7 Nov 2018

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Book Review / A Curse so Dark and Lonely by Brigid Kemmerer

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 Lacy. 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

Published:     29th January 2019
Publisher:  Bloomsbury
Goodreads :  Click here
Series or Stand-Alone:  Book 1 in a series, hopefully
Source:  Review Copy from Publisher


Having recently read and loved Letters to the Lost by this author, I was so excited to see what this was all about.  I am just going to say right now that I absolutely adore this book!  You have three main characters in this book, Rhen (the Crown Prince), Grey (the Crown Prince's Commander) and Harper (the unlucky/lucky person that literally gets pulled into their world unexpectedly. Rhen is under a curse and Grey is sworn to protect him, no matter what.  To break this curse, Rhen has to find someone to fall in love with him.  So far, he has been very unlucky but will Harper be the one?

Although very predictable in a lot of places in this book in terms of romance and action, I just could not pull myself away from this story and actually read this book in one sitting!  It took quite a number of hours, but I did it!  I had to know what would happen next...  This is a very long book and although I would normally say that stories like this don't need to be too long but this was worth every single word and need I say it but could have been longer lol!

Now, this book does have a twist that I didn't see coming right near the end that made the story so much more interesting than I had originally thought (and originally I thought this was very interesting...).  Although it does not say on Goodreads whether this will be a series or not, but I seriously hope that it will be because I need to know what happens next!!!