A Heart So Fierce and Broken by Brigid Kemmerer | Review

Title: A Heart So Fierce and Broken

Author: Brigid Kemmerer

Publisher: Bloomsbury

Published: January 7th 2019

ISBN: 9781408885086

Series: Cursebreakers 2/3

Pages: 496

Edition: UK ARC

Genre: YA Fantasy


Find the heir, win the crown.
Win the crown, save the kingdom.

Harper has freed Prince Rhen from the curse that almost destroyed his kingdom. But all is not well; rumours are rife that there is a rival heir with a stronger claim to the throne and that ‘Princess’ Harper of Disi is nothing but a fraud.

Grey has fled the castle carrying a terrible secret. When he is discovered by soldiers and returned to Ironrose by force, Grey’s allegiances begin to shift. And as he grows closer to an enemy princess, he is forced to decide whether he will stand against Rhen for the crown he never wanted.

My Rating: ★★★★★

Disclaimer: I received an ARC from the publisher, all opinions are my own.

Thank you to Mattea & Bloomsbury for sending me a GORGEOUS ARC copy of A Heart So Fierce and Broken.


I absolutely LOVED and adored A Curse So Dark and Lonely when I read a copy last year, it quickly became one of my all time favourite books, I ended up falling in love with Brigid Kemmerer’s writing and the world of Emberfall, you can find my review of A Curse So Dark and Lonely here.

After the events of A Curse So Dark and Lonely, Harper has broken the curse and saved the Kingdom but Grey is gone, Rhen and Harper aren’t sure if he’s alive or dead but Grey has simply just disappeared and changed his name as he doesn’t want to cause any rift in Emberfall with the news spreading that Rhen is not the rightful heir and that there is a rival who has a stronger claim to the throne but Rhen doesn’t know who that is.

We’re also introduced to some newer characters, Lia Mara, I really loved her character, Brigid really does write some incredibly strong characters and their arcs are amazing. This book is done from multiple points of view, but again, easy to know whose who as the chapters are titled with whose point of view we’re reading from!

Like the first book, it’s a chunky monkey at just under 500 pages but I found myself just flying through it and falling in love with Grey. It was really nice to read more from his point of view, to be reading about his story and his life. There were moments that Rhen annoyed me a little bit but come to the end of the book it made so much sense as to why he was being that way. Speaking of the end of the book, oh my gosh, it was not an ending that I saw coming whatsoever, I need book three in my hands right now! I must know what’s going to happen next, I NEEDS TO KNOW, no idea how I’m going to wait for the next one😭

If you loved A Curse So Dark and Lonely I can assure you that you will enjoy this one and fall in love with Grey if you hadn’t yet already, I highly recommend it, it’s just as good as the first one and if it’s even possible, even better! So go and preorder this beautiful book and don’t forget once you have there’s a preorder incentive too which I will put the link down below! The preorder incentive also has the places where you can buy your copy of A Heart So Fierce and Broken😊

A Heart So Fierce and Broken Preorder Incentive | Book Depository | Wordery

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