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A Curse So Dark and Lonely
A Curse So Dark and Lonely | Brigid Kemmerer
In a lush, contemporary fantasy retelling of Beauty and the Beast, Brigid Kemmerer gives readers another compulsively readable romance perfect for fans of Marissa Meyer. Fall in love, break the curse. 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. 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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KeepCalmWithBooksAndCoffee
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Love this book. Love these boots!

cleoh omg great photo! 2d
Bookzombie Nice boots! 2d
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TheSpineView
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#ThoughtfulThursday @MoonWitch94

📘 Finally over this nasty cold.
📘 My father once said we are all dealt a hand at birth. A good hand can ultimately lose—just as a poor hand can win—but we must all play the cards fate deals.

Brigid Kemmerer,
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🌡 46 and overcast.

RvnclawWhovian Glad you‘re feeling better! 3d
MoonWitch94 I just got over one, too! Thanks for playing 3d
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sarahgreatlove
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I LOVED this. A beauty and the beast retelling that wasn‘t predictable. Had me interested from the first page, and kept me up late reading. I loved Harper, the heroine, and I‘m excited there‘s another book coming up soon! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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TheSpineView
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My #BOTM selections came yesterday and another book I bought. Has anyone read the tagged book?

Love #bookmail! 💜📚💜

Branwen I have it but still havw not read it yet! I've heard it's really good though! 1w
TheSpineView @Branwen Thanks! I was hoping for that kind of answer! 1w
Chrissyreadit I loved it ❤️❤️❤️ 1w
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TheSpineView @Chrissyreadit That's good news! Thanks! 1w
mrsthilkey I read it and enjoyed it. 6d
TheSpineView @mrsthilkey Awesome! I think it will be one of the next I read! 6d
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ShelleyBooksie
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This book! This is my first foray into a fairytale retelling. I picked it up after the host of my fav podcast (currently reading) gushed about it. What a book! I LOVED it. Fantastic characters, a gripping story and lots of adventure. I would highly recommend and I cannot wait to see how the adventure continues.

hannah-leeloo Loved this book. My fiancé preordered me the sequel that's due in January 1mo
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GeekGirlOnAQuest
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I was surprised by how much I enjoyed this book. I had read mixed reviews going into it, but it was an interesting take on the Beauty and the Beast story and I couldn‘t put it down. I‘m looking forward to reading the next book to see where it goes!

hannah-leeloo I loved this book and my fiancé pre ordered the sequal for me 😁 can't wait to read it 1mo
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paulareadsallthetime
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Enjoyed this book!!! Excited for the sequel in January!!!

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annieftbooks
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This book is EVERYWHERE in my country. Everyone is talking about how amazing it was, how the story was so good and the characters were THE BEST. And then i read it and... Meh. I didn't like the characters and the story was so simple, so flat... I justo kept reading because of Grey, and he was very normal ??? Idk, too much expectatives for another retelling of the beauty and the beast.

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Shksprsis
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My September reads. I honestly loved all of them but I‘m really excited for the new series books like A Curse So Dark and Lonely, A Court of Thorns and Roses and The Black Witch. All really great series. #circe #cinder #cityofgirls #acursesodarkandlonely #theblackwitch #askagainyes #finalgirls #thenightingale #acourtofthornsandroses

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MartinaLove
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These books has nothing to do with halloween or the #Scarathlon but you can easily read them during the colder months. They are the perfect dark reads to get cozy with a blanket, your pets and a hot drink.

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Butterflyamore
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I have 8 recommendations for you based on books you may have read and loved! I made sure to include various genres to hopefully provide something perfect for everyone! https://youtu.be/iF122xftk_o #booktube #bookrecommendations #booksyoushouldread #tbrrecommendations #ifyoulikedthisyoumightalsolikethis #readthese #letstalkaboutbooks

