A Curse So Dark and Lonely
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 ...more
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quick! someone call the vatican and let them know a miracle has happened, because this is the first time i am giving a fairytale retelling 5 stars!!
this. book. is. phenomenal. like, honestly guys. you need to stop what you are doing and go get this book. the idea of ‘beauty and the beast’ has been retold multiple times, but this ...more
I even had to check twice to see if Brigid Kemmerer really wrote this because I do not remember her writing style being so elegant and feeling like a lover’s caress. Oh my!
Well, look, Valentine’s Day is coming up, I can’t help but be a little e ...more
Unpopular opinion here, but I was just so bored. I was into it for probably 300 pages because I figured it had to get some dimension to it at some point, but it never did. I loved the rep with the main character having cerebral palsy, she was probably my favourite character out of all of them, but she was still a tough one to pin down because things were presented but never really expounded upon (not even just with her personality, it was an issu ...more
Like. This book is a Beauty and the Beast retelling, except take away the dope library and all the nice songs and France (okay yes I know the Disney version isn’t the original but I LIKE huge libraries and nice songs and France!!). Anyway take all that stuff, and replace it with scenes from gritty modern-day D.C. and blood and monsters and blood and oh my god SO MUCH VIOLENCE AND BLOOD.
And also a love triangle.
Following? No, not even slightly? That’s fair, and also me ...more
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Omg!! THIS WAS THE BEST RETELLING EVER AND IS IN MY FAVORITES LIST!! I need the next book NOW!!
Harper comes from modern day DC. She has cerebral palsy and she’s bad ass! Harper gets sucked into another world when she attacks Commander Grey when she sees him carrying a woman away. She thinks he is going to kill the lady. Suddenly Harper gets transported into another wo ...more
This was a flop for me. Here I was expecting to really enjoy this retelling and it just got worse as I read on.
I could not tell you what happened in the last 100 pages or so. I skim-read it an ...more
Right, so...this was an AMAZING La Belle et la Bête retelling!!! And trust me, I’ve read half a dozen of them by now (Beastly, Cruel Beauty, A Court of Thorns and Roses, Uprooted, Hunted). Why no, I don’t have a problem…Why would you even think that?! ;)
I especially enjoyed the fact that, like Meagan Spooner’s Hunted, we were able to see inside the mind of the beast! I think that this book ranks just u ...more
#2 A Heart So Fierce and Broken DNF
If you've read the book and enjoy listening to great songs that are super emotional and reminiscent of characters, might I encourage you to listen to 'I'll Be Good' by Jaymes Young and cry over Rhen with me?
Harper’s life isn’t easy—her father has left her family with all his debts, her brother is working for the same loan sharks they owe, and her mother is in the final stages of cancer. Meanwhile, in the land of Emberfall...more
i genuinely didn’t hate this, but i also didn’t really...like it? (except the cerebral palsy rep that harper provided. that was excellent.)
idk, what does ACSDAL bring to the table? it’s a generic beauty and the beast story with a boring love interest, an unnecessary love triangle, and a very loose world. there just wasn’t much to keep me interested and i struggled to get invested.
with this book and cinder being such disappointments for me recently, may ...more
I am always surprised to discover that when the world seems darkest, there exists the greatest opportunity for light.
In case you didn't know already, one of my book talents are joining in the hype of the books months or years after the hype. A Curse So Dark and Lonely was really one of my most anticipated releases of 2019. I wasn't a fan of Kemmerer's popular Letters To the Lost book, but I still wanted to give this one a shot. Considering I'm not even a fan of YA fantasy and it's so ...more
ARC provided by Bloomsbury in exchange for an honest review.
“I am always surprised to discover that when the world seems darkest, there exists the greatest opportunity for light.”
A Curse So Dark and Lonely is a reimagining of Beauty and the Beast with a much darker theme. In this version, the Prince is forced to repeat the quest to find love over and over each season, while causing more and more bloodshed each time. But after three-hundred seasons, this season will officially be the ...more
And I regret nothing!
This book was strange for me. I honestly had no idea how I would rate it because while I was completely addicted while reading, I also didn't love it. I wasn't even close to loving it. And I don't know what to make of that.
This book ...more
is an unpopular praise of a teen girl
who has watched Beauty and The Beast (1991) exactly 113 times,
listened to its ending song over 400 times,
spent a fortune on everything Belle,
and then finally read her first complete retelling of a fairy-tale.
I don't even remember how I ended up reading this (probably because of the beautiful cover) but anyways I did and I am so proud of my naive decision.
This book got ...more
For those who don't know, this book is a Beauty and the Beast retelling but it is actually so much better than the original. Don't get me wrong I like the original one but the whole talking teacups and dancing candles is kind of off-putting. In this one the prince has only one (very loyal) commander. So that was cool.
And the ending! Oh my God the ending! Can't wa ...more
➸ this is a beauty and the beast retelling!
I'm a ferocious fan of retellings, but I like ...more
But this book is an absolute failure.
I'm not even going to bother with the niceties because this will turn into a full blown rant anyway.
I'll start with the obvious: plot holes so big you will never ever accidentally fall into them cause you can spot them from miles away. So apparently the curse means that there is one girl for one "season" and the season usually ends when summer ends and the prince turns into a monster, or when the mission is aborted because it's obvio ...more
* OH MY GOD I AM DEAD, this is coming to you from the beyond, where my soul was expelled after reading this book
* in case you didn’t know, this is a Beauty and the Beast retelling and it is GLORIOUS
* the main character has cerebral palsy, and she’s a goddamn badass, I would let her walk all over me and say thank you
* the writing is beautiful and mesmerising and this book had almost 500 pages but I absolutely FLEW through it because this is what good literature does to me
* there’s such a ...more
This book was as enchanting and angsty as I was hoping it would be. I read well over 200 pages of it in one sitting the night I picked it up, which at my current mental state should be considered an Olympic feat. I was glued onto the story from the main character's strong will to the love interest's angst-ridden curse. The writing, though not entirely glowing, did sweep me away. The first issue I h ...more
When Harper sees a man Kidnapping a young unconscious woman, she knows she needs to act fast. She saves the woman, but get captured herself. Suddenly she’s not in DC anymore, she’s in another land, another world.
The man who kidnapped her is a Kings guard - Grey who serves a prince named Rhen.
They tell her she needs to stay.
But Kidnapping stays Kidnapping, even if ...more
They believe her limp is the result of a war injury, but Harper is quick to correct them. "I was born this way," she'll snap, "and I'm going to die this way, so teach me to work around it."
Not bad. Not bad at all.
Honestly, I'm a sucker for Beauty and the Beast retellings and this one was exceptionally good. I loved loved loved, Harper— a strong witted girl with cerebral palsy, who accidentally gets transported from modern D.C. to an unknown fantasy magic land (honestly everyone's biggest wi ...more
There are so many “retellings” of the beauty and the beast story out there and I know the original is a classic but frankly the romantic beauty and the beast story is a bit boring to me. This story was so much more exciting and adventurous.
I liked the fact that Rhen, the Prince with the curse is from the fairytale like kingdom of Emberfall, while Harper is a real girl with cerebral palsy from Washington DC, who mistakenly gets kidnapped to try to break the curse. ...more
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