Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “A Vow So Bold and Deadly (Cursebreakers, #3)” as Want to Read:
A Vow So Bold and Deadly (Cursebreakers, #3)
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

A Vow So Bold and Deadly

(Cursebreakers #3)

3.99  ·  Rating details ·  6,899 ratings  ·  1,635 reviews
Face your fears, fight the battle.

Emberfall is crumbling fast, torn between those who believe Rhen is the rightful prince and those who are eager to begin a new era under Grey, the true heir. Grey has agreed to wait two months before attacking Emberfall, and in that time, Rhen has turned away from everyone—even Harper, as she desperately tries to help him find a path to pe
Hardcover, 408 pages
Published January 26th 2021 by Bloomsbury YA
More Details... Edit Details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about A Vow So Bold and Deadly, please sign up.
Popular Answered Questions
Brigid All four. :-)

Goodreads won't let me post an answer that short, so I'll elaborate to add that it has the perspectives of Rhen, Harper, Grey, and Lia M…more
All four. :-)

Goodreads won't let me post an answer that short, so I'll elaborate to add that it has the perspectives of Rhen, Harper, Grey, and Lia Mara in pretty equal measure. (less)
Brigid Yes! A lot! All four POVs will be included in VOW.

Community Reviews

Showing 1-30
Average rating 3.99  · 
Rating details
 ·  6,899 ratings  ·  1,635 reviews

More filters
Sort order
Start your review of A Vow So Bold and Deadly (Cursebreakers, #3)
Lia Carstairs
wait, wait WHAT-

that cannot be the end. I-

I don't know how to feel.

that moment when the ending prevents a book from being a 5 stars *sadness*

I'll start off with this—RHEN. DESERVED. MORE.

I refuse to believe that this is the end of the Cursebreakers world. There literally has to be more because that ending did not resolve everything and if I'm being honest, I'd say the only people who truly got their happy ending are Grey and Lia Mara...and I could care less about them (I know, ✨unpopula
Jan 30, 2021 rated it liked it
well, it might have been a mistake to have had high hopes for this. i gave the previous book the benefit of the doubt and told myself i wouldnt judge everything until i read this, hoping for redemption, but man. this was rough.

i mean, if this was a book all on its own, completely unrelated to ‘a curse so dark and lonely,’ this is objectively a very good book. the writing is great, the pacing is decent, and the characters are complex. but i have to look at the bigger picture.

i dont want to spoil
✨ A ✨
Jun 25, 2019 marked it as to-read
With how AHSFAB ended I'm actually quite nervous for this one. I know that Rhen (view spoiler) but who knows, maybe Kemmerer will change my mind.

I think what we all need is for Harper and Lia Mara to become fr
Helena of Eretz ✰
I received this complimentary ARC from the publisher, in exchange for an honest review.

This was another buddy read with Gabriëlle!!!

This is a sampler of just the first four chapters...
Feb 28, 2021 rated it liked it
After loving the first two books of this series, I have just been bubbling with excitement, ready to completely immerse myself into what surely must be the epic last book of this trilogy. There is no way A Vow So Bold and Deadly would let me down, right?


Diving into this book was like diving into... nothing. Because nothing happens in the first half (that's 200 pages!) of this book. When we left off at the end of book 2, it was clear that war is coming. So I expected to jump right into war,
Maja  - BibliophiliaDK ✨
Feb 03, 2021 rated it it was ok
Shelves: fantasy, ya

I really feared this was what was going to happen with this book. I LOVED the first one SO MUCH! I loved Harper, Rhen and Grey. They second book caught me by surprise and didn't fully live up to the first but I was okay with it. But it also made me fear for the conclusion of this series. It made me fear, that the magic of the first book would be completely lost. Sadly, for me at least, that fear came true.

👎 What I Disliked 👎

Lia Mara: I was okay with Lia Mara in
Cait (Caitsbooks)
Thank you so much to Bloomsbury YA for giving me an ARC in exchange for an honest review!

Quick Stats:
5/5 Stars
Characters: 4.5/5
Setting: 4/5
Writing: 5/5
Plot and Themes: 5/5
Awesomeness Factor: 5/5
Review in a Nutshell: A Vow So Bold and Deadly is exactly what I wanted in a finale. It was epic, full of twists and turns that kept me on the edge of my seat, with amazing characters that I absolutely adored.

