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A Great and Terrible Beauty In This Debut Gothic Novel Mysterious Visions, Dark Family Secrets And A Long Lost Diary Thrust Gemma And Her Classmates Back Into The Horrors That Followed Her From India Ages It S , And After The Suicide Of Her Mother, Year Old Gemma Doyle Is Shipped Off From The Life She Knows In India To Spence, A Proper Boarding School In England Lonely, Guilt Ridden, And Prone To Visions Of The Future That Have An Uncomfortable Habit Of Coming True, Gemma S Reception There Is A Chilly One To Make Things Worse, She S Been Followed By A Mysterious Young Indian Man, A Man Sent To Watch Her But Why What Is Her Destiny And What Will Her Entanglement With Spence S Most Powerful Girls And Their Foray Into The Spiritual World Lead To



10 thoughts on “A Great and Terrible Beauty

  1. says:

    A Great and Terrible Beauty is neither great nor beautiful, though it is indeed wait for it terrible.The characters are simple and one dimensional, their actions both petty and selfish I find it difficult to believe any one of the four girls at the heart of the story cared for one another, much less anyone else The story meanders, often digressing into lengthy passages that do little if anything to advance the characters or the sto


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    This book is what it is a young adult novel.That said, it s a very good one You can read the summary on the book s page, so I won t go into that here.I loved the juxtaposition of Victorian England, colonial India, and the fairy world The protagonist doesn t belong in any of them, and she recognizes that, which sets up the whole story the outsider tries to find her niche.I didn t care for any of the other main characters, mostly because


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    I don t know why for so long I just assumed I wouldn t like historical fiction, it s not as if I don t love history I picked it for one of my A levels in college But, I guess it s just one of those genres that sounds tedious and you imagine it to be all oppressed sexuality and prim and properness Diana Gabaldon forever changed my mind with her oversexed and aggressive depiction of history and it was only a matter of time before I looked to


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    Okay, so I was a little slow discovering this, but since Rebel Angels just came out, I figured I would read the first in the series first The novel can best be described as Gothic fantasy Lots of Victorian atmosphere and ruminations about the claustrophobic restrictions on women in that time period, combined with a good portion of magic and mystery I loved Bray s sense of humor It saved the novel from becoming top heavy or melodramatic The end


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    Boarding school stories are f a s c i n a t i n g A pitiful review, but two exams tomorrow so I can t give youdear reader O


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    Buddy Read with some amazing ladies and a traveling book, hosted by Julie over at Pages and Pens A Great and Terrible Beauty is exactly why I am scared to read earlier decade s published novels that I remember were super hyped and popular This also reads just like an early 2000s novel, with all the problematic content being there The basic premise of this book is a young girl named Gemma Doyle, is whisked away to a London boarding school after the dea


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    Shall I tell you a story A new and terrible one A ghost story Are you ready Shall I begin Once upon a time there were four girls One was pretty.One was clever.One charming, and one One was mysterious But they were all damaged, you see Something not right about the lot of them Bad blood Big dreams Oh, I left that part out Sorry, that should have come before They were all dreamers, these girls.One by one, night after night,the girls came together And they


  8. says:

    4.5 Libba Bray never seems to disappoint and this was no exception I really loved this one I love the time period and all the witchiness and the characters were awesome, it was great


  9. says:

    According to the author, this is a story about an English girl named Gemma who sees things A girl with a dead mother, a lot of guilt, strange friends and a mysterious destiny To me, it was a story about a strong willed teen who felt alone in the world I specifically used the word teen to denote a person whose life inexperience causes her to make impulsive decisions not all bad, mind you but implusive nonetheless.The story is set in Victorian era England, a period


  10. says:

    3.75 starsI went into this book knowing nothing about it except that it possibly had something to do with witches which in the end was incorrect I love that this is both historical and has magical elements, especially set at a boarding school, because the aesthetic and the setting of the book was really neat I also love that despite the time, Gemma is a feminist and has a lot of confidence However, I hadproblems with this book than I have praise I felt like Gemma was


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About the Author: Libba Bray

What is it about writing an author bio that gives me that deer in headlights feeling It s not exactly like I m going to say I was born in Alabama and somebody s going to jump up and snarl, Oh yeah Prove it At least I hope not.I think what gets me feeling itchy is all that emphasis on the facts of a life, while all the juicy, relevant, human oddity stuff gets left on the cutting room floor I could tell you the facts I lived in Texas for most of my life I live in New York City with my husband and six year old son now I have freckles and a lopsided smile I m allergic to penicillin.But that doesn t really give you much insight into me That doesn t tell you that I stuck a bead up my nose while watching TV when I was four and thought I d have to go to the ER and have it cut out Or that I once sang a punk version of Que Sera Sera onstage in New York City Or that I made everyone call me Bert in ninth grade for no reason that I can think of See what I mean God is in the details So with that in mind, here is my bio Sort of.TEN THINGS YOU DON T KNOW ABOUT ME by Libba Bray1 I lived in Texas until I was 26 years old, then I moved to New York City with 600.00 in my shoe cause muggers won t take it out of your shoe, y knowriiiiightand a punchbowl my grandmother s gift under my arm I ended up using the punchbowl box as an end table for two years.2 My dad was a Presbyterian minister Yes, I am one of those dreaded P.K.s Preacher s Kids Be afraid Be very afraid .3 The first story I ever wrote, in Mrs McBee s 6th grade English class, was about a girl whose family is kidnapped and held hostage by a murderous lot of bank robbers who intend to kill the whole family including the dog until the 12 year old heroine foils the plot and saves the day It included colored pencil illustrations of manly looking, bearded criminals smoking, and, oblivious to the fact that The Beatles had already sort of laid claim to the title, I called my novel, HELP My mom still has a copy And when I do something she doesn t like, she threatens to find it.4 My favorite word is redemption I like both its meaning and the sound My least favorite word is maybe Maybe is almost always a no drawn out in cruel fashion.5 My three worst habits are overeating, self doubt, and the frequent use of the f word.6 The three things I like best about myself are my sense of humor, my ability to listen, and my imagination.7 I have an artificial left eye I lost my real eye in a car accident when I was eighteen In fact, I had to have my entire face rebuilt because I smashed it up pretty good It took six years and thirteen surgeries However, I did have the pleasure of freezing a plastic eyeball in an ice cube, putting it in a friend s drink, Eyeball in your highball and watching him freak completely Okay, so maybe that s not going down on my good karma record But it sure was fun.8 In 7th grade, my three best friends and I dressed up as KISS and walked around our neighborhood on Halloween Man, we were such dorks.9 I once spent New Year s Eve in a wetsuit I d gone to the party in a black dress that was a little too tight too many holiday cookies and when I went to sit down, the dress ripped up the back completely Can we all say, mortified The problem was, my friends were moving out of their house everything was packed and on a truck and there was nothing I could put onbut a wetsuit that they still had tacked to the wall I spent the rest of the party maneuvering through throngs of people feeling like a giant squid.10 I got married in Florence, Italy My husband and I were in love but totally broke, so we eloped and got married in Italy, where he was going on a business trip We had to pull a guy off the street to be our witness It was incredibly romantic.