EadieB @Butterflymore First off, I wanted to ask you about the music that starts off your video. I really like it and wanted to know if there is a title for it or where did you acquire it. I enjoyed your book comparisons and look forward to reading some of them. I own The Art of Racing in the Rain and look forward to reading that soon. Little Darlings and The Stolen Child look interesting too. A Curse so Dark and Lonely I will have to check out too. 2mo
Butterflyamore @EadieB My husband created the music. I don‘t think it‘s available on the one album he has available through iTunes but I‘ll double check with him. It‘s a clip from something he produced. I‘m glad some of the books sound interesting to you! 2mo
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EadieB @Butterflyamore Hunted looks good too. The Tiffany books look like something I would enjoy too. I have read Defending Jacob and really enjoyed that one so I will also check out Miracle Creek. The Princess Bride is one of my favorite movies so I think I will listen to the audio of As You Wish. I am a big fan of Edgar Allan Poe so His Hideous Heart is a must for me too. Thanks so much for doing this video as I found the comparisons interesting. 2mo
EadieB @Butterflyamore Thanks! I really like the music and that's interesting that your husband is also a musician. Very nice! 2mo
Butterflyamore @EadieB I think you‘ll really enjoy As You Wish! The Princess Bride is one of my favorite movies too. I have to confess - I actually love it more than the book! Haha 2mo
Butterflyamore @EadieB Homecoming https://www.amazon.com/dp/B001UHF1HE/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_h5-HDbTZCTK76

The song is track 5, "Bookworm Girl." I have nothing to do with the song. He wrote it for another bookworm girl. ?
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megzlynn
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Areader2 Pretty 2mo
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Butterflyamore
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#botmbookclubseptphotochallenge Day 16: Your Book Crush.

I love Grey from A Curse So Dark and Lonely and Weylyn from Beasts of Extraordinary Circumstance. The funny thing is that Weylyn‘s last name is Grey! I‘d say this must mean I love male characters with Grey in their name but I can assure you I have no interest in ever getting to know the infamous Christian Grey. 🤷‍♀️

Who are your book character loves?

Sweetkokoro I ended up hating A Curse So Dark and Lonely, but I will admit I fell head over heels for Grey (specially when he started playing with the kids in the snow, that stuff is my weakness XD) other than that I fell super hard for Matthias from Six of Crows. 2mo
bookladyreads It was the opposite for me. I absolutely loved A Curse So Dark and Lonely, and I adored Grey. I'm super amped and ready to read A Heart So Fierce and Broken. 2mo
Butterflyamore @bookladyreads So am I! 😊 2mo
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bookladyreads @Butterflyamore I was debating on whether I should pre-order A Heart So Fierce and Broken or just get it from the bookstore the day it launches. 2mo
Butterflyamore @bookladyreads I preordered it. You can get a little quote poster with the preorder, if that influences your decision at all! 2mo
bookladyreads @Butterflyamore I just want it the day it comes out. When you pre-order the book, is it delivered on the pub day? 2mo
Butterflyamore @bookladyreads preorders are supposed to arrive by pub day, if not before. 2mo
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Wendyloohoo77
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I really liked this book. It was a fun, easy read, but not a typical choice for me. I‘m not sure I loved the ending, but that happens to me a lot! Overall a great read. Thanks for giving it a great review @Savagebrowncoat !

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Wendyloohoo77
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Not my usual cup of tea, but my friend Anna @Savagebrowncoat enjoyed it and it‘s a @MonthlyBookClub selection, so here goes!

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OldVictorianQuill
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I recently did a buddy read for this fantastic book. I was a little worried I would be disappointed because of all the hype, but it is honestly amazing! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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kellyann28
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My #AugustWrapUp ! A strong month for me with 12 reads! I enjoyed almost all of these, really. Biggest letdown was Wilder Girls

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Sweetkokoro
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Panpan

Another failed YA fairytale retelling for me. I wanted to love this, I love the tale of Beauty and the Beast. But this was just so horrendously boring. It dragged on for so long. And then it become predictable, even down to the last few chapters when royal secrets were being reveled. Yah thats right I guessed them. I still came away only caring for Grey. Most likely wont be picking up the sequel.

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Sweetkokoro
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Im officially bored with this book. 300 pages into this story and the “beast/creature” has only been present for one chapter and everything else has only been mention of the “beast/creature” I hate Harper, I hate how she constantly compares everything Rhen does to the hundreds of girls beforehand (not healthy by the way) Grey has slowly started to fade from the story until he is needed & he was the only character I really liked. Im just bored.

julesG Sounds like you should consider bailing. 3mo
Sweetkokoro @julesg yah im just gonna skim the last 150ish pages . The fact that this book is 487 pages and Nothing remotely exciting has happened is just terrible. 3mo
GrilledCheeseSamurai *note to self: buy and own a Unicorn bookmark. 🤔 3mo
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Savagebrowncoat
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I frickin did it! 8 books, 24 hours!! Thank you so much to all the admins and hosts who put this together! This was so much fun!! 💞📚
#mbcreadathon #mbcfrogsread13

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Sweetkokoro
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I don‘t know how I feel about this book. I literally can not figure out my feelings for it. Its like im surfing through it & not enjoying it but not hating it either, I don‘t feel like I need to quit reading it but I also don‘t feel like I need to read it. Its just there. I like Grey, a-lot. I don‘t care for Harper, you ever feel like “too” much tragic is put into someones backstory, yah thats how I feel with Harper, its just to much. Rhen is meh

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Sweetkokoro
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Heading back into a YA book, i have been on a kids book binge and I love them but lets shake it up a little bit.

