest episode of the podcast What Should I Read Next? So excited to check it out!

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AJBowers
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Oh no all the holds are coming in at once! 😬📚📚📚

Bookjunkie57 My library holds are always dry as the desert or pouring in. 🤦🏾‍♀️ 1mo
AJBowers @bookjunkie57 it's so funny because they were all estimated to come in at different times. 1mo
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Cityofamber
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While I was reading this I enjoyed it, however I was able to put it down and not think about and had no urge to continue it right away. But the last 25% was way better than the first part of the book.

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Butterflyamore
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Tonight I met Brigid Kemmerer, which was amazing! She has an awesome sense of humor & a great personality. My husband told us to say “mozzarella” or something weird like that when he took this picture. I believe you can see our confusion if you look deep into our eyes. Well, my eyes are barely open but still...

This really was such a great experience! This was the first time in my adult life that I‘ve met an author!

Scochrane26 I go to a lot of author events now. I started meeting more about 5 yrs ago after going to our KY book fair, & now watch out for signings around my area. 1mo
Butterflyamore @Scochrane26 That‘s awesome! I‘ve tried to look into events but I‘ve never seen one for an author I‘m interested in here in my area. Hopefully I‘ll get to do more over time! 1mo
Scochrane26 @Butterflyamore I guess I‘m fortunate in KY because we have some awesome KY authors (& a book fair each yr that they attend), & I have been more interested in their books in recent yrs. Wendell Berry, Kayla Rae Whitaker, Silas house, Andrew Shaffer, just to name a few. I still haven‘t gotten to meet Barbara kingsolver or bell hooks. 1mo
Scochrane26 My local bookstore has also hosted some good authors, & I recently realized that a lot are hosted at the Cincy store, if I‘m willing to drive 2 hrs. Hoping you get to meet more authors that you love! (edited) 1mo
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bookmom921
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⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
I am blown away by this book. It takes the idea behind Beauty and the Beast and has a wonderfully unique twist to it.
I do not have enough good things to say about it.
Brigid Kemmerer is a fantastic story teller and I can't wait to read more of her books simply because of how much I loved this one.

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wordslinger42
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My recently read/currently reading pile! The tagged book was pretty good, although some parts were a bit too cheesy for my taste. Overall, it was a neat take on Beauty and the Beast! On to Willa of the Wood & Dragonslayer!

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nordicscarab
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I loved this, the character dynamics were great and the diversity was very refreshing, can't wait for the sequel!

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wordslinger42
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YA is not typically my thing, but I decided to try a few fantasy/fairytale retellings from the library. So far, I'm enjoying this one!

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howjessreads
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It‘s the 191st day of 2019. And I‘ve read 164 books so far. This is outta control! Also I‘m 50-odd reviews behind. 🤦🏼‍♀️🤦🏼‍♀️🤦🏼‍♀️ I may try and catch up on a few faves like this one though. SO GOOD. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ #howjessreadsin2019

marleed Wow. You‘ve been busy! 1mo
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Butterflyamore
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I expected to enjoy this Beauty and the Beast retelling but I am still surprised by how much I adored it. Although it was close to 500 pages, the story moved quickly and was packed with so much depth and beauty. It is definitely another favorite for me in 2019.

You can see my full review here:
https://www.facebook.com/262384764521804/posts/303723957054551?s=1282951466&sfns...

Or follow me on Goodreads! Link in profile.

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cookreadsleep
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I enjoyed this book but I'm not quite sure that I saw what has everyone so enraptured with it. It's a fun, modern retelling of an old story. It is well-written and easy to read. There is a lot of beautiful detail, so the first half of the book or so only spans a few days, which I really enjoyed. Looking forward to the next installment in the series, since things were certainly left wide open at the end!

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Butterflyamore
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“She trusts me. I trust her. This feels more monumental than love. More precious. More earned. I keep my hands to myself.” ~A Curse So Dark and Lonely/Brigid Kemmerer

Ya know, maybe romance in books isn‘t always so awful after all. ❤️

*Not my photo.*

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Book_yogi
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Happy 4th of July everyone!

