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A curse so dark and lonely. #1 / by Brigid Kemmerer.

Kemmerer, Brigid, author. (Author).
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Available copies

  • 2 of 3 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 1 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

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0 current holds with 3 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Barnesville Public Library Y KEM (Text) 33500013002068 New Available -
Detroit Lakes Public Library Y KEM (Text) 33500013002050 New Checked out 09/28/2019
Karlstad LINK Site ya KEM (Text) 35500006130486 Main Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781681195087
  • ISBN: 1681195089
  • ISBN: 9781681195100
  • ISBN: 1681195100
  • Physical Description: pages cm
  • Publisher: New York : Bloomsbury, 2019.

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.: Eighteen for the three hundred twenty-seventh time, Prince Rhen despairs of breaking the curse that turns him into a beast at the end of each day until feisty Harper enters his life.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2018 November #2
    Harper has learned how to fight. Not physically—her cerebral palsy makes that hard—but against the fear she feels every day for her mom, who's dying of cancer, and her brother, who's keeping their family afloat through any means. When she tries to stop an attempted kidnapping on the frigid streets of D.C. one night, Harper finds herself transported to the cursed world of Emberfell. Here Prince Rhen repeats the autumn of his eighteenth birthday—every year, when winter comes, he transforms into a vicious monster. All that's left is a dwindling hope: if a girl falls in love with him, the curse will break. But in more than 300 years, none has. Harper's cerebral palsy, while mild, is treated as an afterthought, often unmentioned even in high-action scenes, and thin characterizations and a high-page count stall this Beauty and the Beast retelling. Still, the approach is compelling, and Kemmerer manages to put a fresh twist on an old story. High-concept fairy tales are popular, and younger fans of Sarah J. Maas will be eager for this one. Grades 7-10. Copyright 2018 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Brigid Kemmerer is the New York Times bestselling author More Than We Can Tell, Letters to the Lost, and the Elementals series. She was born in Omaha, Nebraska, though her parents quickly moved her all over the United States, from the desert in Albuquerque, New Mexico, to the lakeside in Cleveland, Ohio, and several stops in between, eventually settling near Annapolis, Maryland.

Subject: Blessing and cursing > Fiction.
Magic > Fiction.
Cerebral palsy > Fiction.
People with disabilities > Fiction.
Fairy tales.

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