// Content Warning: Violence, Death, Torture, Chronic Illness, Suicide Mention, War Them
Feb 04, 2021 rated it really liked it
4.5 Stars
Jan 28, 2021 rated it did not like it
What the actual fuck? Did I read the same book as everyone else? Fair warning, this is a super long, ranty and spoilery review. Yet, let the record reflect that I loved ACSDAL.

The tl;dr is that: Every character in this book is an idiot. Oh, and watching Rhen getting cucked into oblivion made my blood boil.

I'm so sad that this story became a series when it should have remained a standalone. I really didn't enjoy AHSFAB but I was so invested in the characters and confident in BK's writing ability
Sep 26, 2020 rated it really liked it
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here.
♠ TABI⁷ ♠
Jun 25, 2019 marked it as to-read
Shelves: edelweiss


well they LIED ABOUT THE PURPLE COVER but I'm okay with that because that red cover looks fierce and I've already got so many epic Bookstagram ideas

This book is messier than my bedroom and I'm not even being sarcastic (I wish I was though. Life would've been better)

I know this is probably going to be the only review with such a low rating and this is going to be one of the most unpopular opinion in the history of unpopular opinions but you know what? screw that

Ugh! I'm so disappointed and frustrated right now I can't even...

The things all of us me wanted from this book:

- Rhen to be sorry for what he did. He needs to understand what a scum
☆ ∙ Nara ∙ ☆
Jan 18, 2021 marked it as to-read

NOBODY better die *squints at Brigid Kemmerer*
Ꮗ€♫◗☿ ❤️ ❤️
Just a small sample!

I wasn’t too happy to find out I just got a sample of the book it is 4 very small chapters. I am one that never reads long excerpts or if a writer has a chapter available early on, I never read it. I want to read the whole book at once. Though since I grabbed this from Netgalley I figure I have to honor my commitments and do at least somewhat of a review.

The sample definitely whet my appetite for the book. It has all our favorite characters Rhen, Harper, Grey and Lia Mara. I
Trisha Tomy
Blog Review: https://trishadoeseverythingbutstudy2...

I received a free e-ARC from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review!

This excerpt was nowhere near enough. At all. It was all nice and slow and just easing into the story, when the last page of the excerpt really went, BOOOM you thought, girl?

I'm really scared about Rhen because oh God he doesn't know about Grey's abilities, and Grey's not telling him, and these two fools are going to destroy the world because of miscommunication.

Its just s
Zain ✨
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here.
♡ Dakota ♡ (Sarcasm is my middle name)
Hi, I demand Brigid Kemmerer go to jail because she’s trying to kill me :)
Mar 03, 2021 marked it as to-read
I've litterly been waiting for a copy to be available at the library for over a month because one of my 2021 goals is to not buy anymore books until I read at least half of my unread ones, and now it FINALLY is ready!

(Even though I was 10th in line and there are 9 copies...)

I'm both really excited and scared to start, just looking at all the mixed reviews I've seen .
Anna *Bran. San. Stan*
4.5 stars. My heart. My poor, poor heart... What started as a Beauty and the Beast retelling, has grown into something bigger and better in the course of this series. Something truly heart-wrenching and beautiful. If you’re into YA fantasy, you should definitely pick this up! (And if you’ve liked the first two books, you’ve undoubtedly already put this on your TBR.)

Brigid Kemmerer‘s prose is beautiful, her dialogues well-written and witty; the way she casually disperses truths deep and meaningf
That little teaser was not enough! I NEED more!
A y a

In a land of myth, and a time of magic, the destiny of a great kingdom rests on the shoulders of a young boy. His name…

Weeeellll actually it rested on the shoulders of a young group and their names were: Harper, Rhen, Grey, Lia Mara, Tycho, Noah, Jake, Zo, Iisak *carries on naming characters*

I know I just keep getting bad at these but bare with me please.

The final battle for the throne of Emberfall is about to commence, the one true heir has been revealed and the people's loyalty have been left
Sentranced Jem
Jul 02, 2020 marked it as to-read
Raise your hand if you're excited for A Vow So Bold and Deadly. 🙋🙋
Raise your hand if you're nervous-excited. 🙋🙋
Raise your hand if you're freaking out after reading the first line of AVSBAD. 🙋🙋🙋

Update 1:
Isn't the cover so beautiful 😍😍😍

Update 2:
Feb 01, 2021 rated it it was amazing
This was a beautiful conclusion to one of my favorite series. I'm left a little sad that it's over, yet deeply satisfied with how it all came together at the end.

