Date Published: January 29, 2019
Published By: Bloomsbury YA
Genre: young adult, retelling, fantasy
Edition Read: ebook & physical
Dates Read: 4/9/19-4/14/19
Goodreads Synopsis: 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.
My Thoughts: I absolutely loved this from start to finish. I immediately loved the characters. Usually, I have at least one character that I don’t like as much as the others, but this time I loved all of them. I really enjoyed the authors take and twist on the Beauty and the Beast story. I have such a love for retellings and this is one of my favorites for sure. I really loved how Harper never once let someone tell her she couldn’t do something and she pushed herself until she could do it. I really loved how Rhen’s character developed over the course of the story. Grey is honestly the best ever! I really can’t wait for the next book to come out because that ending was insane and I NEED more.