Can’t Wait Wednesday – Spotlight on A CURSE SO DARK AND LONELY by Brigid Kemmerer


“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, which encourages fellow bloggers to spotlight upcoming releases that we’re excited about.  It is a meme that I have  loved participating in for over a year now, but as Jill is no longer actively posting, from now on I’ll just be linking to Can’t Wait Wednesday, hosted by Tressa, which is a spinoff of the original WoW meme.

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My selection for this week is A Curse So Dark and Lonely by Brigid Kemmerer.   This book went on my TBR before I even read the synopsis because I loved Kemmerer’s More Than We Can Tell so much.  But then I realized it’s a Beauty and the Beast retelling and it fully cemented its status as a must-read book for me.  I have a long while to wait before this book comes out, but I think this will be one that’s worth the wait!



Publication Date:   January 29, 2019


From Goodreads:

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.

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I’d love to hear what upcoming book releases you’re waiting on this Wednesday? Leave me your link in the comments below and I’ll stop by and check out your CWW selection for this week. 🙂

34 replies
  1. sjhigbee
    sjhigbee says:

    What a wonderful cover, what a fabulous title – and I love the premise… Thank you for sharing this one as I’m going to be seeing if I can get hold of this one:)

    • Suzanne
      Suzanne says:

      I’m pretty excited for it. So far I’ve only read her contemporary fiction, so I’m looking forward to see how she does with fantasy.

  2. Lauren Becker
    Lauren Becker says:

    Sounds like a really unique re-telling of Beauty and the Beast, which is great. And I’m curious how Harper’s cerebral palsy is handled.


  3. Aimee (Aimee, Always)
    Aimee (Aimee, Always) says:

    Gah I’m SOOO excited for this one, too! I own a few of this author’s books (her fantasy series, I think), but haven’t gotten around to reading it yet. I’ve heard amazing things about her books, though, plus I can’t pass up a Beauty and the Beast retelling!!!

    – Aimee @ Aimee, Always

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