A Curse So Dark and Lonely (Cursebreakers #1) by Brigid Kemmerer {Review by Kayla}

Overall Rating: 5 Stars
Title: A Curse So Dark and Lonely
Author: Brigid Kemmerer
Series: Cursebreakers #1

Fall in love, break the curse.

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.




WHen I finished this book, it felt like I just came out of battle it was so intense.

So I read this book extremely quickly and I can’t decide if I love that I finished it because it was kind of the best thing ever or that I hate that I finished it because it was the best thing ever and I have to wait until JANUARY for the next book to come out. I’m not really sure how I’m going to survive waiting that long but I’m going to have to.

Let’s just start out by talking about how much I love Harper and how much I strive to be her because her personality and quickness, along with her determination and just everything about her is amazing. Then there is Grey, who
I fell for first and I love his subtle but hilarious dark humor. Then there is Rhen, at first I hated him, but in the end of course, he won over my heart.

This book had me laughing out loud more times than I can count, gasping more times than I thought was possible, and even with that, it had me on the verge of tears and so much more.

I got lost in this book for hours and hours straight- I am not exaggerating- and from beginning to end there was no point whatsoever that was boring at all, which is extremely rare to find. From the first sentence to the last, it was no doubt a 5 start book and I fear for my next book that I read because I don’t think it can compete with this book.

I don’t know how I will be recovering from this amazing book but I can safely say, anyone who is interested NEEDS to read this book and even though I finished it, I want to go back so badly.

Butterfly Rating: 3 Stars


Book Boyfriend Rating: 4 stars


Age Recommendation: 13+




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