Hello friends! Today I have my book review of
A Curse So Dark and Lonely, by Brigid Kemmerer.
A Curse So Dark and Lonely is the first book in the Cursebreakers trilogy.
Trigger Warnings: Death, Death mention, Death caused by Cancer, Cancer mention, suicide mention, suicide attempt, Murder. (if I’ve missed anything, please let me know)
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.
I was so, so excited to read A Curse So Dark and Lonely… and that’s why I believe that I didn’t end up enjoying it as much as I wished I had.
Let me get this straight though, I still kinda enjoyed the novel.