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Lucy_Anywhere
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First book down on the #TBRbingo 🙌

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Mehso-so

I liked this retelling of Beauty and the Beast even if I didn't love it. The story sweeps you up, there's lots of meaningful glances and guarded secrets, and I devoured the last few chapters all while rolling my eyes at the teenage intensity of it all.

#fantasy #youngadult #retelling

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RiverKScottWrites
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🥀 Cliffhanger or no cliffhanger? What‘s your pref?

I cannot stress more that you should READ THIS BOOK 📚💖 I can‘t wait for the sequel!

They say if you want to make money on a book nowadays, write a series. Good advice?

#beautyandthebeast #fairytale #fantasy

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Butterflyamore
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#RWMphotochallenge

I am definitely enjoying this book so far. I think it is probably going to end up as a 4 or 5 star read for me. The story flows nicely, I love the distinct voices of the two first person narratives, the premise is a unique take on Beauty and the Beast, and I love Harper‘s tenacity! Yay for strong female characters!

And Delilah is a bit of a monster so she can relate to the story.

Hufflepuffle Delilah is adorable!! 2mo
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Butterflyamore
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Let‘s talk about summer #tbr goals! I don‘t have anything reasonable planned because I want to read #allthebooks but you can check out some of the ones I hope to get to here: https://youtu.be/dQL3IMWuZXs

@EadieB

#booktuber #bookvideo #summertbr #bookstoread #bookcommunity

ravenlee I love A Tree Grows in Brooklyn! Definitely need to revisit it. 2mo
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Butterflyamore
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Me: I am not a big fan of fantasy and I definitely don‘t like romance.

Also me: I can hardly wait to read these fantasy and romantic fantasy books this summer! 🤷‍♀️

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego It's always good to go out your comfort zone once in a while. 😊 2mo
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Butterflyamore
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“Half a dozen compliments leap to my tongue, but she‘s not the type to swoon for pretty lies.” ~Brigid Kemmerer/A Curse So Dark and Lonely

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Butterflyamore
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Weekly check in: What are you reading now? What are you looking forward to starting next?

I‘m currently reading The Whisper Man, which I should finish tonight, and Me & Emma, which I haven‘t put much of a dent in. 🤷‍♀️ I am also still listening to the first HP audiobook. I‘ll be starting A Curse So Dark and Lonely and Sometimes I Lie soon and I am excited to get into those.

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mylifeas_marissa
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Since I love Beauty and the Beast retellings, here's book 11.

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xxjenadanxx
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This is my tentative stack for this month‘s #24b4monday! Color coordination was unintentional but I embrace it happily! It kind of snuck up on me this month so I‘m not sure how much reading I‘ll actually get done this weekend but it‘s good to have a goal!

@TheReadingMermaid @Andrew65 @jb72

jb72 Those are some good choices. Good luck! (Nice color combo) 2mo
Andrew65 Some great choices. Good luck. 👍😊 2mo
xxjenadanxx @jb72 @Andrew65 thank y‘all! Two down so far! 2mo
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CareBear
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Guys! My favorite local indie has joined Litsy! Help me welcome Karen, the owner of That Bookstore, and another reader I met tonight at our Not so YA book club and tag some people they should follow! @ThatBookStore @Jnharris10 #litsywelcomewagon

