Saturday, June 27, 2015

Book Shelf: The Wondrous and the Wicked (The Dispossessed #3) by Page Morgan

Alone and defenseless, can the Waverly family survive the final battle for their city?

Ingrid Waverly has never been more alone, or more frightened. Her sister has fled to London in fear for her life, and Luc, the one person she thought she could rely on more than anyone else in the world, has also disappeared. No one will tell Ingrid where he has gone, but rumours of a fierce leadership battle amongst the supernatural forces who protect Paris are swirling, and Ingrid fears he has been forced into a dangerous position.

And it is a dangerous time to be a leader in this city - the number of demons flooding Paris's streets are overwhelming, and Ingrid and her few allies cannot cope. All the signs point to some kind of final uprising from the Underworld - but how can it possibly be defeated when the only people who stand a chance of doing so are too busy fighting themselves? Once again, everything comes down to Luc and Ingrid, and whether they can draw on each other's strength as well as their own. And this time, love really must conquer all.

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The Wondrous and the Wicked is the sensational third and final installment in Page Morgan's immensely underrated but incredibly brilliant Dispossessed trilogy and concludes what has been a thrilling trilogy with all the action, danger and wonderfully woven romance that has made this series so great!

Throughout my time as an avid reader, there has only been a few historical novels and series that have won me over, and the Dispossessed is right up there as the best of them in my eyes. From the first novel, The Beautiful and the Cursed, through the sequel The Lovely and the Lost and now concluding with The Wondrous and the Wicked, this series has been nothing but expertly written, wonderfully paced and incredibly depicted.

Page Morgan has created a very dark and compelling world of gargoyles, demons, hunters and all manner of creatures in between within this series. She's written layered, complex and personable individuals and as the series has unfolded in varying POV's, Morgan has woven together a very exciting storyline that has developed, altered and grown to something relentless and forward moving. The setting was spot on, well described and dark; raw, gritty and beautiful, be it Paris or London we were in, Morgan has won a fan in me with her wonderful storytelling.

The Wondrous and the Wicked was a worthy conclusion to this trilogy. I've honestly personally found this series to be so underrated with many not realizing the brilliance that Morgan has written within it's pages. There's unending danger in The Wondrous and the Wicked as sisters Ingrid and Gabby continue to battle the fallen angel Axia with the help of the gargoyles and Alliance members they call friends, including Luc, Nolan, Vander, Rory, Chelle and of course their brother Grayson. Page Morgan brings this series to a thrilling climax with this passionate, thrilling and at times painful ending.

I've loved following the characters within this series with each and every book. Ingrid, Gabby, Luc, Nolan, Vander, Rory, Chelle, Grayson, Marco....I could go on and on about the standout characters Page Morgan has written. I've loved seeing some of them fall in love, fight, battle and push each other. Siblings, lovers and comrades to the very end. I'm sad to see them go, but I've adored every witty, exciting and addictive minute of following them.

My favorites are without a doubt Gabby and Nolan. She's such a fire cracker and he accepts her, and pushes her perfectly. They're electric and passionate and their romance has been one of my favorites ever. Especially in a historical novel. The innocent touches and passionate embraces weave wonderfully with soul searing kisses to create a wonderful undertone of sexual tension and attraction within the action packed story. And not just for Gabby and Nolan, but Ingrid and Luc too.

Page Morgan has truly captivated me with this series and though I'm heartbroken to see it end, I'm endlessly satisfied with how she has concluded Ingrid, Gabby and their loved ones story. As Ingrid makes a choice between Luc and Vander that always seemed inevitable, I find myself practically begging inside for a spin-off series, perhaps featuring Vander, Chelle and Rory and Hugh--I think Page Morgan could still tell so much with these four!

Electric, romantic and powerfully told, The Wondrous and the Wicked was everything I could have asked for in a series conclusion. Page Morgan kept me entertained until the very end and leaves me knowing that while their journey hasn't been always an easy one, her characters are exactly where they are supposed to be.....

I honestly can't recommend this series enough and urge you all to put it on your to be read list if it isn't already. I promise you won't regret it!

Source: Sent for review by Hot Key Books (Thank you Susie!)
Format: Paperback
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My Recommendation: A brilliant and underrated historical fantasy tale--this series is incredible!
Cover: Perfect with the other two in the series.....
Will I read sequel/continue with series: This is the final book in this trilogy, but I can't wait to read more from Page Morgan!!

1 comment:

  1. Yes! Love this review and I too want a lot more readers to crack onto this series because it is a really excellent YA series. I do hope for spinoff too because there is so much more to these characters I think for us to read about. :)


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