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Release Date: May 14, 2013
Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers
Series: The Dispossessed
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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.
Only the path to him is more than she could ever imagine.
The Beautiful and the Cursed involves gargoyle lore. The only thing I know about the lore is that gargoyles supposedly scared off and protected from any evil or harmful spirits. It's always great to read about something that doesn't come up in books often and I also love that the story is set in Paris. I imagine when people think about gargoyles, the most famous examples are those of Notre Dame. An old image of the Parisian cathedral is what first inspired the story and I can see why, especially at night. It looks like it would fit perfectly in a paranormal story.