A curse so dark and lonely

by Kemmerer, Brigid,

Format: Print Book 2019
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Summary

A New York Times bestseller!
" Has everything you'd want in a retelling of a classic fairy tale." - Jodi Picoult

In a lush, contemporary fantasy retelling of Beauty and the Beast, Brigid Kemmerer gives readers another compulsively readable romance perfect for fans of Marissa Meyer.

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. 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.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Harper has learned how to fight. Not physically her cerebral palsy makes that hard but against the fear she feels every day for her mom, who's dying of cancer, and her brother, who's keeping their family afloat through any means. When she tries to stop an attempted kidnapping on the frigid streets of D.C. one night, Harper finds herself transported to the cursed world of Emberfell. Here Prince Rhen repeats the autumn of his eighteenth birthday every year, when winter comes, he transforms into a vicious monster. All that's left is a dwindling hope: if a girl falls in love with him, the curse will break. But in more than 300 years, none has. Harper's cerebral palsy, while mild, is treated as an afterthought, often unmentioned even in high-action scenes, and thin characterizations and a high-page count stall this Beauty and the Beast retelling. Still, the approach is compelling, and Kemmerer manages to put a fresh twist on an old story. High-concept fairy tales are popular, and younger fans of Sarah J. Maas will be eager for this one.--Maggie Reagan Copyright 2018 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Action, tension, and tragedy fuel this retelling of "Beauty and the Beast" by YA author Kemmerer (More Than We Can Tell). Harper, a high school senior with cerebral palsy, gets abducted while trying to thwart a kidnapping in Washington, D.C. She awakes at Ironrose Castle in Emberfall, where a vengeful enchantress, Lilith, has cursed Prince Rhen and his guard, Commander Grey, to continually relive the autumn of Rhen's 18th year. Every three months, unless he finds love, Rhen becomes a monster who kills indiscriminately. Afterward, the castle grounds reset, and Grey secures Rhen another potential mate. Harper has no intention of being wooed and plans to negotiate with Lilith for passage home, but after she discovers that a ruthless queen plans to invade Emberfall, she begins to reconsider. Harper and Rhen share the narration, building an alliance while fighting their burgeoning romance, and artfully rendered, emotionally complex secondary characters add depth and raise stakes. This enthralling modern fable champions altruism while illustrating intimacy's relationship with honesty, respect, trust, and consent. Ages 13-up. Agent: Mandy Hubbard, Emerald City Literary. (Jan.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."

Additional Information
Subjects Blessing and cursing -- Ficiton.
Magic -- Fiction.
Cerebral palsy -- Fiction.
People with disabilities -- Ficiton.
Fairy tales.
Fantasy fiction.
Young adult fiction.
Publisher New York :2019
Language English
Description 484 pages : map ; 24 cm
ISBN 9781681195087
1681195089
9781681195100
1681195100
9781408884614
1408884615
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