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A Heart So Fierce and Broken

(Cursebreakers #2)

4.21  ·  Rating details ·  2,054 ratings  ·  815 reviews
Find the heir, win the crown.

The curse is finally broken, but Prince Rhen of Emberfall faces darker troubles still. Rumors circulate that he is not the true heir and that forbidden magic has been unleashed in Emberfall. Although Rhen has Harper by his side, his guardsman Grey is missing, leaving more questions than answers.

Win the crown, save the kingdom.

Rumored to be
Hardcover, 464 pages
Published January 7th 2020 by Bloomsbury YA
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BrinkPinkLibrarian Oh I actually rather like Grey and Harper together. Personally, I thought they had more chemistry. But just seeing anybody with Grey would probably…moreOh I actually rather like Grey and Harper together. Personally, I thought they had more chemistry. But just seeing anybody with Grey would probably make me happy. Fingers crossed that Lia is just as awesome as Harper! :)(less)

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If you're wondering what my heart felt like immediately after I finished this — the title of this book should be able to provide some insight.


If you have not read A Curse so Dark and Lonely (book #1) then DO NOT read this review

“Since you made me realize that I am no longer a weapon to be wielded by another.”

The curse might be broken but Emberfall is still on the verge of collapse. Rumours about the true heir are circulating and the people are starting to question Rhen's authority.

But as
destiny ♡⚔♡ [howling libraries]
#1 A Curse So Dark and Lonely
#2 A Heart So Fierce and Broken DNF

DNF @ 20%

No rating, obviously, because I didn't read nearly enough of this to really give a thoughtful opinion on it... but ow, my heart.

This was one of my most anticipated releases of 2020! Curse was one of my favorite reads of 2019, I loved Harper and Rhen and Grey so freaking much, I loved the plot, everything. My hopes were SO high — and then the mere first few chapters of this book snatched them up and threw them off a cliff
Jan 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing
oh wow. im quite conflicted about this one. this is my most anticipated sequel and release of 2020 and i am happy with this, but im also really let down by it. hear me out.

by the second chapter, it was quite evident this was going in a direction that i didnt like or support. although this picks up quite recently after the events of ‘a curse so dark and lonely,’ i feel like all of the characters went through some massive unseen change. they just didnt feel like the same people, with the same
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Pages: 464
Publication: January 7th 2020.

A cross between an epic fantasy and a legendary romance.

This book was everything I hoped it would be and more! I definitely recommend it to everyone who likes Fantasy, Fairytales, Adventure and Romance. It surprised and delighted me in that it was not any sort of retelling. Though I did think A Curse so Dark and Lonely was one of the best retellings of Beauty and the Beast, even better than the Disney versions, since it dealt with a genuine beast that
Jun 06, 2019 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
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Whitney Atkinson
Jan 04, 2020 rated it really liked it
Thank you to Bloomsbury for the advanced review copy!

This is so different from book one that I'm so interested to see how everyone is going to react. The first 200 pages of this were very dry and political, and I couldn't quite make sense of what was happening. It felt like the escalating drama could be solved with better communication, so I was frustrated why the author was dragging out so much hardship. In the last half, however, pieces started falling in place and the plot picked up.

I really
Helena of Eretz ✰
I received this complimentary ARC from the publisher, in exchange for an honest review.


Buddy read with my fellow Cursebreaker, Sailor! Our first buddy read, and hopefully, not our last! <3
Cardan Greenbriar
rtc with losta gordon ramsay

Bye Mom! Bye Dad! I'm off to Emberfall to live in the kitchen where FOOD MAGICALLY REAPPEARS
Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin
Omg! Omg! Omg!! I can’t wait!!! January!! . I loved the first book soooo much!! The wait!!!!

Jan 04, 2020 marked it as to-read
just got this in the mail and i can't wait to read it
alana ♡
"Fear makes people act in ways we'd never expect."

Kicking of 2020 with a 2 star review of one of my highly anticipated releases for the year was not how I imagined things going....but here we are. We're just going to dive right into this one because whew Lord, I have a lot to say. If you have not read the first book then definitely read this at your own risk as there are some pretty big spoilers for A Curse So Dark and Lonely in this review!

What I Liked

Transition and pacing.One of the things
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harper, princess of disi, love of my life, protector of my heart, giver of my rights, you deserved more than one pov chapter and five appearances in almost 500 pages where your only purpose is to serve the character development of your male counterparts
Candace Robinson
Mar 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I was pretty excited about Grey getting a POV in this because he was my favorite in the last book! Now, I was sad at first that we wouldn't be getting much from Rhen or Harper, but I will say, I really liked the new addition of Lia Mara! She was strong in so many ways!

Oh man, so some crap goes down in this book that I wasn't too pleased about concerning Rhen. Some of his actions were, WOW! But I won't give any spoilers. Also, Harper made me irritated as well. I still don't understand why Jake
Apr 09, 2019 marked it as to-read
Me:This book is a completely unnecessary sequel.
Also me: who do I have to bribe and/or threaten to get my hands on an early copy of this baby? I need to know more about Grey!
Feb 06, 2019 marked it as to-read
Man I can't wait a whole year, it's too far away :/
April (Aprilius Maximus)
1.) A Curse So Dark and Lonely .5
2.) A Heart So Fierce and Broken .5


“Choices are never easy. There are good and bad options, but the most dangerous is to not make any choice at all.”

representation: m/m side relationship, disability rep (cerebral palsy), mention of PTSD, POC rep, casual mentions of characters being in lgbt+ relationships.

