Sunday, September 7, 2008

A Great and Terrible Beauty

So, over the past week or so, I read A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray. It's a great, and not terrible book.

The main chracter, Gemma, has always begged her mother to go to London, where her grandmother lives. When a cryptic guy in a black cape says something to her mother on the street, resulting in a verbal fight between mother and daughter, and Gemma walks away. So sad. As she walks away, she has a vision nof her mother, and she wakes to the face of a familiar stanger in a black cape and finds out that it really had happened. There after, every vision she had, becomes true. When this "tragedy strikes," Gemma is sent to a boarding school in London, as if her dream has finally come true. When arriving at Spence Academy, Gemma becomes fast frenemies (friend/ enemies- she was first enemies with them, but then became friends with half of the group.) with the most powerful girls in the school.

Gemma was told by that stranger to close her mind to the visions. These visions, though, are sometimes hard to supress. A small girl comes to her in one, and she finds "The Secret Diary of Mary Dowd." Gemma reads that what's happening to her, had happened to Mary and her friend Sarah. These two people seem to be the only hope of finding what si really happening here.

The problems that Gemma and her friends face, define the entire book; becoming marriagable young ladies, finding wealthy husbands, surviving assembly day, and staying together through the secrets and lies of it all.

You should read this. It's going to bother you if you don't find out what happens! Tell me who Circe is, not to mention, Kartick! (;])

1 comment:

4 kids and 2 cats said...

I really like ur blog! You have to read the eragon series, Brisingr comes out tomorrow!