A Heart So Fierce and Broken Exclusive Deal from Bookish Signs!

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Rating: 5/5

 

Price: $50.00

 

Products: 2 sprayed edge books and a sign.

 

Ships To: USA (based) and International

 

Contents and Estimated Prices: I got the special deal for the A Heart So Fierce and Broken and A Curse So Dark and Lonely set from @bookish_signs! Inside my package was:

  • A Curse So Dark and Lonely sprayed light blue by Bookish Signs and signed/written by @brigidkimmerer
    • Estimated Price: $27.00
  • A Heart So Fierce and Broken sprayed green by Bookish Signs and signed/written by @brigidkimmerer
    • Estimated Price: $27.00
  • Exclusive enamel pin by @ironandinkdesigns
    • Estimated Price: $9.00
  • Exclusive small sign by @bookish_signs
    • Estimated Price: $25.00

 

Estimated Total of Box: $88.00

 

Verdict: I loved this package! The books were lovely and the colors are so vibrant! The pin is so cute and I absolutely love the sign! Prepare for more pictures with these books!

A Heart So Fierce and Broken by Brigid Kemmerer

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Book: A Heart So Fierce and Broken

 

Author: Brigid Kemmerer

 

Book Series: Cursebreakers Book 2

 

Rating: 5/5

 

Diversity: openly gay m/m couple

 

Publication Date: January 7, 2020

 

Genre: YA Fantasy

 

Recommended Age: 15+ (some slight sexual references, violence, gore, love, and heartache)

 

Publisher: Bloomsbury YA

 

Pages: 464

 

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Synopsis: Find the heir, win the crown.

The curse is finally broken, but Prince Rhen of Emberfall faces darker troubles still. Rumors circulate that he is not the true heir and that forbidden magic has been unleashed in Emberfall. Although Rhen has Harper by his side, his guardsman Grey is missing, leaving more questions than answers.

Win the crown, save the kingdom.

Rumored to be the heir, Grey has been on the run since he destroyed Lilith. He has no desire to challenge Rhen–until Karis Luran once again threatens to take Emberfall by force. Her own daughter Lia Mara sees the flaws in her mother’s violent plan, but can she convince Grey to stand against Rhen, even for the good of Emberfall?

The heart-pounding, compulsively readable saga continues as loyalties are tested and new love blooms in a kingdom on the brink of war.

 

Review: Oh. My. God. This book was absolutely wonderful! I loved the world building in this book, the well developed and complex characters, and how well this book blends and mirrors the first book. The book centers on two characters: Grey and Lia Mara, both of which are powerful and strong characters in their own right. They both hold their own and seeing them throughout the book satisfied every need I had since I was mad at Rhen throughout most of the novel. But even Rhen was redeemed and omg I need the last book!

 

The only thing that would have made me love this more is if I had more Harper POV. I missed her voice… but she wasn’t entirely absent throughout the book and this book is important for setting the stage for book 3. The audience needs to know Grey and Lia Mara as they’ll prove pivotal in the final book.

 

Verdict: I highly recommend this!

A Curse So Dark and Lonely by Brigid Kemmerer

Disclaimer: I bought my own copy. Yay me! All opinions are my own.

Book Series: Cursebreakers Book 1

Rating: 5/5

Publication Date: January 29, 2019

Genre: YA Fantasy

Recommended Age: 16+ (violence, gore, romance, suicide/self harm TW)

Publisher: Bloomsbury YA

Synopsis: Fall in love, break the curse.

Cursed by a powerful enchantress to repeat the autumn of his eighteenth year, Prince Rhen, the heir of Emberfall, thought he could be saved easily if a girl fell for him. But that was before he turned into a vicious beast hell-bent on destruction. 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 constantly underestimating her because of her cerebral palsy, Harper learned to be tough enough to survive. When she tries to save a stranger on the streets of Washington, DC, she’s pulled into a magical world.

Break the curse, save the kingdom.

Harper doesn’t know where she is or what to believe. A prince? A curse? A monster? 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.
Review: Holy cow this was an amazing adventure! I loved the writing, it just flowed so beautifully, and the world building. The characters were well developed and the story was interesting through the whole thing. The book almost doesn’t read as a retelling and I think that’s it’s biggest strength.

The only downside was I have to wait until January 2020 for book 2….

Verdict: Best book of 2019 for me!