A Curse So Dark And Lonely Readalong #5 Schedule!

A Curse So Dark And Lonely Fairyloot

Gorgeous photo by @drawingandreading

Hello everyone, welcome back!

Can you believe it’s almost time for our fifth readalong (excluding Caraval and Legendary, of course)? It’s crazy how much time has flown by. This readalong will be for our featured February book: A Curse So Dark and Lonely by Brigid Kemmerer.

This fantastic book is a modern retelling of Beauty and the Beast, and follows Harper, Rhen and Grey. It’s such a unique take on this classic tale that I have been dying to read with you guys. Harper lives in Washington DC and is minding her own business… until she’s sucked into Rhen’s cursed world. It’s going to be one awesome adventure, and you can expect every GIF in this readalong to be Beauty and the Beast themed! And full disclosure: I fully intend to listen to The Beauty and The Beast soundtrack on loop whilst I write every readalong post!

I’m so excited to read this book with you guys! If you’re new here, the schedule is below and if this isn’t your first readalong with us then welcome back! We love hosting these readalongs to bring together the awesome FairyLoot community and do something we all love: reading and talking about books!

Every day I, your host for this Readalong, will post some discussion points or observations from the section of the book allocated for that day. The Readalong will last over the course of 7 days, from March 18th – 24th.  The below chapters are inclusive! The reading schedule is as follows:

18th of March: Chapters 1 – 9

19th of March: Chapters 10 – 16

20th of March: Chapters 17 – 23

21st of March: Chapters 24 – 31

22nd of March: Chapters 32 – 38

23rd of March: Chapters 39 – 49

24th of March: Chapters 50 – End

Each day we will tackle approximately 60-80 pages. If this is too much or too little for your usual reading speed, please feel free to adjust to your schedule! You can join us at any time and there is no pressure – read at your own pace. The posts will be here for you to read whenever you want to, as will all of the comments!

There will be spoilers for that allocated book section so we can freely share our thoughts for what just happened and predictions as to what will follow! I’m already so excited to hear all of your theories and can’t wait to hear what you think about these characters.

As always, there will be a readalong exclusive competition to win your next box for free! We always believe reading should be encouraged! Details on how to enter to come soon!

Instagram will remain a spoiler free zone, but please make sure to tag us in your readalong stories when you get ready for a reading session – we absolutely LOVE seeing these and often repost them to our stories. You guys always look so cozy when you’re reading! If you take Instagram photos of the book, you might also find your photo being featured in a post too (with due credit, of course!). Just remember to tag your Instagram photos with the #fairyloot hashtag.

I’ll pop on to our Instagram stories daily to remind you as well, but you can always set a reminder on your phone.

Are you ready for a tale as old as time?

I definitely am! Can’t wait to begin!

With love,


54 thoughts on “A Curse So Dark And Lonely Readalong #5 Schedule!

  1. So excited to start this read along as I’ve been dying to read this book!

    1. Yay! I’m so excited to read this with you!

  2. Can’t wait to read this book with you guys!

  3. Very excited for the book (and all the gifs you’ll use hahah). Hope everyone will enjoy the Readalog ?

    1. Haha yes me too!!! There are so many fantastic BATB GIFs! 😀

  4. I was so looking forward to reading this book so I just couldn’t wait to start reading it so I have already read the first few chapters, but I will still join the read along because I read a little slower than most I think.

    1. Haha I don’t blame you at all! I hope you’ve been enjoying the first few chapters.

  5. Been dying to read this since I got it in my box. Can’t wait for the read along (and the best thing about it is it’s on my good week st work!).

  6. Been dying to read this since I got it in my box. Can’t wait for the read along (and the best thing about it is it’s on my good week at work!).