I'm always intrigued by the villian in a story. I love a good villian that really deserves the reader's disgust, yet sometimes I feel they are a bit lacking and not quite believable. I felt like the villian in this story was truly despicable. She really crawled under my skin and it was a relief when she finally met her end. I thought t
julia ☆ [owls reads]
Jan 26, 2021 rated it it was ok
Shelves: ya-fantasy
#1 A Curse so Dark and Lonely: ★★★✮☆ | 3.5 stars
#2 A Heart So Fierce and Broken: ★★☆☆☆ | 2 stars


A Vow so Bold and Deadly gets:

1 full star for the writing style - it was super easy to get into and the way Kemmerer handled the different POVs was wonderful. Rhen, Harper, Grey and Lia Mara had very distinct voices and the changes from one perspective to the other flowed smoothly.

And 1 full star for Grey's character - he was the only character who put his brain cells together to make sensible decisi
Jan 17, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Well, this has been everything.

I’ve loved these characters from the first page. As I saw in another review, book 1 was about Harper, book 2 was about Lia Mara, and this one was Rhen and Grey and that is so very accurate. I truly enjoyed getting to be in everyone’s head as this story progressed.

Plot wise, it’s still a bit of a slow burn, but mostly because there are a lot of moving pieces and it takes time to get everything into place. I was never bored, always captivated, sometimes surprised.
Jul 10, 2020 marked it as to-read
*Synopsis contains spoilers for previous books and so does this post.

I know it’s coming, but there’s nothing I hate more than,

an old enemy resurfaces who could destroy them all.

Yes, I’m looking at you too, King of Scars .

Release date: January 2021

(To be Read)
Danielle (yaallegiance)
Dec 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing
The easiest 5 stars I've ever given. Pick up this book the MOMENT it releases. Review to come soon!!! ...more
Jan 31, 2021 rated it it was amazing
wowowowwowow I AM IN LOVE!!!

i started this book SO HESITANT but only because I didn’t want the series to end. i now want to completely wipe the plot of all three books so i can re-experience it all over again.

JFC I loved this book so much. what a perfect ending and a perfect wrap up for the cursebreaker trilogy. if you haven’t read this series yet, WHAT THE HECK ARE YOU DOING!!

harper is so strong willed and so brave; lia mara I WOULD JUST DIE FOR. i was very torn between rhen and grey but you kn
Feb 22, 2021 rated it it was amazing
I know there are dark topics in this book, but it’s honestly such a comfort read to me. The characters and their relationships are so cute and now I’m attached. Hopefully there’ll be another series!
« previous 1 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 next »

Readers also enjoyed

  • Famous in Love (Famous in Love, #1)
  • Finding Perfect (Hopeless #2.6)
  • Long Bright River
  • Isla and the Happily Ever After (Anna and the French Kiss, #3)
  • My [Secret] YouTube Life
  • Dog Man (Dog Man, #1)
  • A ​Court of Silver Flames (A Court of Thorns and Roses, #4)
  • Cruel Beauty
  • The Princess Diaries (The Princess Diaries, #1)
  • Crimson Bound
  • Tweet Cute
  • The Hating Game
  • Big Lies in a Small Town
  • The Other People
  • Passagier 23
  • Winter (The Lunar Chronicles, #4)
  • Avatar: The Last Airbender- Smoke and Shadow, Part 3 (Smoke and Shadow, #3)
  • Avatar: The Last Airbender: North and South, Part 3 (North and South, #3)
See similar books…
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

Other books in the series

Cursebreakers (3 books)
  • A Curse So Dark and Lonely (Cursebreakers, #1)
  • A Heart So Fierce and Broken (Cursebreakers, #2)

Articles featuring this book

Gothic romance, dueling family restaurants, West African magic, and much, much more! It sure looks like 2021 is shaping up to be a year of...
138 likes · 16 comments
“I’m confident in my strengths, but that doesn’t mean I don’t think about my weaknesses.” 3 likes
More quotes…