Wednesday, February 13, 2008

A Great and Terrible Beauty

Has anyone else read the novel a Great and Terrible Beauty by Libbia Bray? My librarian recommended it to me, and I've just recently finished reading it, and its sequel, Rebel Angels. The books are pretty good, and both of them are page-turners with some interesting chacarters.
The third, and I think final book, is called The Far Sweet Thing, and it just came out recently. All three books are in the Gemma Doyle Trilogy.

It's 1895, and after the suicide 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's reception there is a chilly one. To make things worse, she's been followed by a mysterious young Indian man, a man sent to watch her. But why? What is her destiny? And what will her entanglement with Spence's most powerful girls -- and their foray into the spiritual world -- lead to?


Peter Facinelli.......Carlisle

You know what's kind of funny? Peter Facinelli is actually a vegetarian in real life.

Ashley Greene.........Alice

Elizabeth Reaser......Esme (She played Molly on Scrubs!)

Nikki Reed.........Rosalie

Rachelle Lefevre....Victoria


mella-marie said...

I've read them. =) What did you think of rebel angels? I think they're good but kind of random and misplaced in some parts.

Isn't Victoria supposed to have red hair?


Alannah said...

Yea, it was a little misplaced in some parts but i still liked it. I loved the parts with Gemma and Katrik the best.

They could always use hair dye for Victoria.

zanyzeldafan said...

Rosalie, Alice, and Victoria are perfect! wow. the others are okay, but i agree strongly with these ones.

Nope Ive never read them!

mella-marie said...

I loved the parts where Gemma was in the magic place and they all became their 'inner person' as I like to call it.


wOlF said...

esme looks just how i would have imagined her to!! the books sound good but i havnt read them!