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Sunday, October 7, 2012

Coming Attraction: The Beautiful and the Cursed

Now, I'm not sure about whether I'll be reading this one, 'cause I'm not going to lie, I barely skimmed the synopsis as I copied it from Goodreads. HOWEVER, I am suffering a serious case of Cover Lust here, so I had to share it. What really gives me pause is this little blurb:
"Fans of Cassandra Clare's Mortal Instruments series and Libba Bray's Gemma Doyle trilogy will devour The Beautiful and the Cursed, a wholly original interpretation of gargoyle lore."
Gargoyle sounds fantastic. Mortal Instruments and Gemma Doyle, however... I was not a fan.

Random note, I'm thinking this was at one time called "Grotesque" because the Goodreads url is http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/14287509-grotesque <------ Hmm. Think I would have liked "Grotesque" better. 
What say you?

The Beautiful and the Cursed by Page Morgan
Expected publication: 2013 by Delacorte Press
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 twisted—and more deadly than she could ever imagine.


  1. This is a pretty crazy cover. I'm not sure if I love it or hate it. Grotesque would have been an awesome name. Thanks for sharing, I'll have to add this one to the pile.

  2. I'm with you - I think Grotesque would have made an exceptional title! I think the story sounds creepy-gothic-awesome and I'm adding this to my want list! <3


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