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A Curse So Dark and Lonely

(2019)
(The first book in the Cursebreaker series)
A novel by

 
 
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.

Genre: Young Adult Fantasy

Praise for this book

"An intensely original retelling. Full of fierce new characters, wicked magic, and wondrous amounts of heart, Brigid Kemmerer doesn't just tell a story, she builds an entire world that you will never want to leave." - Stephanie Garber

"Slow burning, big hearted, magical fun! I loved every minute." - Wendy Higgins

"I couldn't get this creative, suspenseful take on Beauty and the Beast out of my head." - Sara Holland

"Heartwarming, thoughtful and romantic: Brigid Kemmerer took me on a magical journey with this dark fairytale about growing up, falling in love, and making impossible choices." - Jodi Meadows


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Used availability for Brigid Kemmerer's A Curse So Dark and Lonely

Hardback Editions

January 2019 : USA Hardback
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Title: A Curse So Dark and Lonely (The Cursebreaker Series)
Author(s): Brigid Kemmerer
ISBN: 1-68119-508-9 / 978-1-68119-508-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury YA
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Paperback Editions

January 2020 : USA Paperback
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Title: A Curse So Dark and Lonely (The Cursebreaker Series)
Author(s): Brigid Kemmerer
ISBN: 1-68119-510-0 / 978-1-68119-510-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury YA
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


January 2019 : UK Paperback
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Title: A Curse So Dark and Lonely (The Cursebreaker Series)
Author(s): Brigid Kemmerer
ISBN: 1-4088-8461-5 / 978-1-4088-8461-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury YA
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


Audio Editions

January 2020 : USA Audio edition
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Title: A Curse So Dark and Lonely
Author(s): Brigid Kemmerer
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing Plc
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January 2020 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: A Curse So Dark and Lonely
Author(s): Brigid Kemmerer
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing Plc
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January 2020 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: A Curse So Dark and Lonely
Author(s): Brigid Kemmerer
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing Plc
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January 2020 : UK Audio edition
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Title: A Curse So Dark and Lonely
Author(s): Brigid Kemmerer
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing Plc
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

January 2019 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: A Curse So Dark and Lonely (The Cursebreaker Series Book 1)
Author(s): Brigid Kemmerer
Publisher: Bloomsbury YA
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


January 2019 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: A Curse So Dark and Lonely (The Cursebreaker Series)
Author(s): Brigid Kemmerer
Publisher: Bloomsbury YA
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU