Monday, May 26, 2014

Book Review #448 - The Beautiful and the Cursed (The Dispossessed #1) by Page Morgan


Ingrid Waverley is a young woman to be reckoned with. Faced with her brother's mysterious disappearance after an abrupt move to Paris, she is determined to discover what has happened to him. Soon she and her sister Gabriella are drawn into a Parisian underworld more terrifying than they could ever have imagined, but watching over them are two impossible (and impossibly handsome) young men. Luc is a 'Dispossessed', an ancient gargoyle whose sworn duty it is to protect the humans who inhabit his abbey. Nolan has secrets of his own too. He is a member of the Alliance - a shadowy group dedicated to keeping Paris safe from the demonic forces that threaten to destroy it.

Secrets, danger and hidden powers stalk the girls in this beautifully imagined paranormal romance that will keep readers gripped from beginning to end - and one thing is for sure - you'll never look at a gargoyle in the same way again....

My Rating: 3/5

This was a completely unique and refreshing book to read. I really loved the depth of the mythology behind the gargoyles existence.

Because of the uniqueness of the gargoyles, there is a lot of explaining of terminology and whilst I thought the amount of it slowed the pacing down a bit I do think it was required.

I would have preferred there to have been one narrator as I've read a lot of multiple narrations recently. I really enjoyed all of the characters differing perspectives though. 

I wasn't that interested in the romance in this book. I'm not a fan of love triangles, so that might be why.


Overall, I loved the concept and now that the world building has been done am hoping that the sequel will be even better.

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