Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Book Review: The Beautiful and the Cursed by Page Morgan Beautiful and the Cursed is a paranormal gothic thriller full of mystery and romance that takes place in Paris in 1899. What is so intriguing is it introduces gargoyles who come to life. Ingrid and her younger sister Gabby, together with their mother, have moved from London to Paris to live in an abbey purchased by their brother Grayson. When they arrive they find out Grayson has mysteriously disappeared. In their search for Grayson, the sisters find out that there is an unseen world in Paris filled with gargoyles who protect humans and kill demons. There are hellhounds who are stalking and killing young women and angels who command the gargoyles. Luc, the handsome servant, is actually a gargoyle assigned to protecting the humans at the abbey. He finds Ingrid tantalizing and can sense something mysterious about her. Ingrid is determined to find her brother and drawn to Luc. Can a human and a gargoyle fall in love? Gabby discovers the Alliance, a group of humans in Paris, who are also fighting the demons and aware of the gargoyles. She wants to learn how to fight and rescue her brother. Vander and Nolan of the Alliance want to help the beautiful sisters find their brother and keep them from trouble. I enjoyed reading The beautiful and the Cursed, especially learning the mythology of gargoyles. I can say that I love these gargoyles. They are noble protectors and pretty "hot" too.

Page Morgan is coming to Tucson next month on Saturday and Sunday, March 15th and 16th for the Tucson Festival of Books at the University of Arizona. She is going to be in a couple of panels. Read her book and go talk to her about gargoyles.
  • Deadly Attractions: Dark Romantic Adventures-- Sat, Mar 15, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm 
  • Teen and Author Meeting Place --Sun, Mar 16, 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
  • Writing for the YA Market--Sun, Mar 16, 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

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