Friday, 28 February 2014

Fangirl Friday (#9, Blogaversary Special): Luc from The Beautiful and The Cursed

It's Day 6 of my blogaversary, and today is FANGIRL FRIDAY! Tomorrow, my character interviews with Nolan and Vander from the Beautiful and the Cursed will go up, but today, this post is dedicated to our favourite gargoyle, Luc!


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, breathi
ng 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.


So this week, I'm fangirling over Luc Rousseau. To those who aren't familiar with the Dispossessed series, here are some reasons why he is fangirl-worthy! Note, this contains spoilers!

About the Boy

Luc Rousseau is a mysterious servant boy who's about 17 years old. He works at the Abbey where the Waverly's are living in, and always has the mysterious ability to pop out of no where.

When Ingrid first meets him, she can't help but deny he is drop dead gorgeous, but she knows there is something different about the boy.

My face claim for Luc is the charming French actor and musician, Jean-Baptiste Maunier:

Not only is he swoon worthy, but he is capable of being dark and mysterious.

The Warrior

Luc's got a secret: he's secretly a gargoyle. He has been alive for thousands of years. Luc was sentenced to a life as a dog-gargoyle after killing a man that hurt his younger sister. There are times when he gets really upset that he isn't human, but those thoughts go out the window when it comes to protecting humans. His humans. Specifically Ingrid.

The Gentleman

As a gargoyle, Luc has the ability to 'feel' his human charge's emotions (think the Rose and Lissa bond in Vampire Academy, minus the threat of going insane). He is in love with Ingrid, his human charge but alas, it is forbidden: she's human, and he is one of the damned.

Luc can feel her emotions, and yes, that does also include when she wants to kiss him. But he does his best to resist his own urges, and doesn't take advantage of her. He knows he can never love a human. But he does briefly join forces with Vander, a book worm who fancies Ingrid and an Alliance member (a secret organization who protects humans from demons when the gargoyles can't) to save Ingrid at one point.

While he does end up saving Ingrid, he still keeps her at arms length because he wants her to find a human love, no matter how much it hurts him. Luc is a gentleman because he wants the woman he loves to be free.

Swoon factor

Sometimes, Luc can be a little hard headed when it comes to him confessing his love for Ingrid, or showing Ingrid he cares. But he does redeem himself with some swoon worthy moments:

Ingrid froze as he grazed his fingers through her hair, scattering a few pins to the floor. Then he gripped the back of her head, his tangled fingers tugging at her hair, and Ingrid thought she could finally read something in the way he looked at her: a longing so tangible that it made her ache.

"I'll get to you if you need me," he whispered, the press of his fingers a tangible version of his pledge. She wished neither of them was wearing gloves. The feel of his skin against hers shouldn't have been the foremost desire in her mind, but it was. Luc sapped her of all reason, it seemed. And his touch made it difficult to breathe.
"I know you will," she said. 

Now if you're wondering where this is in the book, I actually have no idea. I found these quotes on two blog review here and here. They're good reviews as well :D

 So that's it for today's Fangirl Friday post! Tomorrow is the final day of my blogaversary and I got character interviews with Nolan and Vander from The Beautiful and The Cursed as well! You also get a chance to win an audiobook copy of the book!
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