Waiting on Wednesday (138) - The Beautiful and the Cursed by Page Morgan8:00 AM
Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine spotlighting upcoming releases we're eagerly anticipating.
Release Date: May 14, 2013
Publisher: Doubleday Canada
Summary (from Random House Canada):
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.
The first book in The Dispossessed series, The Beautiful and the Cursed is Page Morgan's debut novel! I'm pretty sure I'd buy this book simply so I could stare at its gorgeous and haunting cover on my bookshelf, but the plot sounds really awesome too. The Beautiful and the Cursed is described not only as a Gothic thriller, but also a novel featuring gargoyle lore! Since I don't know all too much about gargoyles being paranormal creatures, I can't wait to discover how Page Morgan has imagined them! And, of course, who wouldn't love a book with secrets, a murderer on the loose, and romance too...