Arc Review – Bitterburn by Ann Aguirre

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November 2, 2020 by ceresbooksworld

Title: Bitterburn
Series: Gothic Fairytales #1
Author: Ann Aguirre
Genre: Fantasy Romance
Release Date: October 31, 2020
BLURB
Amarrah Brewer is desperate and grief-stricken.
For ages, the town of Bitterburn has sent tribute to the Keep at the End of the World, but a harsh winter leaves them unable to pay the toll that keeps the Beast at bay. Amarrah volunteers to brave what no one has before—to end the threat or die trying.
The Beast of Bitterburn has lost all hope.
One way or another, Njål has been a prisoner for his entire life. Monstrous evil has left him trapped and lonely, and he believes that will never change. There is only darkness in his endless exile, never light. Never warmth. Until she arrives.
It’s a tale as old as time… where Beauty goes to confront the Beast and falls in love instead.

REVIEW

Amarrah is a poor young girl, her mother has died, her father has remarried and he has two other daughters. Amarrah has always taken care of her two younger sisters, much more than her mother-in-law and father. The village can no longer give money to the beast of Bitterburn Castle, so Amarrah devotes herself to going there, having lost the boy she was going to marry, she has nothing to lose at all. She will discover that the beast has nothing to do with winter or the poverty of her village.

I liked this version of the beautiful and the beast very much, Amarrah is a stubborn girl, she knows how to do many things, she rarely gives up and she has decided that she will take her life into her own hands and stop submitting to her father’s will.

Njål is also an interesting character, he has been a prisoner in the castle for a long time, he has lost his taste for life, he thinks that the castle sends Amarrah to torment him.

I liked these two characters very much, Njål has secrets, a lot, but Amarrah will succeed in discovering some of them. They are both very cute, they try to resist their attraction but if you know the story you know very well that it is useless to resist.

I liked to find Ann Aguirre’s style, I love her stories, she likes to highlight the heroines, she creates female characters who are always very strong and independent.

Quick word: A very beautiful version of beauty and the beast.

Source : eArc from the author

Rating : 4 hearts

CHRONIQUE

Amarrah est une jeune fille pauvre, sa mère est décédée, son père s’est remarié et il a deux autres filles. Amarrah s’est toujours occupée de ses deux jeunes sœurs, beaucoup plus que sa belle mère et son père. Le village ne peut plus donner d’argent à la bête du château de Bitterburn, donc Amarrah se dévoue pour aller là-bas, ayant perdu le garçon avec qui elle comptait se marier, elle n’a rien à perdre du tout. Elle va découvrir que la bête n’a rien à voir avec l’hiver ou la pauvreté de son village.

J’ai beaucoup aimé cette version de la belle et la bête, Amarrah est une jeune fille têtue, elle sait faire beaucoup de choses, renonce rarement et elle a décidé qu’elle prendrait en main sa vie et qu’elle arrêterait de se soumettre à la volonté de son père.

Njål est aussi un personnage intéressant, il est prisonnier du château depuis longtemps, il a perdu goût à la vie, il pense que le château lui envoie Amarrah pour le tourmenter.

J’ai beaucoup aimé ces deux personnages, Njål a des secrets, beaucoup, mais Amarrah réussira à en découvrir quelques-uns. Ils sont très mignons tous les deux, ils essaient de résister à leur attirance mais si vous connaissez l’histoire vous savez très bien que c’est inutile de résister.

J’ai aimé retrouver le style d’Ann Aguirre, j’adore ses histoires, elle aime mettre les héroïnes en valeur, elle crée des personnages féminins qui sont toujours très fort et indépendant.

En bref : Une très belle version de la belle et la bête.

About the author

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Ann Aguirre has been a clown, a clerk, a savior of stray kittens, and a voice actress, not necessarily in that order. She grew up in a yellow house across from a cornfield, but now she lives in Mexico with her family. She writes all kinds of genre fiction, but she has an eternal soft spot for a happily ever after.

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New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Ann Aguirre has been a clown, a clerk, a savior of stray kittens, and a voice actress, not necessarily in that order. She grew up in a yellow house across from a cornfield, but now she lives in Mexico with her family. She writes all kinds of genre fiction, but she has an eternal soft spot for a happily ever after.
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