The Beautiful and the Cursed is about two young ladies Ingrid and Gabby Waverly whom are forced to move to Paris with their mother for a few reasons. When they arrive they find that their new home is not what they expected it to be. These two girls also have no idea what kind of things there eyes are soon going to be opened to.
I was crazy hesitant to pick up this book because even though it had a beautiful cover, I had never read a book that was it was set in 1899. The reason this threw me off a bit was because I was afraid that the language would be strange and I wouldn't be able to get into it because of that but I'm very glad I gave this book a shot. I had a very hard time putting it down from the moment I picked it up.
Lets talk characters now shall we? First there was Ingrid, I liked her the most out of the two sisters. I say this only because I felt that I could connect more with Ingrid than I could with Gabby. ingrid was very quiet and too herself which is exactly like me. Gabby on the other hand put herself out there a lot. She knew she was beautiful and definitely not afraid to flaunt it. Some other characters that I became rather fond of were Luc. I mean come on if you've read this book how could you not fall for Luc? I was totally attracted to him the second he graced the pages (yes even though he's supposed to be a scary creature)
The plot? The press release that came with the book seriously didn't lie. I've never read a story like this and I loved every second of it. I enjoyed that Ingrid had powers, because in the beginning she was just a quiet soft spoken girl who was worried about her brother and heart broken from her life back home. Which was cool but then she started discovering her powers which made the book 20 times more interesting.
Now I need to rant about the few things that annoyed me. The first is the book was paced so well until the very end. The last like 4 or 5 chapters felt really rushed for me. I felt really overwhelmed when it came to the end. Everything just seemed to be happening all at once and I couldn't keep up. I kept having to put the book down to process what happened and then pick it back up once my mind was clear. The only other thing that crushed me was the last words between Luc and Ingrid, I won't spoil it but SERIOUSLY?!
Overall, I'm really glad there is another book in the making I need to know what happens next!