  7. Excited to take part in my 4th reasalong!! I already started the first chapters and have been enjoying it a lot!

    1. Woo! That’s so great to hear!

  8. I love these readalongs! It’s a place where you can share your excitement over a book with likeminded people. Otherwise it would be very lonely to read the book by yourself

    1. Yes, it’s always so much fun to read with others. 🙂

  9. I’ve sneakily started it already. Looking forward to this one!

    1. Ha! I don’t blame you. So excited for this readalong too!

  10. I have given myself a little head start but so exciting to participate ?

    1. Yay! So excited to read this with you!

  11. Didn’t get this box, but have a copy of this book staring at me from my shelf! Super excited to read it 😀

    1. Yay! Excited that you’re reading it with us. 😀

  12. I am super suPER SUPER exited to read this book with you’s. it will be my second readalong. i loved the caraval readalong so I’m back again for this one my Favourite Disney story is beauty and the beast.

    1. That’s so wonderful! Welcome back! 😀

  13. I have been getting the fairloot boxes a few monthes now and I am finally going to jump in on the readalong! So excited to read this book!… i wanted to do the previous readalongs but i was catching up on other books from series i had been waiting for for 1+ years! So stoked though ??

    1. Yay! Welcome to your first readalong with us! I’m so excited for this book.

  14. I actually just finished ACSDAL last night but I loved it so much I’m definitely rereading it for the read along I absolutely loved it!!!!!

    1. Omg that’s amazing news!!!

  15. I couldn’t put the book down when I first got it. I’ll have to follow along and re-read because I absolutely love this book!

    1. It’s so addictive, isn’t it! Love this book!

  16. I always wait for your readalongs to start reading the books in your boxes, it’s so much fun! Can’t wait to begin! Whohoo!

    1. That is so wonderful to hear! Yay!

  17. I have already read A Curse so Dark and Lonely but now that I have the final copy I’m all in for a reread!

    I’m so freaking excited!

    Thank you for featuring this book Anissa!

    1. Yay! So excited that you’re rereading this with us! 😀

      1. Well, I can’t say no to a “Beauty and the Beast” retelling…

  18. This is my very first readalong and I’m so excited to join in with everyone!

  19. I’m holding off starting until Monday. Looking forward to joining in.

  20. Can’t wait to read this with everyone!! I think this will become one of my favourite books!

    1. Yay! Excited to read this with you!

  21. First of all, I am glad you get to join us this time Anissa =) I am sure it’ll be a blast just as all the other readalongs.
    As I said before these are always one of the things I look forward to the most when getting my fairyloot box. And this time it’s a beauty and the beast retelling <3 I so cannot wait untill I can get into this book, and it is just gorgeous (right guys?) so thanks for picking that one.

    1. Thank you so much! I’m so excited to be hosting this readalong. 😀 Cannot wait to hear your thoughts on this book!

  22. The book seems so great and I’;m so excited to begin it with fellow fairylooters! Love retellings in general and Fairyloot chose a retelling for the february’s box. Fate!

    1. I’m excited to read this with you! It’s going to be amazing. 😀

  23. I am so excited to read this book with everyone! This will be my first ever readalong! ?

  24. I missed out on the February box ? however I brought the kindle copy yey ? . I’m new to fairyloot and this will be my first read-along with you guys and I’m so looking forwards to it.
    Much love and reading
    Kirsty x

    1. Yay! I’m glad you got a copy so you can read this with us 😀

      1. Ive already started. I was only going to be one day ahead so it makes things more relaxed but now I’m almost 2 days ahead. It is such a good book.

  25. I’m excited! It will be my first fairyloot readalong and I’m dying to start! ?

    1. Woo! Welcome to your first readalong!

  26. I really wanna join but I didn’t buy the Fairyloot box – I just bought the book completely separately. Can I still join in the fun?

    1. Yes, of course! 😀 This readalong is open to everyone and I’m looking forward to reading this with you!

  27. yaay it’s almost that time =D

    200 pages left from Keeper of the Lost Cities – Exile and im likely to finish it tomorrow, so i’ll either squeeze in both books tomorrow or just a day later because Keeper books are jewels xD <3

    Looking forward to read this with you guys,

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