Saturday, May 16, 2015

BOOK REVIEW - THE WONDROUS AND THE WICKED by PAGE MORGAN

By: Page Morgan
Published By: Hot Key Books
Released: Available Now
Details: Paperback from publisher for honest review, 342 Pages

RATING: 5 PAGE TURNING PARANORMAL STARS!

Blurb: Goodreads

Alone and defenceless, can the Waverly family survive the final battle for their city?

Ingrid Waverly has never been more alone, or more frightened. Her sister has fled to London in fear for her life, and Luc, the one person she thought she could rely on more than anyone else in the world, has also disappeared. No one will tell Ingrid where he has gone, but rumours of a fierce leadership battle amongst the supernatural forces who protect Paris are swirling, and Ingrid fears he has been forced into a dangerous position.

And it is a dangerous time to be a leader in this city - the number of demons flooding Paris's streets are overwhelming, and Ingrid and her few allies cannot cope. All the signs point to some kind of final uprising from the Underworld - but how can it possibly be defeated when the only people who stand a chance of doing so are too busy fighting themselves? Once again, everything comes down to Luc and Ingrid, and whether they can draw on each other's strength as well as their own. And this time, love really must conquer all.



BOOK REVIEW by Michelle:

This is one of my favourite YA paranormal trilogies. I simply dig it so much. Alas it has now come to an end.

I will miss Luc and Ingrid, Gabby, Grayson, Nolan, Vander, Marco and the other sub characters.

The Beautiful and the Cursed had me sucked into Paris in the year 1899. The city with gargoyles, demons, the Alliance and gothic danger as we follow two brave sisters, their brother and a boy named Luc.

The Lovely and The Lost had me wanting more. The attention to detail for the era with Page’s own spin on things is rich and satisfying and not forgetting that forbidden love we enjoy reading about. The plot thickened, relationships were forming and breaking. The villain was getting what she was seeking.

The Wondrous and the Wicked had me cracking it open almost as soon as it landed on my doorstep. I was back in this very visual world that plays like a movie in my mind when I am reading.

I see the hellhounds and Axia so clearly as they are described, I see the gargoyles as they change from human looking to the curse that is bestowed upon them by the heavens above. I see the carriages and alleyways and all that attention to small detail that Page has worked hard at researching.

I am there in 1900, whether it be with Gabby in London or Ingrid in Paris following on behind them like a shadow.

Luc is a gorgeous book boyfriend and he comes with the added party trick of turning into a gargoyle.

I love Rory, I really want to read a spinoff with him in it. Yeah, I am hinting here!! I love the way he calls Gabby, laoch, which means warrior.

I adore Nolan and Vander the demon hunters. I loved Nolan and Gabby together and speaking of hinting at spin offs, I would be rather happy reading more about Nolan and Gabby.

I really liked all the cast. 

I’m not going to tell you about this instalment, you will have to read it for yourself, but I feel like this YA series is a quieter achiever and I would love it to be read by more readers.

It is extremely well written with attention to detail for the era, mixed with the paranormal world, a fine villain and some moments that do hurt the heart. It is darkly romantic in a YA age bracket and as an adult reader I totally adore what Page has done.

The wrap up to this trilogy was both satisfying and ...

Well I can't say. You will have to read or I might release a spoiler from my finger tips.

I could so see it as a tv series or even movies. I would actually very much like to see it acted out before my eyes. 

I highly recommend this YA paranormal series.

Michelle



6 comments:

  1. Fantastic review Mich! I'm reading this right now and as always with this series, I LOVE it!

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    1. i adore this series and I will miss it. I loved more than anything I think the attention to detail of the era and of course Luc. :)

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    2. See I'm an uber Gabby & Nolan fan!

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    3. I would LOVE a spin off with them and maybe Rory popping in and out. :)

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    4. I think a spin off featuring Vander would be awesome. With Rory and Hugh and maybe even Chelle.....

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    5. Yes! We need some spinoffs happening. Such a great series. I am sad I have no more to read. :) But um Luc can pop up in them too. ;)

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