THE WONDROUS AND THE WICKED by Page Morgan

THE WONDROUS AND THE WICKED

From the "Dispossessed Trilogy" series, volume 3
Age Range: 12 - 18
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KIRKUS REVIEW

This book concludes the trilogy that began with The Beautiful and the Cursed (2013) and continued with The Lovely and the Lost (2014).

Once again, human-demon hybrids Ingrid and Gabby, daughters of an English earl (of course), battle the evil angel Axia. Axia wants to control all the demonic denizens of the Earth, create more and, apparently, rule the world. Naturally, all the principal characters are in love. Ingrid can’t abandon her forbidden love, Luc, the gargoyle formerly assigned to protect her. Gabby loves Nolan, who has become a target of the Alliance, a secret organization formed to fight the demons. The girls’ brother, Grayson, loves diminutive fighter Chelle. The real question here is not whether the heroes will win, but will they wind up with happy romantic endings? Despite the soapy premise (underscored by the made-for-daytime-TV title) and sometimes outrageously purple prose, Morgan focuses the book mostly on action, although she includes several steamy scenes for the three main characters. Most of the action takes place in Paris, and the author imparts a solid sense of its geography; Edwardian-era sartorial details also abound.

Standard-issue paranormal romance with lots of descriptions of dresses. (Paranormal romance. 12-18)

Pub Date: April 14th, 2015
ISBN: 978-0-385-74315-0
Page count: 352pp
Publisher: Delacorte
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Feb. 1st, 2015




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