Bound To Stay Bound

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 Heart so fierce and broken (Cursebreaker)
 Author: Kemmerer, Brigid

 Publisher:  Bloomsbury (2020)

 Classification: Fiction
 Physical Description: 450 p., map, 23 cm

 BTSB No: 512899 ISBN: 9781681195117
 Ages: 12-16 Grades: 7-11

 Fairy tales
 Princes -- Fiction
 Magic -- Fiction

Price: $22.78

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. Loyalties are tested and new love blooms in a kingdom on the brink of war.

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   Interest Level: UG
   Reading Level: 4.60
   Points: 16.0   Quiz: 507466

 The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books (00/01/20)

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Booklist - 03/01/2020 Harper, a girl from the mortal world, helped to break the curse holding the kingdom of Emberfall and Rhen, its prince, captive, but there's no happily ever after in sight. The breaking of the curse has unleashed a political maelstrom, complicating relations between Emberfall and its distrustful neighbors. And Grey, Rhen's guardsman and most loyal companion, has vanished—he has discovered the true heir to Emberfall and wants to spare Rhen the truth. But to Rhen, it seems as though Grey has betrayed him. And when Grey appears to ally with the queen of Syhl Shallow and her daughters, including the cunning Lia Mara, those fears are confirmed. While Harper and Rhen were the primary focus of A Curse So Dark and Lonely (2019), Grey and Lia Mara narrate the bulk of this second series entry, which leaves the Beauty and the Beast–style narrative in the first book behind for a more Arthurian story line here. Action packed, deeply romantic, and more focused than its predecessor, this volume creates more problems than it solves, keeping readers eagerly on the hook for the next installment. - Copyright 2020 Booklist.

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