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Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Thanks to Jill at Breaking the Spine, it's time for another midweek Waiting on Wednesday! These are always a lot of fun, seeing what other people have chosen, going starry-eyed over the gorgeous covers, finding awesome new reads. That's what Wednesdays are all about in the book blogging world!

The Beautiful and the Cursed (The Dispossessed, #1)
Page Morgan
Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers
Release Date: May 14, 2013

After a bizarre accident, Ingrid Waverly is forced to leave London with her mother and younger sister, Gabby, trading a world full of fancy dresses and society events for the unfamiliar city of Paris.
In Paris there are no grand balls or glittering parties, and, disturbingly, the house Ingrid’s twin brother, Grayson, found for them isn’t a house at all. It’s an abandoned abbey, its roof lined with stone gargoyles that could almost be mistaken for living, breathing creatures.
And Grayson has gone missing.
No one seems to know of his whereabouts but Luc, a devastatingly handsome servant at their new home.
Ingrid is sure her twin isn’t dead—she can feel it deep in her soul—but she knows he’s in grave danger. It will be up to her and Gabby to navigate the twisted path to Grayson, a path that will lead Ingrid on a discovery of dark secrets and otherworldly truths. And she’ll learn that once they are uncovered, they can never again be buried.

Okay, so that cover. Um, wow. Yeah, it's absolutely gorgeous. The colors, the play of light, the vulnerability and release of that pose. The Eiffel Tower in the background. Yeah, it's pretty much perfect.

I ama HUGE fan of gothic novels, so I've been excited to see more of them in YA lately. Here's on them! It sounds suspenseful and mysterious, and I love looking for missing people. In books, that is. It sounds like it's going to be a creepy and fun adventure.

I am also a gigantic and possibly slightly fanatic lover of all things F. Scott Fitzgerald, so naturally this title makes me think of his book The Beautiful and Damned. That pretty much makes this book even more exciting. I'm definitely thinking that was done for a reason!

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  1. Very neat gorgeous cover! I don't read a lot of Gothic but sounds great! I'm getting more and more into it.
    My WOW

  2. Oohh this one sounds really good and intriguing! And the cover is so pretty <3
    I will add this to my TBR pile :D
    My WoW

  3. Yep, this definitively sounds better every time I see it. ^^ Thanks a lot for sharing. My WoW

  4. Great pick!! When I first spotted this a bit back it was an instant WoW pick :). Your right the cover is gorgeous and with it colours and shading its hard not to love. Plus the description totally calls out to me!

  5. I love that there are more gothic YA books, too!

  6. We have the same WoW girle!
    I also love gothic novels and can't wait to read this one!
    My WoW

  7. I like Gothic novels so I no doubt will probably read this one. I love the cover as well how it looks almost like a water color painting.
    My WoW

  8. I agree, the cover is fab! I hadn't heard of this one before, but it's definitely going on my list. Great pick!

  9. Great choice. Will definitely add to my 'tbr' list. Have a great day. New follower.

    Here's my WoW

  10. I agree, YA definitely needs more great gothic books. Great pick! This one sounds fantastic. :)
    My WoW Pick!

  11. This sounds really good! Awesome pick! :)

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  12. I've heard of this one but don't know much about it except it has a gorgeous cover! Great pick!

  13. I have an ARC for this and I'm trying desperately to get to it. Good choice!

    My WoW "Waiting On" Wednesday (#1) Midnight Frost
    LisaILJ @ "I’ll Tumble for YA

  14. I love this cover!! Love, love, love it!! It sounds super awesome too!! Paris, Gothic, and Gargoyles!! Yes please!!

  15. This is currently my "beautiful cover of the week," too! It's gorgeous. And I WANT IT.

    Wendy @ The Midnight Garden


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