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Young Adult Pick

May 28, 2021
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What could be more enticing than a contemporary reimagining of a classic fairy tale? Brigid Kemmerer delivers in her compulsively readable A Curse So Dark and Lonely—a romantic and multilayered take on Beauty and the Beast.

A review in BookPage* sets the stage for this no-holds-barred fantasy novel:

“Each season, for 327 years, Prince Rhen of Emberfell faces a curse. The terms? Find a girl to fall in love with him, or turn into a ferocious beast who destroys everything in its path.”

In order to save the kingdom, the curse must be broken. Enter Harper, a young woman from Washington, D.C., who finds herself transported to the magical land of Emberfell. Understanding that the fate of the kingdom and its people are at stake, Harper joins forces with Rhen to protect the land from an enemy invader. In the meantime, she finds herself falling for her ally. Will her love be enough to break Rhen's curse?

This New York Times bestseller is sure to become a new favorite among readers who enjoy the young adult books by Marissa Meyer.

*BookPage is an independent reading recommendation guide that covers every genre. Pick up the latest issue for free at a Books-A-Million store near you! 

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