The tale of Beauty and the Beast is my absolute favorite fairy tale, so im going into this with my guards on high, Lets see if the hype around this is worth it.

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kellyann28
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I am a self-proclaimed hater of fairy tale retellings. So if I'm saying this is amazing then you'll probably find it even more so if you like these types of stories. I am definitely going to be picking up the second book upon it's release! #TeamRhen

TheBookKeepers 😱 yes!!!!! 3mo
kellyann28 @TheBookKeepers It has that "ACOTAR" feel to it. You will like this one! 3mo
TheBookKeepers Damn! Buying it!!!!! Hahahaha 3mo
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eri.reads I can't wait to get to this one from my TBR...I may need to bump it up lol 3mo
kellyann28 @eri.reads I had bought it on sale awhile ago and finally got to it becuae it was a book club read I'm in. I should have read it sooner! Book 2 comes out in January 2020 so maybe you could line it up pretty good :) 3mo
cjbooklover This book was so amazing! Can‘t wait for the sequel! 3mo
kellyann28 @cjbooklover I preordered it last night 😍 3mo
cjbooklover I just found out my Mom has already preordered it, we are planning to split it between the three of us (my sister read it and loved it as well!) 3mo
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AbigailJaneBlog
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Loved it ❤

Please enjoy this cartoon (not mine) that sums up my life perfectly

Ddzmini Yes 🙌🏽📚📚📚📖😋 3mo
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thelovelyreadingunicorn
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My new Ebook. Any thoughts?

MellieAntoinette Loved this one! 3mo
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thegreentealibrarian
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I finished this last night and wasn't ready for it to be over (hoping there's a trilogy or duology in the works). I can't get over how complicated this was and how much I love Harper, Rhen, and Grey. I miss them already.

monogamist_reader The second book “A heart so fierce and broken“ will be out in January 2020 😀 3mo
thegreentealibrarian @monogamist_reader Thank goodness! (I mean that's still months away but at least I know it's coming.) 😂 3mo
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Bookwormjillk
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Mehso-so

I was between a pick and so-so on this one. The beginning was gripping, but the love triangle seemed forced to me and the ending dragged. I did really appreciate the main character‘s strength and loyalty.

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EastWind76
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This book was beautiful! I especially loved that the primary character had CP and was such a strong, confident woman. ❤ The hard part now will be waiting for the sequel in January!

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thegreentealibrarian
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Started this book today and have quickly become obsessed. I may not read anything else today. 💘👑

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AbigailJaneBlog
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I've been reading 30 minutes and already this is one of the best books I've read this year

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BookishRedhead
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Finally get a Sunday off!
This one has been glowing at me for a while.

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xxjenadanxx
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I went into this a little blindly bc I liked the cover. I dont typically love fairytale retellings bc they're hit & miss but this book is SO MUCH MORE than that. The author has a unique way of reimagining a story we thought we all knew. I loved the fantasy of it all, it felt a bit like I was reading a Sarah J Maas book even though the stories were nothing alike. I also love that Harper is anything but a typical princess/heroine.

Librarygirl88 Totally agree love the heroine and how unique she is ! 3mo
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Bookwormjillk
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Really enjoying this one!

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jenniferajanes
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I didn‘t have a lot of time to read last week, so I finally finished this one up this weekend! This is an awesome retelling of Beauty and the Beast, with a “princess” who has cerebral palsy and finds strength and abilities she didn‘t know she had. This is the best fairytale retelling I‘ve read in a while!

RiverKScottWrites I thought so too! Love your tracker image 😍 3mo
jenniferajanes @RiverKScottWrites Thanks! I use the Bookly app. It‘s so much fun! 🥰 3mo
RiverKScottWrites @jenniferajanes Ohhhh. I need to check that out. 3mo
jenniferajanes @RiverKScottWrites Yes! Please do! It‘s amazing. It‘s currently on sale for Kindle for $1.99! 3mo
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Lindsbooklover93
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Hi everyone! This book was okay for me I was starting lose interest a little bit. I still did enjoy it though.

