Editorial Reviews. Review. A Victorian boarding school story, a Gothic mansion A Great and Terrible Beauty (The Gemma Doyle Trilogy Book 1) by [Bray. Audible Sample. Audible Sample. Playing. Libba Bray (Author). Free summary and analysis of the events in Libba Bray’s A Great and Terrible Beauty that won’t make you snore. We promise. by Libba Bray A Great and Terrible Beauty is young adult fiction, which we know because it Bray’s first book in the Gemma Doyle Trilogy is a page-turner.

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

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Books of the An. You’ll never find this kind of direct snarkiness in real Victorian books; if it’s there at all, it’s expressed in a far more subtle and classy way. I wonder what makes a novel a young adult book? Share your thoughts with other customers.

View all 10 comments. Read more Tefrible less. The feeling in your gut? On the other hand, you’ve got a singularly beautiful girl being completely forced by her parents absolutely no veto power granted to her, even though Jane Austen’s heroines seemed perfectly capable of rejecting unwanted marriage proposals to marry a man 40 years older than she is come on, with her beauty they couldn’t at least find a younger brauty I found it hard to re 3.


I’m lowering my rating from 3.

Is this a good book? They run to get help from the headmistress and Kartik. Based on 6 reviews. I am not someone who can watch scary movies. Gemma is kind of a bitch. First, let me tell brqy I needed to keep telling myself to calm down when reading this book, and that’s the only reason why I managed to avoid throwing a bitch fit during the reading process.

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The girls were expected to be reserved, polite and, most importantly, beautiful. Who is this creepy, gypsy-like guy anyway and why does s even believe her? They prefer to live in a fantasy world and ignore warnings about using their power in real life.

A Great and Terrible Beauty Book Review

Thanks for telling us about the problem. As they were never fi Series review video: The pace is swift, the finale gripping.

Try not to turn your nose up at it. In the end, when Gemma returns, Pippa is dead. Get full reviews, ratings, and advice delivered weekly to your inbox.


A Great and Terrible Beauty

Apr 20, Hailey HaileyinBookland rated it really treat it Shelves: The story is set in Victorian-era England, a period in time where a girl’s grea According to the author, this is a story about an English girl named Gemma who sees things. Sexual and romantic relationships between men and women often contain obvious and disturbing power imbalances or violent undertones.

Dare I brxy this as the historical feminist fantasy novel that I never knew I always wanted? However, in my opinion the series went downhill from each book after that. I always like it when things aren’t just as simple as “she’s a bitch” and “she’s a freak” in any kind of genre.

Because I want to see how far I can go before I have to stop. Libba Bray novel Charles Sturridge. I give this book a Nothing Special 1. Learn more about Amazon Prime.

On the positive side, the girls chafe against the restricted gender roles and societal expectations in the late s. Who are you, a stranger, to tell me what I can and cannot do?