Tuesday, April 15, 2014

The Beautiful and the Cursed by Page Morgan

Release Date: May 14th, 2013

Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers

Author Info: Goodreads, Twitter, & Website

Age Group: Young Adult

Pages: 341 pages

Buy it Here: Amazon

Our Rating: 3 stars

After a bizarre accident, Ingrid Waverly is forced to leave London with her mother and younger sister, Gabby, trading a world full of fancy dresses and society events for the unfamiliar city of Paris.

In Paris there are no grand balls or glittering parties, and, disturbingly, the house Ingrid’s twin brother, Grayson, found for them isn’t a house at all. It’s an abandoned abbey, its roof lined with stone gargoyles that could almost be mistaken for living, breathing creatures.

And Grayson has gone missing.

No one seems to know of his whereabouts but Luc, a devastatingly handsome servant at their new home.

Ingrid is sure her twin isn’t dead—she can feel it deep in her soul—but she knows he’s in grave danger. It will be up to her and Gabby to navigate the twisted path to Grayson, a path that will lead Ingrid on a discovery of dark secrets and otherworldly truths. And she’ll learn that once they are uncovered, they can never again be buried.

I actually almost didn't finish this book.  It took me awhile to get into it & at several points I almost put it down and didn't pick it back up. It was just kind of slow to start and I wasn't a fan of the whole gargoyle storyline. It did start to get better about half way through as things started to pick up. I liked Ingrid a lot but for most of the book Gabby annoyed me. I also wasn't a fan of any of the gargoyles except for Luc & I'm not really sure if I fully trust any of them. I don't think that this book is for everyone, but check it out & see if it may be something you get into!

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