Lovesbooks87 Welcome to Litsy @ThatBookStore and @Jnharris10 ! It is an amazing place! (edited) 2mo
JoyBlue Welcome, @ThatBookStore & @Jnharris10! It‘s really lovely here! 📚💙 (edited) 2mo
mcipher Welcome to Litsy @ThatBookStore @Jnharris10 - hope you love it here!! 2mo
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mcipher @CareBear Is this in CT?! 2mo
CareBear @mcipher yes! Wethersfield 2mo
Amiable Welcome! I need to take a trip up to visit That Book Store! 2mo
MrBook Welcome to the #LitsyFamily, @ThatBookStore and @Jnharris10 !!! @CareBear is so incredible, you‘re lucky to be friends with her IRL. 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2mo
Jnharris10 Thank you @CareBear and hi everyone! 😌📚💜 2mo
mcipher @CareBear Thanks! I know where I‘m going next time I have to visit DMV! 😆 2mo
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CareBear @MrBook ☺️ such kind words. 2mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Welcome to Litsy!!! @ThatBookStore and @Jnharris10 🎊🎊🎊🎊🎊🎊 2mo
ThatBookStore Thanks for the welcome! I‘ll be sharing Litsy will my favorite customers! 2mo
Ncostell Welcome @ThatBookStore and @Jnharris10 ! I‘m sure you‘ll love it here. I really enjoyed visiting your beautiful store with @CareBear, @mrozzz and @kspenmoll earlier this month. I will definitely be back! 2mo
kspenmoll Welcome to Litsy! @ThatBookStore l had such a wondetful time at your store when I met up with @CareBear @Ncostell @mrozzz - hope to repeat that soon! Welcome @Jnharris10 ! I am sure you will love it here! 2mo
mrozzz Welcome welcome @ThatBookStore & @Jnharris10 !!! I have been loving the bookstore! One of my new CT faves! 💕 2mo
Jnharris10 @CareBear you should coordinate a That Bookstore Litsy meetup! 😊 2mo
CareBear @Jnharris10 we did a small one there earlier this month...but I love the idea and maybe we can do another (bigger) one in early fall! 2mo
Eggs Welcome to Litsy 📚🤗 @ThatBookStore 1mo
IamIamIam I have not sufficiently scrolled through my feed in months and I'm finally catching up!!!! Haha, happy to welcome, albeit belatedly, @thatbookstore to Litsy!! 1w
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ThatBookStore
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Our “Not So YA Book Club” seemed to all enjoy this one. It was a really good reimagining of Beauty and Beast. I‘m #teamrhea but we did have someone ship #HarperGrey so I guess we‘ll see where the sequel takes us.

GerardtheBookworm It's cute but a bit repetitive. Definitely appeals to that Beauty and the Beast fairytale trope fan. 2mo
LitsyWelcomeWagon Welcome to Litsy! Hope these #Litsytips by @RaimeyGallant http://bit.ly/litsytips and #LitsyHowTo videos: goo.gl/UrCpoU are helpful. There‘s so many fun things to do: book exchanges, buddy reads, photo challenges and more! #LitsyWelcomeWagon 2mo
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hannah-leeloo
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Still can't wait for this sequal. I loved a curse so dark and lonely. Guna be worth the wait. Happy reading all 📖📚🙃

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Siriusly Bookish
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Finished this book almost a week ago and cannot stop thinking about it. I need A Heart So Fierce and Broken so badlyyyy 😬😬

Mishu94 What‘s it about? 🤓 2mo
Siriusly Bookish @Mishu94 the best way for me to describe it (I like only knowing the bare minimum of books) is a dark retelling of beauty in the beast that is set both in a fictional world and our world today 2mo
Mishu94 Oooo it sounds goood! How did you like it? 2mo
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Siriusly Bookish @Mishu94 it was fantastic, I loved it so much! 2mo
Mishu94 @Siriusly Bookish ill give it a try then! 😁 2mo
Siriusly Bookish @Mishu94 yes you definitely should! 2mo
Siriusly Bookish @Mishu94 the action started right away! 2mo
Mishu94 @Siriusly Bookish i really want to read something good that keeps me interested! So I‘m going to stack this! 😁 2mo
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cookreadsleep
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Today i learned that the proper phrase is “you‘ve got another think coming.” I hate when i learn I‘ve been doing something wrong my whole life.

Thanks Judas Priest.

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