Series Review- The Dispossessed by Page Morgan

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The Beautiful and the Cursed Summary

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.

My Thoughts

I read the first two books of this series last year and was surprised by how beautifully done they were. I had heard great things and finally dove in for myself. I loved Morgan’s world because of the historical feel with the added bonus of living gargoyles. I loved the gothic atmosphere and hints of darkness. You can’t have shape-shifting gargoyles, demon hounds and fallen angels and not veer on the morbid at times.

Let’s stop for a second and focus on gargoyles. There is a drastic lack of gargoyle themed books though for me these creatures have always been a source of wonder and curiosity. Thank you Page Morgan for finally giving me a paranormal series focused on them.

Back to the books…All the characters were strongly portrayed and well developed. I was impressed with Ingrid’s growth and strength. The romances are also delightful (though-be warned- there was a touch of a love triangle). Though Ingrid’s attraction to a certain gargoyle (in his human form) was focused on the most I was most drawn to her sister, Gabby’s romance. I thought it was perfectly swoon-worthy and I love that Morgan was able to make even the side character’s romances so strong.

These novels were paced wonderfully with equal measures of action, tense scenes as well as swoons. I adored the character dialog and really everything about these books. Now that all three have released you have no excuse not to run out and read all three.

Overall, this series was an easy, romantic read with just a slight hint of gloom that really made it a unique young adult paranormal novel. I loved that Morgan also had demons, hellhounds and angels in the mix as well.

Go forth and read this series!

The UK Covers (for your viewing pleasure)

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I’m obsessed with UK cover art.

Just what I needed…more books I want to buy. But they are SO PRETTY. I’ve seen the UK covers for the Throne of Glass series by Sarah J. Maas and I adore them but have never really looked at what other covers are out there. I stopped myself before I could fall too deeply down the rabbit hole but thought I’d share some of my findings with you.

This Maggie Stiefvater Wolves of Mercy Falls series box set is glorious. I desperately MUST HAVE IT now. Seriously, I’m not sure I can survive without it.

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Just compare the US (which is beautiful too) to the UK versions. I think individually I might like the US one better but that box set? A must have for me.

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and then the new US cover…I’m not overly fond of these

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And this Forest of Hands & Teeth by Carrie Ryan? It’s pretty but I do like the creepy US covers..
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The US covers:

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And the book that got me started on my UK cover journey was Mistborn: The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson

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I need these books. They have them in a box set which I’ve ordered

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I recently won the UK versions of Page Morgan’s The Beautiful and the Cursed and The Lovely and the Lost. Both are beautiful and I’m so excited to include them with my US versions. The top are the US covers and the bottom are the UK. I can’t find the UK cover for The Wondrous and the Wicked.

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What do you think–Which covers do you tend to prefer or are you like me and want every version of your favorite books?