Saturday, February 9, 2008

A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray

Gemma Doyle is a normal sixteen year old living with her parents in India. On the day of her sixteenth birthday she has a horrible vision of her mother being murdered. The worst part is, it comes true. After her mother's death her father moves her to England and sends her to Spence Academy for Girls. Here she learns to be a proper English lady and continues to receive mysterious visions filled with fantastical magic. While at Spence she befriends the beautiful Pippa, fierce Felicity, and timid Ann. Together these four girls are thrust into a magical world where they find the answers to some of the most mysterious questions.

I know my summary wasn't very long, but I think if I made it any longer I would give part of the book away!! Also don't you think the cover is absolutely amazing?? I know I do. It's one of the first things that drew me to the book.

So now my opinon. I LOVED this book. Like I mean I can't believe I haven't read this book before!! Gemma is an amazing character who is incredibly strong. Libba Bray created a host of awesome 3-D characters that made the book a page turner. The plot of the book is all together great and probably the last fourth of the book has so many twists and turns that make the ending phenominal. The story sucks you in from the very first page and leaves you wondering what Gemma will be up to next. I warn you know this book will make you hungry for more! I know I can't wait to read the sequel. A Great and Terrible Beauty is definitely one of my new favorite books and I don't think it will ever come off my list. I cannot get over how amazing this book was. If you haven't had a chance to read it yet go to the library and put a hold on it now, or even go out to the book store and buy it.

5 comments:

Nicole B. said...

I've got this book sitting on my shelf waiting for me to read it, but I keep passing over it and I don't know why; I'm dying to read it. Maybe I should go grab it after all...

Anidori-Isilee said...

I LOVE this book, but it's actually my least favorite of the three.

Em said...

They only get better and better. :)

Jade Adrienne said...

I read this book when it FIRST came out. I actually grabbed it quite randomly, I too was drawn in by the cover. It's so haunting and beautiful. And I love love LOVED it! But I'm just now finding out there's a series!!! What are the names of the other two? I must get them immediately!!

Jade Adrienne said...

Ah, nevermind. As you can tell, I'm catching up on what I missed from you in 2008 (I only became a blogger this year) and I just found book number two Rebel Angels a couple of entries up. lol thanks for being so awesome! :)

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