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A Great and Terrible Beauty; Rebel Angels; Sweet Far Thing – Libba Bray

Posted by Laura on November 2, 2007

Hey me again! GOSH so many books! Ok one more series. This series is probably my favorite series ever except for the Twilight series but someone already wrote about that. Libba Bray another fantastic author Wrote two books so far and is coming out with her third to complete the trilogy. The first is called A Great and Terrible Beauty, the second is called Rebel Angels and the third, that comes out December 26, 2007, the day after Christmas! Is called The Sweet Far Thing. So the setting is somewhere near London, during the Victorian age with big pretty dresses and Huge hats. It’s about four friends who break the rules at Spence Academy for young ladies. Its very good since it’s nicely written and they’re so many things that happen since Gemma, the main Character, can enter a secret Realm, which the book describe as the passing before death filled with magic. Not to mention Gemma’s relationship with a certain gypsy boy… Well if this books sounds interesting i’d look it up for a way better description.

— This post was from Mackenzie.

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4 Responses to “A Great and Terrible Beauty; Rebel Angels; Sweet Far Thing – Libba Bray”

  1. Laura said

    I’m going to add summaries for these three books.

    A Great and Terrible Beauty – “After the suspicious death of her mother in 1895, sixteen-year-old Gemma returns to England, after many years in India, to attend a finishing school where she becomes aware of her magical powers and ability to see into the spirit world.”

    Rebel Angels – “Gemma and her friends from the Spence Academy return to the realms to defeat her foe, Circe, and to bind the magic that has been released.”

    And then – a really long summary from Syndetics:

    Sweet Far Thing – “IT HAS BEEN A YEAR OF CHANGE since Gemma Doyle arrived at the foreboding Spence Academy. Her mother murdered, her father a laudanum addict, Gemma has relied on an unsuspected strength and has discovered an ability to travel to an enchanted world called the realms, where dark magic runs wild. Despite certain peril, Gemma has bound the magic to herself and forged unlikely new alliances. Now, as Gemma approaches her London debut, the time has come to test these bonds.The Order – the mysterious group her mother was once part of – is grappling for control of the realms, as is the Rakshana. Spence’s burned East Wing is being rebuilt, but why now? Gemma and her friends see Pippa, but she is not the same. And their friendship faces its gravest trial as Gemma must decide once and for all what role she is meant for.From the Hardcover edition.”

    They do sound good!

  2. Laura said

    A Great and Terrible Beauty is on the Teens Top Ten list for 2004, Rebel Angels is on the list for 2006 and Sweet Far Thing is nominated for 2008.

  3. angela said

    i have read the first book and it is the best ever of corse apart from the twilight series!

  4. Patty said

    when i first read the book i was going crazy. it was impossible for me to put the book down but in the end something terrible happens to someone very important to gemma and i cried for 10 minutes that day. if u want to know what happened THEN READ THIS ADDICTING BOOK!!!”The Sweet Far Thing”

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