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Postaviť sa osudu ► Cruel Beauty

8. února 2017 v 18:07 | Perla Torkan |  Book reviews

Rosamund Hodge

"Her mission was to kill him. Her destiny was to love him."

Názov: Cruel Beauty (sj/čj nie je)
Séria: Cruel Beauty
Diel: standalone
Počet strán: 352 (paperback)
Hodnotenie na GR: 3.75
Anotácia:
Based on the classic fairy tale Beauty and the Beast, Cruel Beauty is a dazzling love story about our deepest desires and their power to change our destiny.
Since birth, Nyx has been betrothed to the evil ruler of her kingdom-all because of a foolish bargain struck by her father. And since birth, she has been in training to kill him.
With no choice but to fulfill her duty, Nyx resents her family for never trying to save her and hates herself for wanting to escape her fate. Still, on her seventeenth birthday, Nyx abandons everything she's ever known to marry the all-powerful, immortal Ignifex. Her plan? Seduce him, destroy his enchanted castle, and break the nine-hundred-year-old curse he put on her people.
But Ignifex is not at all what Nyx expected. The strangely charming lord beguiles her, and his castle-a shifting maze of magical rooms-enthralls her.
As Nyx searches for a way to free her homeland by uncovering Ignifex's secrets, she finds herself unwillingly drawn to him. Even if she could bring herself to love her sworn enemy, how can she refuse her duty to kill him? With time running out, Nyx must decide what is more important: the future of her kingdom, or the man she was never supposed to love.

"Where you go, I shall go; where you die, I shall die, and there will I be buried."

Milujem retellingy klasických príbehov a Kráska a Zviera nie sú žiadnou výnimkou. Kto by predsa nechcel zmeniť chladné Zviera na krásneho a milujúceho princa?
S touto myšlienkou som sa aj ja vrhla do tohto príbehu, čakajúc zápletku a na konci, as always, happy end ako v pôvodnej rozprávke. Čo sa mi však dostalo počas čítania tejto knihy bolo ale niečo diametrálne odlišné, pretože na 350-tich stranách som sa smiala, bála a plakala ako malé dieťa. Milujem, keď stačí jedna kniha, aby som sa zamilovala. Konečne žiadna zbytočná séria, kde sa človek musí modliť, aby tá druhá časť bola aspoň zpolovice tak dobrá ako jednotka.