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Book Watch: The Beautiful and the Cursed

The Beautiful and the Cursed

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THE BEAUTIFUL AND THE CURSED by Page Morgan will be released in the U.S. on May 14, 2013 in hardcover, audio and eBook formats.

It is currently available to pre-order online in all formats at AMAZON and BARNES & NOBLE.

Published by Delacorte Books for Young Readers, the print edition is 352 pages.

THE BEAUTIFUL AND THE CURSED is the first book in author Page Morgan’s Dispossessed series.

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I cannot believe how many amazing books are releasing the week of May 14th. I have at least ten books pre-ordered and most of them are ones I consider “must reads.” With so many books releasing that week, I’ve only mentioned half of the ones that caught my eye at the bottom of this post. Yes, there are that many.

But of all the books releasing, the one I am most excited for is THE BEAUTIFUL AND THE CURSED by Page Morgan. Ever since Jaime of Two Chicks on Books pointed it out to me I couldn’t wait to read it and find out more.

The title alone was enough to draw me in. But it was the setting – gothic Paris – and the mystery that made this a must read.

I’m also a huge fan of stories set in spooky mansions, and this “creepy, old abbey” fits the bill. Of course the fact that there’s a “devastatingly handsome servant” with “dark secrets” makes this book all the more intriguing… and appealing.

I’m just dying to find out what caused Ingrid and Gabby to leave London and all its glamour behind. I’m curious about what happened to their brother Greyson and just why finding him will be so dangerous.

Add to all of this the fact that there’s a murderer on the loose, and this story sounds like it will be all sorts of awesome.

With only a few weeks remaining until THE BEAUTIFUL AND THE CURSED releases, thankfully the wait won’t be too much longer. Because I can’t wait to meet Ingrid, Gabby, Luc and Greyson. And I can’t wait to find out just what “nightmare” it is that “walk[s] in the light.”

So, even with the very much anticipated SCHOOL SPIRITS, GOLDEN and SPIRIT AND DUST releasing the week of May 14th, I just had to put THE BEAUTIFUL AND THE CURSED in the spotlight, because, for me, it is the book to watch this week.

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Places to Watch

The author on TWITTER

The author on FACEBOOK

The author’s WEBSITE

The author’s BLOG

The author on GOODREADS

The author on PINTEREST

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About the Book

Goodreads description:

It was bizarre and inexplicable, and after it happened, 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 exile in gothic Paris with her mother and her younger sister, Gabby.

In Paris there are no grand balls or glittering parties, and disturbingly, the house rented by Ingrid’s twin brother, Grayson, isn’t a house at all. It’s an abbey. A creepy, old abbey with a roof lined in stone gargoyles that could almost be mistaken for living, breathing creatures.

And to top it all off, Grayson is missing.

Yet no one seems to be concerned about Grayson’s whereabouts save for Luc, a devastatingly handsome servant who has some deep and dark secrets of his own.

There’s one secret about the city that even Luc can’t keep hidden, though: there’s a murderer on the loose. And every day that Grayson is missing means there’s less chance he’s still alive.

Ingrid is sure her twin isn’t dead–she can feel it deep in her soul–but she knows that he’s in grave danger, and that it’s up to her and Gabby to find him before all hope is lost.

And yet the path to him is more dangerous than she could ever imagine.

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Other Amazing Books to Watch

Here are just a few of the many, many other awesome books releasing the week of May 14th:

SCHOOL SPIRITS (School Spirits #1) by Rachel Hawkins

GOLDEN by Jessi Kirby

SPIRIT AND DUST by Rosemary Clement-Moore

PARALLEL by Lauren Miller

SPARK (Sky Chasers #2) by Amy Kathleen Ryan – Paperback ed.

THE RULES FOR DISAPPEARING by Ashley Elston

FIVE SUMMERS by Una LaMarche

FORMERLY SHARK GIRL by Kelly Bingham

THE ROSE THRONE by Mette Ivie Harrison

THE CAGED GRAVES by Dianne Salerni

THE SWEET DEAD LIFE by Joy Preble

TOWERING (Kendra Chronicles #3) by Alex Flinn

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