Book Review: Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray
Gemma Doyle has lived in India all her life. On her sixteenth birthday, her mother dies under mysterious circumstances and Gemma begins to have visions which frighten and confuse her. She is sent away in all her grief to boarding school in England where she is followed by a mysterious man. Things are not what they seem and Gemma must determine who are friends and who are enemies. It is revealed that Gemma is the missing link between the real world and the realms… a place of magic. Read on to find out what happens next!
This book has elements of fantasy, mystery, historical fiction, and a little romance. It is the first book in the Gemma Doyle trilogy and is followed by Rebel Angels. The trilogy concludes with A Sweet Far Thing. (Age Group — Older Teens)