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BellaEzrebetFang, June 18, 2008 (view all comments by BellaEzrebetFang)
As amazing as it was I found that Libba Bray died out at the end. Her skill as a writer in the first book absoloutely amazed me!
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Darkstarz225, June 10, 2008 (view all comments by Darkstarz225)
I thought all three books were great. This one is my favorite and least favorite of the series. I thought it had the most going on, but, I really did not like the ending. I literally had to put the book down & finish reading the next day. I also thought too many things were left unanswered, even though that was what L.B. intended on. Still the whole series is well worth the read. You can just make up your own ending to the unanswered questions.
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fieldhockeyluver25, May 18, 2008 (view all comments by fieldhockeyluver25)
This book was a good continuation for the other books that Libba Bray has written, but I hated the ending so much. Every time I read it, tears streamed down my face. It left you wanting many other things, but in the end it was a good way to finish the trilogy.
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coolgirl_girlpower, April 25, 2008 (view all comments by coolgirl_girlpower)
The Sweet Far Thing; the third in the Gemma Doyle Trilogy was a gem to read. I laughed, cried (quite a lot), swore (only a bit), screamed, and gasped during the course of the whole book. Dark and mysterious, as the stakes grew higher than in the 1st and 2nd book, Gemma grows not by age, but as a person, and that make the book even more real. This book fits as a coming-of-age story, a romance, a fantasy; but it stood up to me as more real, raw and true than almost every other book on the planet, and for that I thank you Libba Bray.
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readerchick13, April 11, 2008 (view all comments by readerchick13)
It was a really good book, she packed a lot into it for the end of the trilogy, but it was very dissapointing to me. the ending i feel was horrible and i was not happy with it. it left much too much unanswerd and unfulfilled for an ending to a trilogy.
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A Nightshade Novel
Bray, Libba
Cremer, Andrea
Bedtime & Dreams
Boarding schools
Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Magic
School & Education
Fantasy & Magic
Children s-Science Fiction and Fantasy
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Product details 416 pages Delacorte Press Books for Young Readers - English 9780385730303 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "The concluding volume in the trilogy begun in A Great and Terrible Beauty is a huge work of massive ambition, an undertaking that involves the plaiting and tying off a dozen plot threads — impending war in the realms and heroine Gemma Doyle's control of its magic being the central thread but, perhaps, not the most interesting. In chronicling Gemma's first year at Spence Academy, Bray has, over three books, widened her canvas from finishing school to fin-de-sicle London, weaving in the defining movements of the era — labor strikes over factory conditions, suffrage, the 'radical' Impressionists just across the Channel, even fashion trends like bloomers for women daring enough to ride bicycles. Gemma is both buffeted and bolstered by her exposure to these developments, and readers experience how they shape her burgeoning understanding of who she is and who she may become. Some of Gemma's struggle is about power. As exalted as she is within the realms for her role as High Priestess of the secret society, her 'otherness' marks her as unsuitable for proper Victorian circles. Gemma chafes not only at the physical constraints of a corset but at the myriad restrictions placed on women. Her quest is to break free, but at what cost? Bray poses these vital questions without sacrificing the gothic undertones of the previous volumes — the body count is high, and the deaths, gruesome. That creepiness is balanced by the fully realized company of players, including the insufferable headmistress, Mrs. Nightwing, the acid-tongued Felicity Worthington, hunky heartthrob Kartik and, of course, Gemma herself, a heroine readily embraced. Ages 14-up." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Review" by , "Bray does recapture the menace, mystery, and heady romance of the previous books, as well as the wry, sharp sense of the Victorian society."
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Everything Conatus stands for is at risk. Hoping to gather enough resistance to save their order, Ember and Barrow attempt a desperate escape. But fate offers little mercy. When their mission is exposed, the  couple face relentless pursuit by the supernatural horrors that act on the commands of Eira’s ally: the mysterious Bosque Mar. A shocking revelation forces Ember out of hiding, sending her back into the heart of dark magic at Tearmunn keep, where she must convince her old friend Alistair of her love or face dire consequences. Ember’s deception offers the only chance for the resistance to succeed, but what she discovers in the shadows beneath the keep will shatter her world and bring about the Witches’ War.

Richly sensual and full of magic, action and danger, Andrea  Cremer's fifth book set in the Nightshade world is an edge-of-your-seat page turner.

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