A Curse So Dark and Lonely by Brigid Kemmerer

A Curse So Dark and LonelyA Curse So Dark and Lonely by Brigid Kemmerer
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Wow! This was the BEST retelling of Beauty and the Beast that I’ve read to date. Now, I know you’re thinking, how many could she have possibly read? Well, I can think of 6 other YA retellings of Beauty and the Beast that I have read in the past few years, some of which were also very good, but none that topped this one.

I’m now going to look up everything Kemmerer has ever written and give it a try, as this was pure magic. It was just spot on from start to finish. It took me through the full range of emotions. The world building was superb. The character development was excellent. The plot was fast paced and exciting. I loved the blending of the two different dimensions. There was just so much to love with this one.

The MC has cerebral palsy, and she was so kickass. She just tackled things with so much courage and conviction, and she didn’t take shit from anyone. She also didn’t tell herself she couldn’t do things, just because she had a limp. I absolutely adored her. She was so strong but also always true to herself and her own feelings and ideas.

I will definitely reread this one, probably many times. In fast, I think I’m headed over to Audible to see if I can pre-order a copy right now.

PS: I read an advanced copy of this novel through Netgalley, and release day for this novel is January 29, 2019. Go pre-order a copy now, because this one will not disappoint.

Book 19 read in 2019

Pages: 496

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