The Lovely and the Lost

The Lovely and the Lost

 
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The Lovely and the Lost
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May 13, 2014
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978-0385743136
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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.

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Great Sequel


MY THOUGHTS
This book takes place shortly after book one. The Waverly's are still living in France, but now about the Dispossessed and The Alliance. Ingrid and Grayson have to come to terms with their mixed blood, as well as their new abilities, trying to find ways to control them. Ingrid is also trying to fight off her attraction to Luc, their dispossessed, as a relationship between them not only is forbidden, but won't work. Gabby on the other hand is trying to train to fight demons and wants to join The Alliance, but they won't take her. But there are secrets that The Alliance is hiding...

It's been awhile since I read the first book, so I was worried that I wouldn't be able to understand what was going on. Thankfully, I was able to jump right into this book and I was honestly surprised by this book! The idea behind this entire series is very unique (I mean, gargoyles!) and I feel like the world was crafted brilliantly. I felt like I was able to get a full understanding on all the paranormal elements, even though I read book one so long ago!

This book is also from multiple perspectives. Ingrid, Grayson, Gabby, Luc, and others all give insight on what's going on as well as what's happening with them. I'm not a fan of third person perspective usually, but I liked seeing all their points of view and it was easy to tell who you were following.

Because of all the characters, there are a few romances to follow. Ingrid is probably the main one, but I wasn't a big fan of hers, since she was kind of in a love triangle. Though, it's kind of obvious who she really likes. Gabby's romance was actually a big surprise for me and I really liked that one!

IN CONCLUSION
Overall, this was a great sequel! A lot actually happened in this book, there's no middle-book syndrome here! I already have book 3 on hold at the library so I expect to read it soon!

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