As rumors spread that the cure no longer works and sparks of rebellion begin to flare, a particularly cruel act from the King’s Justice makes Tessa desperate enough to try the impossible: sneaking into the palace. But what she finds upon her arrival makes her wonder if it’s even possible to fix Kandala without destroying it first.
Set in a richly imaginative world with striking similarities to our own, Brigid Kemmerer’s captivating new series is about those with power and those without . . . and what happens when someone is brave enough to imagine a new future.
“Defy the Night has everything you want in a story: a complex, dangerous world where anyone could be your enemy, a tortured hero, and my personal favorite: plenty of kissing. This book is unputdownable.” – Isabel Ibañez, author of WOVEN IN MOONLIGHT, a William C. Morris award finalist
“A high stakes fantasy with heart and originality. Kemmerer is a master of nuance and political intrigue, and readers will fall in love with her characters while they race through the pages.” – Elizabeth Lim, New York Times bestselling author of SPIN THE DAWN and SO THIS IS LOVE
“A breathtaking, tender, and fiercely page-turning story, Defy the Night has left me thinking and questioning, which is the best thing any book can do.” – New York Times bestselling author, Mary E. Pearson
“Has everything you’d want in a retelling of a classic fairy tale.” – Jodi Picoult, New York Times bestselling author of A SPARK OF LIGHT and SMALL GREAT THINGS, on A CURSE SO DARK AND LONELY
“Absolutely spellbinding.” – Stephanie Garber, #1 New York Times bestselling author of CARAVAL and LEGENDARY, on A CURSE SO DARK AND LONELY
“I couldn’t get this creative, suspenseful take on ‘Beauty and the Beast’ out of my head.” – Sara Holland, New York Times bestselling author of EVERLESS, on A CURSE SO DARK AND LONELY
“Heartwarming, thoughtful, and romantic: Brigid Kemmerer took me on a magical journey with this dark fairy tale about growing up, falling in love, and making impossible choices.” – Jodi Meadows, New York Times bestselling co-author of MY LADY JANE and MY PLAIN JANE, on A CURSE SO DARK AND LONELY
“Harper is the undisputed hero . . . Avoiding disability inspiration tropes, she is a fallible, well-rounded character who fights for the vulnerable and resists being labeled as such herself despite how others perceive her. A fast-paced, richly detailed feminist epic.” – Kirkus Reviews, starred review, on A CURSE SO DARK AND LONELY
“This enthralling modern fable champions altruism while illustrating intimacy’s relationship with honesty, respect, trust, and consent.” – Publishers Weekly, starred review, on A CURSE SO DARK AND LONELY
“Fans of Cassandra Clare, Marissa Meyer, or Alex Flinn, as well as any reader looking to sink into a top-notch story with great characters, will want to read this book.” – VOYA, starred review, on A CURSE SO DARK AND LONELY