I was a little nervous to read A Curse so Dark and Lonely because of al the hype that surrounds this series. I almost never like over-hyped series.
And I was especially nervous as I started reading this one because, for me, it was very slow to start. It took me a good long while to get into this one.
However, once the action started to pick up a little I was hooked and found myself flipping pages pretty fast and finishing this book rather quickly.
I will say, I appreciated that the author gave Harper a disability, but didn’t let that slow her down any. She fought and battled right along with the rest of the troops. It’s great representation for the disabled community.
I will say, of the whole book, my favorite chapters are the chapters in the Monster’s POV towards the end. There’s something that’s just perfectly succinct and yet telling about those chapters. I also really appreciated the bonus chapter in Grey’s POV.
As a Beauty and the Beast retelling, I kind of assumed how this book ended (it’s a Tale as Old as Time, after all). But it was a fun read and enjoyable to experience the relationships blossom and grown between Harper and Grey and Harper and Rhen.