The Beautiful and the Cursed (The Dispossessed)
Fans of Cassandra Clare's Mortal Instruments series and Lauren Kate's FALLEN novels will devour The Beautiful and the Cursed, a wholly original interpretation of gargoyle lore. It was bizarre and inexplicable, but after it happened no one spoke of it and Ingrid Waverly was forced to leave her... show more
Fans of Cassandra Clare's Mortal Instruments series and Lauren Kate's FALLEN novels will devour The Beautiful and the Cursed, a wholly original interpretation of gargoyle lore. It was bizarre and inexplicable, but after it happened no one spoke of it and Ingrid Waverly was forced to leave her life in London behind. She had to trade a world full of fancy dresses and society events for Paris with her mother and younger sister, Gabby.In Paris there are no grand balls or glittering parties, and, disturbingly, the house her twin brother Grayson found for them isn't a house at all. It's an abbey. A creepy, old abbey with a roof lined in stone gargoyles that one could almost mistake for living, breathing creatures.And Grayson is missing. Yet no one seems to be concerned about Grayson's whereabouts save for Luc, a devastatingly handsome servant who has some secrets of his own. There's one secret about the city that he can't keep hidden, though. There's a murderer on the loose. And every day Grayson is missing means that there's less of a chance he's alive.Ingrid is sure her twin isn't dead--she can feel it deep in her soul--but she knows he's in grave danger, and that it's up to her and Gabby to find him before all hope is lost. Only the path to him is more than she could ever imagine.
Publish date: 2013-05-14
Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers
Pages no: 352
Edition language: English
Some reviews pointed out that this book turned out to be much 'darker' than expected. I had completely opposite expectations for this book. I wanted this book to be dark, sinister, and packed with mysteries. I ignored the cover and the title and got intrigued by the blurb. I just focused on Paris, a...
This is the first book i've heard done via audio. I'm still on the fence about audio books, i think i'll need to try another to see if i like it, but it's a nice way to crew though some more of my tbr list :] overall i liked this book, it was slow at times, but the action parts lasted for awhile...
Angels, demons, hellhounds and gargoyles. Loved this book! Ingrid and Gabrielle arrive in Paris with there mother to find Ingrid's twin brother has gone missing, while young girls are disappearing and being found in pieces. While searching for their brother, the girls discover there is more to the w...
This book is very different than anything I've ever read! It was truly fantastic. I LOVED the world and being immersed in it was such a great experience. The characters are very like-able and I really enjoyed reading about Ingrid. I loved the setting in 1899 Paris, very cool! I can't even explain th...
The Beautiful and the Cursed intrigued me because it was so different. Who wouldn't think that gargoyles would be a great premise and change from vampires and witches? I really wanted to like this book. Sadly, it fell short. It was in one word, boring. Not a lot happens until the last 1/4 of the...