The Beautiful And The Cursed

The Beautiful And The Cursed

Paperback - 2014
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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.
After a bizarre accident, Ingrid Waverly is forced to leave London with her mother and her 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 for Ingrid, and, disturbingly, the house her twin brother, Grayson, was sent ahead to secure for the family 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 is missing.
Yet no one seems worried about his whereabouts save for 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, and that it's up to her and Gabby to find him before all hope is lost.

Praise for the Dispossessed Trilogy:

"A deliciously satisfying mix of historical fiction, mystery, and supernatural romance."-- The Bulletin

"Morgan combines fantasy with gothic romance in this well-crafted standout."-- Booklist

"Forbidden romance and hot kissing abound."-- Kirkus Reviews

"Morgan keeps the plot moving with constant action...dark adventure and romance."-- School Library Journal

"Morgan's fluid descriptions, inventive otherworldly elements, and characters with convincing motivations result in an immersive first installment."-- Publisher's Weekly
Publisher: New York : Ember, 2014
ISBN: 9780385743129


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Beasts: Gargoyles, Demons, Angels. Ingrid is forced to leave London after a bizarre accident. When she and her family get to Paris, they discover her twin brother is missing, the house is guarded by a gargoyle, and Ingrid and her brother have demon blood. Can Ingrid find and save her brother befo... Read More »

Book 1 in the Dispossessed series. Ingrid and her family come to Paris after a bizarre incident in London makes her the source of the town gossips, but when they arrive they find her twin, Grayson, missing. Ingrid knows her brother isn't dead but in grave danger. It is up to her to find her broth... Read More »

All families have secrets. Ingrid's just has more than most. They have moved to Paris after a bizarre accident in London, and now her brother is missing. On top of that, apparently gargoyles are alive, and it's their job to protect the humans living in their buildings. But when demons and angels ... Read More »

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LibraryK8 Oct 11, 2013

The first in what I assume is a new series about the gargoyles of Paris and the secret society that protects humanity from the creatures that come from the underneath. As paranormal romance goes this one has plenty of action and with two main characters you are bound to find something you like in at least one of the sisters.

Aug 02, 2013

the protagonist, Ingrid, moves to France, into an abbey guarded by a gargoyle. Her brother goes missing and she has to team up with supernatural creatures and other humans to rescue him. On a side note, I hate the cover. Having a girl swooning on the cover is not indicative of the protagonists strength and sense.


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