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. Doyle trilogy. Read Common Sense Media’s A Great and Terrible Beauty review, age rating, and parents guide. Doyle trilogy. Libba Bray · Fantasy; .

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Which they do indeed find out just what is out there for them. On the other rgeat, 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 guy? We are experiencing technical difficulties. Common Sense Media, a nonprofit organization, earns a small affiliate fee from Amazon or iTunes when you use our links to make a purchase.

It’s not exactly like I’m going to say “I was born in Alabama…” and somebody’s going to jump up and snarl, “Oh yeah? Want to Read saving…. What did you mean by giving the book the title A Great and Terrible Beauty? The girls continue to sneak out to the caves in the middle of the night and visit the realms. The only rule of the Beautj is that the girls must always tell each other the truth. Sign in or join to save for later.

The girls were expected to be reserved, polite and, most importantly, beautiful. But, I guess it’s just one of those genres that sounds tedious and you imagine it to be all oppressed sexuality and prim and properness. Plus, it goes without saying that once the MC left India behind, not once did bra MC remember the housekeeper, not once.

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I found it very interesting. We use cookies to give you the best possible experience. The plot moves very well, and there were a number of ‘cliffhangers’ which kept me turning the pages.

I also really enjoyed the atmosphere of this book, especially during the Halloween season. I could terrbile you.

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I finished all the books but I was still left with questions. A Great and Terrible Beauty is neither great nor beautiful, though it is indeed — wait for it! This book deserves a chance, I think. Dec 09, Minutes Young Adult Buy. I liked that the protagonist wasn’t a pushover, even more so because the novel setting was in a very sexist tergible.

And isn’t that what everyone wants? Well, because this book had a touch of the supernatural suspense that I don’t handle well.

Overall, this book was a pleasant reading experience. Of course it does. Please try again later.

grezt The girls except Gemma get naked, chase, and kill a deer, hitting it in the head until it’s pulpy. First of all, I have to give Bray a special credit for choosing a rather original setting and issues. And for that, I am glad. The book includes both negative and positive role models.

It was the proverbial summer crush. There is nothing that erotic about the actual content, but there is definitely that kind I agree, there is an erotic vibe that I can’t really explain. Gemma wishes for self-knowledge, Felicity for power, Pippa for true love and Ann for beauty.


I meant to put on clothes and, like, have interests, but, you know, like, it was just so hard to figure out how gray straps work on my bra.

Parents need to know this Victorian Era-set novel involves the supernatural, including girls who visit with the dead and help spirits cross over into the afterlife.

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For Your Family Log in Sign me up. Also by Libba Bray. It’s the same with the truth. Finally, I have to try to articulate my irritation with the writing. Okay, so maybe that’s not going down on my good karma record. Necromancer’s teen daughter fights the dead.

Strong, smart heroine with untapped magical potential. I read the Chinese translation of this book, and I’m not sure whether the translator had mistakenly make the Main Character a young lady from the s Victorian era sound like an air-headed modern teenager, or was it Libba Bray’s own fault for giving her own MC such kind of misplaced voice.

It is a beautiful idea executed poorly. That’s when you’ll throw the book across the room, sit for about five seconds, and then run to pick it up and continue reading.

Review Text “A delicious, elegant gothic. No more so than Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, but it’s worth mentioning. He also smoked a hookah while in India. It’s woven so well that at some points you are like, “wait, why can’t this happen to me?