Magic Tree House
Junie B. Jones
Moving to France didn’t help Ingrid and Gabby Waverly escape their past in London, it threw them into a nightmare world of demons, hounds and gargoyles. In, The Lovely and the Lost, Page Morgan’s sequel to The Beautiful and the Cursed, the Waverly sisters struggle to come to terms with their new knowledge. Ingrid’s and her twin, Greyson’s, blood is tainted by a curse which keeps them from being completely human. Greyson turns into a hound that either kills or protects. Ingrid controls (or at least tries) both gargoyles and electricity. Gabby, 100 percent human, contents herself with learning to use weapons to ward off the demon, Axis, who seeks her brother and sister. While the Alliance strives to protect the Waverly family, other forces conspire to extinguish them. When another gargoyle is assigned to help Luc, the Dispossessed in love with Ingrid, watch over the family, it could be either a blessing or a curse.
Prepared by Julie Fales, Shawnee Mission South High School Journalism Adviser, Overland Park, KS