Great And Terrible Beauty

Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray
Delacorte Books, 2003.



Historical fiction (1895) of prim and proper English school-girl society that dips into the supernatural.
Tapped for a movie in 2008.


Blaming herself for her mother's death, desperately wanting to make friends at her new school, frightening herself with visions, being exposed to the mythical occult, and discovering the mystery of two girls who also dealt with the supernatural and became conduits for magic, 16-yr-old Gemma Doyle is an island unto herself.



Prequels, Sequels, Companion Books

Sequel 1: Rebel Angels.


I quite enjoyed the book and recommend this surprisingly fast read — the characters are interesting, the setting familiar, the plot intriguing. - esme

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