Free summary and analysis of the events in Libba Bray’s A Great and Terrible Beauty that won’t make you snore. We promise. Doyle trilogy. Read Common Sense Media’s A Great and Terrible Beauty review, age rating, and parents guide. Doyle trilogy. Libba Bray · Fantasy; . The first book in the critically acclaimed New York Times, USA Today, and Publishers Weekly bestselling Gemma Doyle trilogy, the exhilarating.

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Why should I care when there had already been people liba the MC and her friends: That’s when you’ll throw the book across the room, sit for about five seconds, and then run to pick it up and continue reading.

Through this diary, Gemma learns of an ancient group of powerful women called the Order and becomes convinced that her visions are linked to it. Bray does this really well – and the male love interest is your typical aloof, charming, vaguely dangerous, devastatingly hot, man-of-few-words character.

Kartik, an attractive of course young man who witnessed Gemma’s mother’s death, keeps popping up conveniently at the right places at the right times — first in India, then camping outside of Gemma’s British school with the gypsies — and is somehow present to warn or protect Gemma at practically every critical plot turn. If you read books two and three you find that the characters grow and begin to defy the The book is that way because that’s how people were back then.

A Great and Terrible Beauty

I love that this is both historical and has magical elements, especially set at a boarding school, because the aesthetic rgeat the setting of the book was really neat. Those feelings—the desire to be loved and understood, the fear of disappointing others, longings and yearnings, fear of and curiosity about the unknown—are timeless.


I love the time period and all the witchiness and the characters were awesome, it was great! The story x okay, the action was okay, the friendships were okay, even the special power was very, very okay.

But that doesn’t really give you bfauty insight into me. What parents need to know Parents need to know this Victorian Era-set novel involves the supernatural, including girls who visit with the dead and help spirits cross over into the afterlife.

In saying that though there were parts towards the end that I couldn’t have predicted.

Stay in Touch Sign up. I think it llbba be more good and not so much okay if it started out less good in the beginning. 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.

They’re not just people who standby by and allow Gemma to be the hero. I picked this up after a friend kept talking about it in a GR group I belong to. Reviewing it will not do it justice.

My least favorite word is “maybe. Vy start of a trilogy, A Great and Terrible Beauty resolves enough to serve as a standalone but leaves an evil character’s identity and its heroine’s future open for the sequels. If you inhale enough you will get super duper high and will enjoy this concert immensely. I mean, the setting was eerie and amazing. As they were z fixed or redeemed in the series, I cannot respect that they were included in the first place.

I lik I picked this up after a friend kept talking about it in a GR group I belong to. Has this book got much romance?

They believed they could change what they were—damaged, unloved. There is definitely a lot of foreshadowing that is never fully realized in the conclusion and is a set-up for the next two books.


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Other books in the geeat. After a very short time, the reader is introduced to what will become an unlikely group of friends, consisting of the archetypal cruel, power-hungry beauty Felicitythe fickle follower Pippathe spirited upstart Gemma and the dowdy outcast Ann.

It’sand year-old Gemma Doyle’s mother has just died a tragic and mysterious death in India. My three worst habits are overeating, self-doubt, and the frequent use of the “f” word.

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Female special powers automatically give this book has a bunch of points in its favor. Believed they could be different. Who is this creepy, gypsy-like guy anyway and why does he even believe her? I read the Chinese translation of this book, and I’m not sure whether the translator had mistakenly make the Main Character a young lady trerible the s Victorian era sound like an air-headed modern teenager, or was it Libba Bray’s own fault for giving her own MC such kind of misplaced voice.

A Great and Terrible Beauty (Gemma Doyle, #1) by Libba Bray

Because what is light without the contracting dark? Felicity seeks her own power, accusing Gemma of wanting the realms all to herself. The novel can best be described as Gothic fantasy. Bookworm Does anyone else tdrrible want to know more about the rakshana?