A Curse So Dark and Lonely (Cursebreakers #1) by Brigid Kemmerer

Tremendous thanks to book bloggers and bookstagrammers and book vloggers. I appreciate everyone who takes the time to talk about my books on social media. I still remember the first bloggers who spread the word about my debut novel, and I won’t forget anyone since. Your support means everything to me. Thank you.

I also owe a debt of gratitude to Steve and Allison Horrigan at Stone Forge CrossFit. CrossFit helped me find a stress release I didn’t know I needed, and a confidence I didn’t realize I was lacking. I’m stronger and fitter than I ever thought possible, and I’ve met the most amazing community of people. When I say CrossFit changed my life, I mean that it literally changed my life. I’m a better person and a better writer because of it. Steve and Allison, thank you.

Finally, huge thanks to the Kemmerer boys, Jonathan, Nick, Sam, and not-such-a-Baby Zach. Thank you for being such wonderful boys, and for letting Mommy follow her dreams. I can’t wait to watch you soar as you follow your own.


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First published in the United States of America in January 2019 by Bloomsbury YA

Text copyright © 2019 by Brigid Kemmerer

Map copyright © 2019 by Kelly de Groot

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Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data

Names: Kemmerer, Brigid, author.

Title: A curse so dark and lonely / by Brigid Kemmerer.

Description: New York : Bloomsbury, 2019.

Summary: 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 season—until feisty Harper enters his life.

Identifiers: LCCN 2018010847 (print) | LCCN 2018017988 (e-book)

ISBN 978-1-68119-508-7 (hardcover) • ISBN 978-1-68119-509-4 (e-book) Subjects: | CYAC: Blessing and cursing—Fiction. | Magic—Fiction. | Cerebral palsy—Fiction. | People with disabilities—Fiction. | Fairy tales.

Classification: LCC PZ8.K374 Cur 2019 (print) | LCC PZ8.K374 (e-book) |

DDC [Fic]—dc23

LC record available at https://lccn.loc.gov/2018010847

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