Sunday, February 13, 2011

Book Review #13 - A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray

It's 1895 and, after the death of her mother, 16-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 finds her reception a chilly one. She's not completely alone, though..... she's being followed by a mysterious young man, sent to warn her to close her mind against the visions.

It's at Spence that Gemma's power to attract the supernatural unfolds, as she becomes entangled with the school's most powerful girls and discovers her mother's connection to a shadowy, timeless group called The Order. Her destiny awaits..... if only Gemma can believe it.

My Rating: 3/5

Having never read any kind of Historical Fiction before, I had no idea what my reaction to this book would be.

The protagonist, Gemma Doyle was by far the most positive element that I have taken from this book.

The plot was engaging although predictable at times.

1 comment:

  1. I loved this book, yet I do agree with some predictable elements.