I am “over the moon” thrilled to be a part of THE BEAUTIFUL AND THE CURSED Blog Tour which gave me the chance to read this absolutely amazing book just a little bit early. I am even more thrilled to be hosting a stop on RELEASE DAY!!!!! I cannot thank Books Complete Me enough for including me.
And I happen to think this tour is totally awesome with the addition of the “Team Dispossessed” and “Team Waverly” trivia questions and answers which must be paired up and which makes following this tour that much more fun!
My stop on the tour today is for a review, but as I tend to be a bit long-winded I’ve only included a part of it in this post with a link out to the full review for those who want to read on. But I didn’t want all the awesome parts of this tour – the trivia questions, the giveaway, the tour schedule or the author’s details – to get lost amidst my gushing ramble.
Because, yes, there was gushing. This story was so amazing, incredibly unique, utterly captivating and one I just wanted to keep on reading long after I was forced to stop. But I think I may say all of that in my review, which starts below the details about the book and author, if you want to know just what I thought about this delicious book.
Be sure to follow along at each of the stops for more trivia questions and answers and be sure to visit the hosts for another awesome giveaway.
And if you haven’t yet heard about this fascinating book with its stunning cover, its description follows immediately below.
About the Book
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.
About the Author
PAGE MORGAN has been fascinated with les grotesques ever since she came across an old, black-and-white photograph of a Notre Dame gargoyle keeping watch over the city of Paris. The gargoyle mythologies she went on to research fed her imagination, and she became inspired to piece together her own story and mythology for these remarkably complex stone figures. Page lives in New Hampshire with her husband and their three children.
A story as unique, as riveting and as gorgeously written as Page Morgan’s THE BEAUTIFUL AND THE CURSED stands out in the crowded landscape of which it is a part. It invites readers to discover a mythology that is refreshingly original, characters that are intriguing and incredibly appealing, and an exciting plot that is full of twists, turns and shocking surprises.
Set in Paris in the late 1800s, this story manages to evoke the charm and elegance of the era while keeping the pace quick, the action thrilling and the characters relatable. And with a mix of paranormal elements, a dark premise and a touch of romance, readers will be transfixed.
Ingrid Waverly was glad to leave London and her tarnished reputation behind. But escaping to Paris only to discover that their new residence was a dilapidated building that was once an abbey and that her brother Grayson was missing wasn’t the fresh start she was hoping for.
And when it turns out that Grayson’s wasn’t the only disappearance, but that a number of girls had also vanished without so much as a clue to their whereabouts, Ingrid is more desperate than ever to solve the mystery and find her brother. Because she knows that he’s still alive. She can feel that he is. But she also knows that he’s running out of time.
Told from multiple characters’ points of view, in a way that weaves together each of their viewpoints seamlessly, readers are able to explore more of the fascinating world the author created, learn more about each of the characters and uncover more of their dark secrets.
Author Page Morgan gives readers two strong and likable, but very different, female main characters in Ingrid and Gabby, three charismatic male protagonists – Luc Rousseau, Vander Burke and Nolan Quinn – who are even more dissimilar from one another than the Sisters Waverly but just as likable, two captivating love stories – one shaped a little bit like a triangle – and one very dark, deadly and deliciously chilling mystery. And with the author’s extraordinary ability to make the grotesque beautiful, she introduces readers to her fascinating and incredibly imaginative world of the Dispossessed.
Danger-filled and exciting, heartwarming and heartbreaking and gripping from beginning to end, THE BEAUTIFUL AND THE CURSED is a wildly entertaining must read first book in this new series.
To read the full review, which includes my rating, my personal thoughts and my favorite passage, CLICK HERE.
A note: This review is based upon an advanced copy of the book received from the publisher in exchange for my honest thoughts about the book.
Team WAVERLY Trivia QUESTION
What does Gabby sometimes call Ingrid (much to Ingrid’s dislike)?
Team DISPOSSESSED Trivia ANSWER:
Memorized or catalogued scent
There are TWO awesome giveaways included with this tour.
There will be FIVE winners for a THE BEAUTIFUL AND THE CURSED Signed Swag Pack. And it’s open internationally!
This giveaway can be entered via the common Rafflecopter form, below, provided by the tour hosts.
There will be TWO winners for a signed, annotated copy of THE BEAUTIFUL AND THE CURSED. To enter this giveaway, visit Books Complete Me and Once Upon a Twilight.
++ Readers will need to correctly pair up as many Team Dispossessed trivia questions and answers and Team Waverly trivia questions and answers as they can.
++ Winners will be randomly chosen from those who get the most correct.
To enter at Books Complete Me – Team Waverly Trivia – CLICK HERE.
To enter at Once Upon a Twilight – Team Dispossessed Trivia – CLICK HERE.
The Tour Schedule
Monday, May 13th
Katie @ Katie’s Book Blog – Review
Stacey & Amber @ Page Turners Blog – Author Interview
Tuesday, May 14th
Rachel @ Fiktshun – Release Day! Review
Kathy @ I Am Reader, Not A Writer – Release Day! Guest Post
Wednesday, May 15th
Anna @ Anna Reads Books – Review
Jen @ Hypable – Guest Post
Thursday, May 16th
Christin @ Portrait of a Book – Review & Ingrid Interview
Damaris @ Good Choice Reading – Review
Friday, May 17th
Nancy @ Tales of the Ravenous Reader – Review & Gabrielle Interview
Katie @ Mundie Moms – Review