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Book of the Month – January 2019


By Cynthia Bujnicki

Hey there avid readers and a Happy New Year! I rang in the New Year at work with some of my favorite coworkers. But what better way to ring in the new year than with a new book! You guys voted so here we go. I would like to present the winner of January’s Book of the Month title. Let’s give a round of applause to A Curse So Dark and Lonely by Brigid Kemmerer. What a great way to start the year in my opinion. Check out what it’s all about below and remember to stay tuned for a featured book review and the poll for February’s Book of the Month selection. Happy reading!

A Curse So Dark and Lonely

by 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 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.

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Product Details:

Pub Date: Jan. 29, 2019

Page count: 496pp

Age Range: 13 & Over

ISBN: 978-1-6811-9508-7

Publisher: Bloomsbury YA

List Price: $18.99

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Kindle $9.99

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