A Curse So Dark and Lonely by Brigid Kemmerer
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Published: January 29th, 2019
Publisher: Bloomsbury YA
Recommended Age: 12+
Genres & Themes: Young Adult, Fantasy, Magic, Romance, Fairy Tale, War Setting
This is hands down one of the best fairy tale retellings I have ever read. I did not have high expectations at all, having found Brigid Kemmerer’s Letters to the Lost to be a MEH read (please don’t curse me!), but this story hooked me right from the start.
I even had to check twice to see if Brigid Kemmerer really wrote this because I do not remember her writing style being so elegant and feeling like a lover’s caress. Oh my!
Well, look, Valentine’s Day is coming up, I can’t help but be a little extra romantic (or corny). Actually, I highly recommend buying this as a Valentine’s Day gift for your special someone because the love that is depicted in this story is TRUE and must be shared with the entire universe!
I’d like to be able to say that I only get this dramatic in prose, but alas the way I write is the way I speak. Just yesterday, a friend was telling me about her boyfriend’s unboyfriend-like behavior and I gave her a passionate speech about love, trust and sacrifice I knew little about.
Maybe I should have given her this book instead.
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Yesssss! I am so happy you gave it 5 stars Lola!I know you never b@llsh@t people and say what you mean so yes I am so so happy because I loved it too!
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aw this comment made my day!!
I’m so happy to see you enjoyed this one! I met the author at a book festival last year and really enjoyed hearing her speak on a panel. I haven’t picked up any of her books because I’m not big on YA contemporary, but maybe I’ll give this one a go!
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Oh I’m so jelly!! I would so love to meet this author and brainstorm ideas for her next book haha. Hope you love this one 🙂
I’m so glad you enjoyed this one! This is one of my most anticipated reads of 2019 and I’m not sure why I haven’t gotten around to reading it yet. Loved your review, Lola! 🧡