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The Beautiful and the Cursed by Page Morgan Book Review

The Beautiful and the Cursed
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.
The Beautiful and The Cursed sounded amazing and also had a gorgeous cover, so I was very excited to read it. Although I had mixed feelings about the two romances, I adored both the setting and the plot. 

The Beautiful and The Cursed takes place in Paris and the way they described it was just so beautiful. The plot also involved gargoyles as a central plot. Therefore, the historic stone gargoyles in France had their own various histories and reasons for being there. I read the authors “about me” page on the back flap, and it’s really clear she loves the setting both from what she mentions and the way Paris is described from her writing.

The writing itself was great. I almost read the entire book in one sitting and I would have, it it hadn’t been a school night ;) The povs switch between four different characters, although the povs are mainly Gabbie and Ingrid. Gabbie and Ingrid both had very different characteristics, and I ended up liking them both for different reasons. Ingrid was the more logical one while Gabbie was more impulsive. The two other characters, Grayson and Luc, were also super exciting!

Luc’s pov was very helpful in being able to see what he was thinking. Also, it was nice to understand from Grayson what was occurring with Grayson. For the romance, I really liked Gabbie’s relationship. However, I definitely didn’t like the love triangle element there was to Ingrid’s and I think Luc ran way too hot and cold. I was so frustrated with him at times.

I’m still very curious to see where things will go in the next book. The Beautiful and Cursed was so action-packed and I loved the descriptive writing style. I’d give it 3 1/2 out of 5 flowers. 




22 comments:

  1. It definitely sounds like an engaging story, and it's nice to hear that the writing style is really strong, too. This is a new title to me, so I'm adding it to my TBR now! Great review :)

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    1. I hope you get the chance to read it! Thanks :)

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  2. I've never heard of this one, but it sounds great! I love books that suck you in and make you want to just sit there reading until you finish but mourn afterwards! I'm a bit iffy on how the POVs will go, but I do love multiple ones! Great review :)

    Sunny @ Blue Sky Bookshelf

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    1. It was very engaging. Also, the povs didn't get to be too much for me :)

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  3. It takes place in Paris?! I'm even more excited for this one now. Shame the romance wasn't the best. :/

    Lovely review, hon! <33

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    1. I also really love a Paris setting. Thanks so much!

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  4. I hadn't heard of this one, but you make it sound fabulous. I love a good engaging, action-packed tale, especially one that takes place in a different country. Seeing the different culture is a huge plus!

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    1. The different culture was definitely great :)

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  5. The writing and setting sound wonderful! I don't think I've seen this book before, I might pick it sometime soon now :D Thanks for the review!

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    1. I hope you enjoy it once you read it :) Thanks!

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  6. I've been reading positive reviews about this, so I'm looking forward to reading it. Glad you enjoyed it! =)

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  7. I'm really interested to see where things will go after the big reveal. I really loved this book, but I do agree with you about being unsure of the romances, I was more interested in the characters and I loved that both the female characters were so independent and fought for what they wanted. I think I liked Gabby a little more than Ingrid (though I still do love Ingrid).

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    1. I'm hoping the romances will get better. I also thought the female characters were great.

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  8. I'm really excited for this as it has a beautiful cover and it's about gargoyles :) Meh.. too bad the romance wasn't all that great but at least the setting and descriptive writing probably made up for it! I think I'll still pick this up but I don't know how I'll feel about the switching POVs..

    -Ariella @ Secrets of Lost Words

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    1. I'm usually pretty picky about switching povs, but I liked it a lot in this book :)

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  9. It's a really beautiful cover indeed. I saw this book around but this is the first review I'm reading. Honestly it sounds like a great read but I'm not happy to heard that about the romance! Great review :)

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    1. I didn't mind the romance so much, just because everything else was great :) Thank you!

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  10. The setting and plot sound exciting enough to give this one a try. It's a shame that the romance (especially the love-triangle) wasn't that good, but romance is never the most important aspect for me. Great review :D!

     Mel@thedailyprophecy.

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  11. Great review! I have this on my TBR pile but I haven't gotten to it yet...hopefully soon :D

    Christy @ Christy’s Book Addiction

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