Title: A Great and Terrible Beauty
Author: Libba Bray
Review Summary: Exciting fantasy novel with a gripping mystery, set in a vividly portrayed world, and with relatable characters.
Gemma Doyle is an independent young woman raised in India, struggling with mysteriously prophetic visions and her adjustment to Victorian era England. She is warned to suppress her visions by a strange but handsome young man who followed her from India, but she persists until she is eventually able to enter the world of her visions. This gorgeous world gifts Gemma and her friends with an intoxicating power, one which comes with both dangers and responsibilities. Continue reading