dan98881, April 14, 2007 (view all comments by dan98881)
This book is amazing!! I read it in 2 Days! Are there any more to this series? hope so they are awesome. Write more about Kartik and Gemma getting together!!!!!!!!!!!
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Rebel Angles picks up shortly after the end of A Great and Terrible Beauty. It is just as wonderful as the first book. Libba Bray is definatly a author who knows how to write a book. You wont find many authors like her anymore. She gets you so enchanted by her writing that you will not want to put this book down until you have finished it.
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icegodess4u02, December 12, 2006 (view all comments by icegodess4u02)
Great SEQUAL to A GREAT AND TERRIBLE BEAUTY
( if u haven't read the 1st 1 read it 1st!! )
This book follows right where A GREAT AND TERRIBLE BEAUTY left you hanging. The circle of friends (Gemma, Felicity, and Anne) find there selves back in the Garden where their eager (but different) Pippa is waiting to reunite in the circle. Gemma has been getting wierd vibes from Pippa and theses ghost in white who have been in her visions. Gemma realizes that she has to restore the magic in the realms but doesnt not no who to trust, even her friends, THIS IS A GRIPPING NOVEL of adventure, fantasy, love, and a whirl pool of emotions and a most deff. MUST READ <3!
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Delacorte Press Books for Young Readers -
"Publishers Weekly Review"
by Publishers Weekly,
"Although Bray's follow-up to A Great and Terrible Beauty feels a bit like a bridge between the launch and the next installment in her series, fans of the author's first novel will nonetheless remain enthralled by Gemma Doyle's latest adventure. In the first chapter, narrated by Kartik, the handsome Rakshana novitiate with whom Gemma flirted in the last book, members of his brotherhood give him a charge: to find the Temple within the realms, secure its power for the Rakshana and then kill Gemma. Gemma then narrates the balance of the novel, as classmates Felicity and Ann set forth to locate the Temple in order to bind up the realms' powers (unleashed when Gemma destroyed the runes at the close of the last book). However, they discover that the runes' destruction has set the magic in chaos; classmate Pippa (trapped in the realms in the last book) looks more beautiful than ever — why did she not have 'to cross'? Can she be trusted? Such questions of trust plague Gemma. What is Kartik's motive in signing on as her father's driver? Plus, a mysterious new teacher arrives who may or may not be Circe (whom Gemma blames for her mother's death), and Gemma's brother, who works at a mental hospital, leads the teen to a patient who may know how to locate the Temple. Gemma's and Ann's love interests, meanwhile, further mine the theme of Victorian class and society. Bray provides a satisfying ending, yet she implies a further struggle for power. Fans will want to stay tuned. Ages 12-up." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
by Children's Literature,
"[H]as enough mystery and excitementto thrill the most critical readers."
by School Library Jounrnal,
"Bray realizes the time period not only in her skillfully embedded descriptions of sounds, textures, and smells, but also by evoking the social framework within which Gemma must move, at least while above ground."
"[R]eaders will sink into her compelling, well-paced story...and relish the combination of historical novel and imaginative fantasy world building."
As Spence Academy student Gemma Doyle prepares to ring in the New Year, 1896, with her friends in London, she experiences intense visions of three girls dressed in white, to whom something horrific has happened — something only the realms can explain.
In Renaissance Italy, love, lust, intrigue and secret societies converge to stunning results!
In the second in the stunning Secrets of the Eternal Rose series, Cassandra Caravello is trying to forget Falco, the wild artist who ran off with her heart, as she grows closer to her strong, steady fiancé, Luca. But Luca seems to have his own secrets. When hes arrested by soldiers in the middle of the night, Casss life is once again thrown into chaos. She must save Luca, and that means finding the Book of the Eternal Rose—the only evidence that will prove hes innocent.
So begins her journey to Florence, a city haunted by whispers of vampirism, secret soirees and clandestine meetings of the Order of the Eternal Rose. And home to Falco, who is working for the Orders eerily stunning leader, the Belladonna herself.
Can Cass trust her heart to lead her to the truth this time?
Nothing is as it seems in this seductive thriller, where the truth may be the deadliest poison of all.
Another sensual edge-of-your-seat romance thriller that's just as alluring Venom. This historical romantic mystery is perfect for fans of Philippa Gregory's The Other Boleyn Girl, Anna Godbersen's The Luxe, Libba Bray's A Great and Terrible Beauty and Cecily Von Ziegesar's Gossip Girl.
Praise for VENOM
"Deftly balancing beauty and death, Venom renders the canals of renaissance Venice frightening and irresistible in a sensual tale where no one can be trusted and passions kill." --Andrea Cremer, New York Times bestselling author of the Nightshade series
Ah, Christmas! Gemma Doyle is looking forward to a holiday from Spence Academy, spending time with her friends in the city, attending ritzy balls, and on a somber note, tending to her ailing father. As she prepares to ring in the New Year, 1896, a handsome young man, Lord Denby, has set his sights on Gemma, or so it seems. Yet amidst the distractions of London, Gemmas visions intensify-visions of three girls dressed in white, to whom something horrific has happened, something only the realms can explain. . . .
The lure is strong, and before long, Gemma, Felicity, and Ann are turning flowers into butterflies in the enchanted world of the realms that Gemma alone can bring them to. To the girls great joy, their beloved Pippa is there as well, eager to complete their circle of friendship.
But all is not well in the realms-or out. The mysterious Kartik has reappeared, telling Gemma she must find the Temple and bind the magic, else great disaster will befall her. Gemmas willing to do his intrusive bidding, despite the dangers it brings, for it means she will meet up with her mothers greatest friend-and now her foe, Circe. Until Circe is destroyed, Gemma cannot live out her destiny. But finding Circe proves a most perilous task.
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