Friday, November 8, 2013

Book Review: The Beautiful and the Cursed

The Beautiful and the Cursed (Dispossessed #1) by

The Beautiful and the Cursed

Hardcover, 352 pages

Published May 14th 2013 by Delacorte Books for Young Readers 


Review
It's 1899, the Waverly has moved to Paris and into an abandoned abbey . . . but the person that the ladies of the house were expecting has gone missing. Ingrid and Grayson are twins, they always sensed each others feelings and emotions but now with Grayson missing . . . Ingrid knows something is up. 

The abbey contains deep secrets as Ingrid and her sister Gabby try to find a way to find Grayson, but what they didn't know was that somethings are better left alone. 

But with the sisters determination, they aren't willing to give up hope soon they are faced with dark creatures of the night. Ingrid soon find out secrets lies within her, but is it good or bad?

Can Ingrid save her brother or is her brother beyond help? 

The Beautiful and the Cursed, is an new historic YA book and if you are into Gargoyles then you want to read this book. 

I'm giving this 4.5 Cat's Tails Up, the storyline is much different from what I've read so far in other YA and I'm glad that Authors like Page Morgan are bringing other creatures like Gargoyles. Also the details Page put into this book really make it feel like you gone back in time. 


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When I first heard Gargoyles were making a comeback, I was excited while growing up the TV show Gargoyles (Cartoon) and every once in a while I'll go on youtube and watch some episodes (Don't Judge Me). But like Gargoyles and everything else, there's magic involve. 

Ingrid Waverley and her family had to leave London and move to Paris due to some unfortunate events, while it could never be explain truly or clear Ingrid was pleased to be moving but not into an old abandon Abbey. From the moment she arrive at the Abbey there was already something wrong, something that made Ingrid feel WATCHED. 

Gargoyles protects, Gargoyles fights . . . but there's no relations between them and the human they protect. Luc has his work cut out of him while protect Ingrid but when someone points out that there is something about Ingrid, where does he draw the lines.

Now the sisters Gabby and Ingrid are two different roles in this book, with Ingrid having something something I won't say and Gabby finds the whole thing interesting and dangerous. I would call Gabby the wild child while Ingrid is a little more conservative, both are face with their own challenges and dealing with their thoughts and feelings are just the same. 

I can't wait for the next book to read more about the dispossessed Luc and the others. 

Also while I have FB and Twittered with Page, I set out on pinterest to get the visualization of the era she wrote and was intrigue by the fashion and I've followed her pins. Sometimes Pinterest give a visual that you can't create yourself but you can imagine. 

Check out her board and mine,

http://www.pinterest.com/pagemorgan/

http://www.pinterest.com/katwrites/1800-era/

Also join the Beautiful and the Cursed Society http://www.pagemorganbooks.com/tbtcsociety.html

About Page Morgan
Page Morgan 
Page Morgan has been intrigued by les grotesques ever since she came across an old, black-and-white photograph of a Notre Dame gargoyle keeping watch over the city of Paris. The gargoyle mythologies she went on to research fed her imagination, and she became inspired to piece together her own story and mythology for these complex stone figures. Page lives in New England with her husband and their three children.




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