MartinaLove I love that book. I think it was different from all the other Beauty and the Beast retellings. 3mo
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Butterflyamore
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#julywrapup

~A Curse So Dark and Lonely ~ 5 stars

~The Escape Room ~ 3.75 stars

~Harry Potter and the Sorcerer‘s Stone ~ 4 stars

~The Family Upstairs ~ 4.5 stars

~Alice‘s Adventures in Wonderland ~ 5 stars

~Wild Embers ~ 4 stars

~Gretchen (not pictured) ~ 3.5 stars

~Verdi (not pictured) ~ 5 stars

~The Murderer‘s Daughters ~ 2.75 stars

~The Chain ~ 3.5 stars

~Louisiana‘s Way Home ~ 5 stars

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego A great month! 💕📚💕 4mo
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AJBowers
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I could not put this book down!!! I loved it!

If you like Sarah J Maas, you will enjoy this 😍📚

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jenniferajanes
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I started this one last night. My younger daughter recommended it. 😊📖

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BinxReadsBooks
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A Curse So Dark and Lonely - Brigid Kemmerer
I cannot describe how much I loved this book. I loved Harper. I loves Rhen. I loved Grey. I kept thinking the book was almost over just to get another flip. This is absolutely added to my top favorites list and if you haven't read it yet, you need to. Love. This. Book.

ofclumsywords I loved this book too! I am finding it really hard to wait until January for the second book to come out after that ending!!! 4mo
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MrsBibliophile
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I recieved this book as a gift and I absolutely cherished it! It's a teen/young adult, but regardless the story is very intriguing. The writing is lovely. The characters are well developed, and likable. I loved how it's sort of time traveling Beauty and the Beast-ish.

I recommend this book for anyone interested in fantasy/romance.

📚📚 Happy Reading! 📚📚

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ShyBookOwl
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Just heard about this on the latest episode of the podcast What Should I Read Next? So excited to check it out!

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AJBowers
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Oh no all the holds are coming in at once! 😬📚📚📚

Bookjunkie57 My library holds are always dry as the desert or pouring in. 🤦🏾‍♀️ 4mo
AJBowers @bookjunkie57 it's so funny because they were all estimated to come in at different times. 4mo
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Cityofamber
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While I was reading this I enjoyed it, however I was able to put it down and not think about and had no urge to continue it right away. But the last 25% was way better than the first part of the book.

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Butterflyamore
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Tonight I met Brigid Kemmerer, which was amazing! She has an awesome sense of humor & a great personality. My husband told us to say “mozzarella” or something weird like that when he took this picture. I believe you can see our confusion if you look deep into our eyes. Well, my eyes are barely open but still...

This really was such a great experience! This was the first time in my adult life that I‘ve met an author!

Scochrane26 I go to a lot of author events now. I started meeting more about 5 yrs ago after going to our KY book fair, & now watch out for signings around my area. 4mo
Butterflyamore @Scochrane26 That‘s awesome! I‘ve tried to look into events but I‘ve never seen one for an author I‘m interested in here in my area. Hopefully I‘ll get to do more over time! 4mo
Scochrane26 @Butterflyamore I guess I‘m fortunate in KY because we have some awesome KY authors (& a book fair each yr that they attend), & I have been more interested in their books in recent yrs. Wendell Berry, Kayla Rae Whitaker, Silas house, Andrew Shaffer, just to name a few. I still haven‘t gotten to meet Barbara kingsolver or bell hooks. 4mo
Scochrane26 My local bookstore has also hosted some good authors, & I recently realized that a lot are hosted at the Cincy store, if I‘m willing to drive 2 hrs. Hoping you get to meet more authors that you love! (edited) 4mo
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bookmom921
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I am blown away by this book. It takes the idea behind Beauty and the Beast and has a wonderfully unique twist to it.
I do not have enough good things to say about it.
Brigid Kemmerer is a fantastic story teller and I can't wait to read more of her books simply because of how much I loved this one.

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wordslinger42
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My recently read/currently reading pile! The tagged book was pretty good, although some parts were a bit too cheesy for my taste. Overall, it was a neat take on Beauty and the Beast! On to Willa of the Wood & Dragonslayer!

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nordicscarab
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I loved this, the character dynamics were great and the diversity was very refreshing, can't wait for the sequel!

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wordslinger42
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YA is not typically my thing, but I decided to try a few fantasy/fairytale retellings from the library. So far, I'm enjoying this one!