Can’t-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Wishful Endings to spotlight and discuss the books we’re excited about that we have yet to read. Generally they’re books that have yet to be released. It’s based on Waiting on Wednesday, hosted by the fabulous Jill at Breaking the Spine.
A Curse So Dark and Lonely by Brigid Kemmerer
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 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.
Well, as you know, Sha and I do love us some fairytale retellings. Beauty and the Beast isn’t my personal favorite, but I can always get down with a good B & B retelling. I am superrrrrr intrigued to see how a modern day girl will deal with this old school fairytale world, and it sounds like suchhhhhhhhh interesting parallels could be doneee and I’m just over here spreading out wordsssssssss because I am so so excited! I’m all for fresh takes on some fairytales and I did not get enough fairytale love this year in books, so sign me upppppppppppp. Plus, I’ve heard good things about Kemmerer’s writing before, so I’m extra sold.
What do you think? Is this on your book TBR as well? What books are you waiting for this week? Let’s discuss in the comments below!