31 May 2021

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Cursebreakers Series (A Curse so Dark and Lonely) by Brigid Kemmerer

Fall in love, break the curse.

Cursed by a powerful enchantress to repeat the autumn of his eighteenth year, Prince Rhen, the heir of Emberfall, thought he could be saved easily if a girl fell for him. But that was before he turned into a vicious beast hell-bent on destruction. 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 constantly underestimating her because of her cerebral palsy, Harper learned to be tough enough to survive. When she tries to save a stranger on the streets of Washington, DC, she's pulled into a magical world.

Break the curse, save the kingdom.

Harper doesn't know where she is or what to believe. A prince? A curse? A monster? 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:     2019, 2020 and 2021
Publisher:  Bloomsbury YA
Goodreads :  Click here
Series or Stand-Alone:  Books 1, 2 and 3, Cursebreakers
Source: Owned



I read the first book in this series, A Curse So Dark and Lonely back in 2018 when I had very kindly received an advanced readers copy from the publisher and loved it.  It had certainly been my intention of continuing with the series but, for me, I like to try the first book in the series to see whether I like it or not and if I do then I tend to wait until all the books are out in that series and then binge read them one after the other so I get the 'full impact' of the story while you are still in the world.

I loved this trilogy.  I am not sure whether there are going to be any more books in this trilogy/series as the way it was left at the end of the third book left me thinking either way really.  I would be happy if it was left as a trilogy but equally I would love to have more books in this series.  

What I loved about this story was the character development.  Following most of the characters, I found it interesting that characters that I loved at the beginning I ended up hating and vice versa changed the more into this trilogy I got into.  What I also loved was the world and the conflicts that appear between different characters and different 'sanctions' of this world.  

This was such a fun trilogy to read and good one to pick up if you don't want anything too complicated.