[trigger warnings are listed at the bottom of this review and may contain spoilers]

・゚: *・゚:* 4 . 5 s t a r s *:・
Sol ~ TheBookishKing
“What we do know is what’s most important: this prince’s reign will come to an end, one way or another.”


This review is long, longer than what will probably be allowed on this website so click !!HERE!! for the link to my blog!

First and foremost I’d like to say, if you haven’t read A Curse so Dark and Lonely, please go read that before reading this. Or click !!HERE!! if you’re interested in watching my review on that!

I’m not holding back on spoilers for that book as there’s no way to explain what
arini ★彡
May 29, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
the only mr grey that i fancy.

Dark River
Sep 28, 2019 rated it it was ok
Okay, listen - LISTEN!!
Here there be spoilers because I have a lot of feelings about this book and I CANNOT contain them okay? SORRY. And be warned that most of them are not positive - to my own surprise.
A Heart so Fierce and Broken has been one of my most anticipated releases for 2020 following A Curse so Dark and Lonely, which remains one of my absolute favorite reads for all of 2019. I devoured that book, laughed and cried and fell oh so hard for every single character. Most of all the
♠ TABI ♠
Feb 22, 2019 marked it as to-read
Did I join Edelweiss just to hopefully get my hands on this before the release date?? Yes. Did I get a copy of it despite my expectations for the opposite?? YES I DID!!!


P R E O R D E R E D and now the true wait begins . . .

yknow even though the author has promised no love triangle I still feel like things are, ahaha, grey enough that I DON'T KNOW IF I SHOULD BE COMFORTED BY THAT STATEMENT OR NOT

from the blurb:

'Her own daughter Lia Mara sees the
Patty (IheartYA)
Nov 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This book wasn't at all what I expected, it was better...if that's even possible. Kemmerer is a genius. She can weave a tale like no other. I do not like alternating point of views but it works for this series. I missed Harper a lot; I thought we'd see more of her. That ending? C'mon! Now we must wait for book 3.
Maja  - BibliophiliaDK ✨



However, that just makes me even more excited for this and I really don't want to wait!!

Laurie –A Court of Books–
“There is no path here. I feel as though the curse never ended. The players simply changed.”

I received an ARC of A Heart so Fierce and Broken at BookExpo, this in no way impacts my review. However, my review is based on an unfinished and uncorrected copy, please note that the story and quotes may differ from the final book. I’ll keep this review as spoiler-free as possible, but there will still be spoilers for A Curse so Dark and Lonely.

I cannot start this review without saying how happy I
Danielle (Life of a Literary Nerd)
Still a good story, but not as fun/engaging as book 1 for me. I really liked having Gray as a POV because he was quite the scene stealer in book 1, and I loved getting to see more from him. Lia Mara was a bit of a frustrating charcter. I liked her compassion, bravery, and smarts - but she honestly had everyone around her look kinda stupid with how quickly she put things together. It just brought the story down a little bit. It was also hard to justify Rhen's direction and actions in this story. ...more
Christine Manzari
Jun 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This was brilliant and cruel and perfect. I never saw the plot twist coming at the end, and it both made me feel better and broke my heart. I adore this series.
Feb 18, 2019 marked it as to-read
To wait for a whole year.. Man, I feel so.. Grey?
Ashlee » Library In The Country
Second books are supposed to carry the great burden of moving a story from beginnings to endings. Sometimes those second books get a great deal of animosity. Sometimes they suffer the plight of being fillers or mere plot devices to make an ending work.

A Heart So Fierce and Broken does not suffer from second book syndrome. It doesn’t even feel like a second book. If anything, this book broadens the story, introduces us to a more volatile but lively Emberfall and Syhl Shallow. It shows us their
Mar 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing

“Eeeee!!!!!!” I.CAN.NOT.WAIT.ANYMORE!!!!
Book,please come out already!!!!!

Edit: DAMN!!! This cover is EVERYTHING This is now Officially my MOST anticipated book of 2020.

CAN NOT WAIT!!!!! My health is super crappy I really hope I make it to 2020 so I can read this book.
The previous book destroyed me ABSOLUTELY TOTALLY COMPLETELY.
Chelsea Humphrey
Sep 14, 2019 marked it as owned-to-read
Recommended to Chelsea by: Sol ~ TheBookishKing
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Aga Durka
This is one of the best sequels I’ve read so far. I am usually quite nervous when starting any sequel to a book I truly loved because most of the times the sequel does disappoint. A Curse So Dark and Lonely was one of my favorite YA fantasy books in 2019, and I am happy to report that the second book in the series, A Heart So Fierce and Broken, did not disappoint me. I loved it almost as much as the first book. It was a heart-pounding, beautifully written story of love and friendship, with an ...more
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Brigid Kemmerer is the New York Times bestselling author of dark and alluring Young Adult novels like A Curse So Dark and Lonely, More Than We Can Tell, and Letters to the Lost (Bloomsbury), as well as paranormal YA stories like The Elemental Series and Thicker Than Water (Kensington). A full time writer, Brigid lives in the Baltimore area with her husband, her boys, her dog, and her cat. When she ...more

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