{Waiting on Wednesday} A Curse So Dark and Lonely

Posted March 21, 2018 by Bee in Waiting on Wednesday / 28 Comments

Waiting on Wednesday or Can’t Wait Wednesday is a meme hosted by Wishful Endings, in which we have the opportunity to let others know about books that we are eagerly waiting for


{Waiting on Wednesday} A Curse So Dark and Lonely

A Curse so Dark and Lonely

by Brigid Kemmerer
Published on January 29th 2019
by Bloomsbury Children's
Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy, Retelling

Also by this author: Letters to the Lost, More Than We Can Tell (Letters to the Lost, #2), A Curse So Dark and Lonely (A Curse So Dark and Lonely, #1), A Heart So Fierce and Broken (Cursebreakers, #2)

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.

Why I’m Waiting: I love Brigid’s books and this one sounds so amazing you don’t even know. I get serious Beauty and the Beast vibes, which I LOVE. Also probably the point because it’s a retelling but you know. You can have a retelling and still not have the vibes of the thing it’s supposed to retell. And that cover is just too stunning for words.

What are you waiting for this week?


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28 responses to “{Waiting on Wednesday} A Curse So Dark and Lonely

  1. I’m kind of wary of this one if I’m being honest. I feel like Beauty and the Beast is the most retold fairytale and its almost getting saturated. I’m not entirely sure why publishers are still giving them the okay… I guess if they’re still selling they’ll still publish them. I have yet to put this one on the TBR because I already have a few Beauty and the Beast retellings on there and I don’t want to feel overwhelmed. I hope it turns out to be a good one for you!

    As for waiting… I really want Ruin of Stars by Linsey Miller to come out already. But alas that is all the way in August *cries*

    • Bee

      I can see where you’re coming from! I’m wary of Cinderella retellings for that exact reason. I feel like we got more retellings from that one than BatB though. But I could be wrong.

  2. Nathan

    A Beauty and the Beast retelling with a MC with a disability? Thank you for putting this on my radar.

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