06 August 2013

Review: The Beautiful And The Cursed by Page Morgan

The Beautiful And The Cursed by Page Morgan
Publisher: Delacorte Books For Young Readers
Release Date: May 14, 2013
Book Format: Hard Cover
Number of Pages: 341
Synopsis: 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.

My Review:
I received The Beautiful and the Cursed by Page Morgan from RandomBuzzers and this is my honest review.

The Beautiful and the Cursed is about two young ladies Ingrid and Gabby Waverly whom are forced to move to Paris with their mother for a few reasons. When they arrive they find that their new home is not what they expected it to be. These two girls also have no idea what kind of things there eyes are soon going to be opened to.

I was crazy hesitant to pick up this book because even though it had a beautiful cover, I had never read a book that was it was set in 1899. The reason this threw me off a bit was because I was afraid that the language would be strange and I wouldn't be able to get into it because of that but I'm very glad I gave this book a shot. I had a very hard time putting it down from the moment I picked it up.

Lets talk characters now shall we? First there was Ingrid, I liked her the most out of the two sisters. I say this only because I felt that I could connect more with Ingrid than I could with Gabby. ingrid was very quiet and too herself which is exactly like me. Gabby on the other hand put herself out there a lot. She knew she was beautiful and definitely not afraid to flaunt it. Some other characters that I became rather fond of were Luc. I mean come on if you've read this book how could you not fall for Luc? I was totally attracted to him the second he graced the pages (yes even though he's supposed to be a scary creature)

The plot? The press release that came with the book seriously didn't lie. I've never read a story like this and I loved every second of it. I enjoyed that Ingrid had powers, because in the beginning she was just a quiet soft spoken girl who was worried about her brother and heart broken from her life back home. Which was cool but then she started discovering her powers which made the book 20 times more interesting.

Now I need to rant about the few things that annoyed me. The first is the book was paced so well until the very end. The last like 4 or 5 chapters felt really rushed for me. I felt really overwhelmed when it came to the end. Everything just seemed to be happening all at once and I couldn't keep up. I kept having to put the book down to process what happened and then pick it back up once my mind was clear. The only other thing that crushed me was the last words between Luc and Ingrid, I won't spoil it but SERIOUSLY?!

Overall, I'm really glad there is another book in the making I need to know what happens next!

1 comment:

  1. Oooh fabulous review!! This one's in my TBR mountain as well and I really want to read it now after I've read so many raving reviews! Looking forward to it! Glad to hear it is continuing to be awesome, but now a tad worried over these "last words", I sense a cliffhanger and me and cliffhangers don't hang together! lol!! :D


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