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Her Radiant Curse

By Elizabeth Lim
Her Radiant Curse by Elizabeth Lim digital book - Fable

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From the critically acclaimed author of SIX CRIMSON CRANES comes a fantasy tale of two sisters—one as beautiful as the other is monstrous—who must fight to save each other when a betrothal contest gone wrong unleashes an evil that could sever their bond forever!

One sister must fall for the other to rise.

Channi was not born a monster. But when her own father offers her in sacrifice to the Demon Witch, she is forever changed. Cursed with a serpent’s face, Channi is the exact opposite of her beautiful sister, Vanna—the only person in the village who looks at Channi and doesn’t see a monster. The only person she loves and trusts.

Now at seventeen, Vanna is to be married off in a vulgar contest that will enrich the coffers of the village leaders. Only Channi, who’s had to rely on her strength and cunning all these years, can defend her sister against the cruelest of the suitors. But in doing so, she becomes the target of his wrath—launching a grisly battle royale, a quest over land and sea, a romance between sworn enemies, and a choice that will strain Channi’s heart to its breaking point.

Weaving together elements of The Selection and Ember in the Ashes with classic tales like Beauty and the Beast, Helen of Troy, and Asian folklore, Elizabeth Lim is at the absolute top of her game in this thrilling yet heart-wrenching fantasy that explores the dark side of beauty and the deepest bonds of sisterhood.

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Smiling Face with Heart-Eyes“I am speechless. 😭♥️ What a beautiful and emotional story! Chapter 39 is a soul sucker punch... damn. I was not prepared. Have a glass of water. The dehydration risk is HIGH. What a wonderful read! I will treasure this story and the many gems of wisdom it seared into my heart and soul. Looking forward to Six Crimson Cranes and what happens in this book realm next!”
Characters change and growMulti-layered charactersBeautifully writtenOriginal writingSuspensefulBeautiful settingMagical settingHeartbreakingThought-provoking
“Rating: ★★★ POSSIBLE SPOILERS: This book was gonna be 5 stars (even with me reading this before the series it’s connected to) but the last 10-20% ruined it for me. I’m so sad and bitter at how this book ended I’m not even sure I want to read the series. This book was sooo damn good and I loved the sister’s relationship so much. The love that was so apparent from both of them was lovely to read. I loved the mythology from this world and the different creatures that existed. It was fun learning about everything. I was rooting for channi and hokzuh and it’s left a nasty taste in my mouth what happened. I’m just really sad. Channari being able to talk to snakes was so cool, I loved that and I loved the snakes personalities so much (I love you Ukar). So yes I enjoyed so many aspects of this book, but I really can’t in good conscience give this 5 stars when I’m so disappointed beyond belief. I ranted in my girl group at how disappointing the ending was, so that’s why I’m giving it 3 stars. The ending has made me a bitter person.”

About Elizabeth Lim

ELIZABETH LIM grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area, where she was raised on a hearty diet of fairy tales, myths, and songs. Before becoming an author, Elizabeth was a professional film and video game composer, and she still tends to come up with her best book ideas when writing near a piano. An alumna of Harvard College and the Juilliard School, she now lives in New York with her husband and her daughters.

Elizabeth's internationally bestselling novels include Six Crimson Cranes, The Dragon's Promise, Spin the Dawn, and Unravel the Dusk. She is also a contributor to Disney's A Twisted Tale series.

Visit her at elizabethlim.com
Follow her on Twitter at @LizLim
Follow her on Instagram at @elimpix

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