Friday, June 27, 2014

Review: The Lovely and the Lost by Page Morgan

Publisher: Delacorte Press
Series: The Dispossessed #2
Pages: 368
Received: Received a copy from Random House of Canada in exchange for an honest review

Release Date: May 13, 2014
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Goodreads Synopsis:

Ingrid and Gabby survived the Underneath. They saved their brother, Grayson, from a future of dark servitude and exposed a plot to undermine the Alliance. But danger still lurks in the streets of Paris, and the Dispossessed, perched on the city's bridges and rooftops, might not be able to save their human wards this time.

My Review:

This series has become a new favourite of mine, I remember saying how excited I was for this book after finishing the first one (review here), and it definitely delivered in so many ways. The characters are just as strong, if not more so after the events in book one. I can say that I enjoyed book one more but this was still a great follow up story. There are many different points of view throughout the story, so you really get a good feel for each of them, readers get to see Ingrid, Gabby, Grayson and Luc, I really like seeing this and it brings out the plot of the book even more so.

This story follows as Ingrid, Gabby and Grayson are all coming to terms with the events ending the first book, you get to see them all fight harder for what they believe in (especially Ingrid and Gabby). These two girls are invested in protecting themselves and want to learn as much as they can so that they don't need help all the time, it is what I love most about these books, that these girls don't want to depend on others and want to be able to do their own things. Ingrid and Gabby know that they are not completely in the clear from danger, but this book brings about a brand new sort of danger for the family, seeing more than just the Underneath is out to get them.

What I really enjoyed is that you get to see a lot more of Grayson in this book and see things through his perspective. It is interesting to view the difference of how the experience in the Underneath has affected each of these three in such different ways. Grayson obviously takes things the hardest because of what he is, and he wants to keep that evil part of him at bay. Readers also get to see a lot more about the Alliance and learn more about how exactly they work as a team.

The romance in this book is the one part that is difficult to discuss, it is not a clear cut route, but everything is understandable, and just like in book one you never know what is going to happen. I love that there are many different romance plots throughout, each of the characters have their own lives outside of this supernatural element that it is great to see. The siblings also have a lot of things to work through together, work on their relationships with one another, family is such an important part of this series.

All in all this is an amazing sequel (may not be as awesome as the first book for me, but I still loved it!). You can really see that Page Morgan has set things up in this series perfectly, and that there is a lot of things to go down in book three (The Wondrous and The Wicked). I myself cannot wait for more of these characters, but I hope not to have to say goodbye too soon!

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