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A Heart So Fierce and Broken by Brigid Kemmerer

A Heart So Fierce and Lonely

by Brigid Kemmerer

Published by Bloomsbury

Book 2 in the Cursebreakers Trilogy

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.


Young Adult



A Heart So Fierce and Broken is the second book in Brigid Kemmerer's Cursebreakers trilogy. This time is centers around Grey, who is in hiding from Rhen, and Lia Mara, the second in line to her mothers crown. In Emberfall, Rhen is holding on to his crown with his fingertips. With Harper by his side, he is holding on, but rumors of the true heir, and Rhen's unknown older brother, have everything they worked for in jeopardy. Grey, suspected of being the lost heir, is in hiding, with no interest in being king. But when Karis Luren threatens to take Emberfall by force, her daughter tries to convince the reluctant heir to take up his crown for the good of Emberfall.

I felt lukewarm towards the first book, but I took the chance on this second one - and it flopped. I found myself having trouble getting into the story, so I did something I very rarely do, to try to drum up interest to continue: I read spoilers. Instead of becoming interested in the story, and wanting to see the journey through to the end though, I was left incredibly disappointed. So I didn't finish it. Not much to say in this review honestly. Just that what I did read was boring, and learning what happens in this book, and the next, left me disappointed in what could have been a promising trilogy.


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