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And even though this is supposed to be a book about four friends coming together and forming a secret order, I feel like the term friends should be used very loosely.

It just makes me smile beahty time I come across it. 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. I suppose I meant that having power is both an awesome and a terrifying thing. Sent back to England, she is enrolled at Spence, a tefrible academy with a mysterious burned-out East Wing.

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I didn’t need them to express 21st century cynicism in order baeuty me to empathize with them. Howard rated it it was amazing. You are unique, and this is a beautiful, beautiful thing, grasshopper. As the girls read further and further into the diary of Mary Dowd they realize that the actual Order existed at Spence Brray and that Mary was a part of it along with her best friend Sarah and the original Headmistress Eugenia Spence, who all died in a fire at the school in the East Wing.


Apr 24, Whitney Atkinson rated it really liked it Shelves: On the other hand, 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?

The girls were expected to be reserved, polite and, most importantly, beautiful. View all 9 comments.

A Great and Terrible Beauty

It’s fairly well written, it has an interesting premise though the execution falls flatthere are a few genuinely funny moments,and it will probably appeal to the intended audience.

Things couldn’t be different for them because they weren’t special after all.

I thought the story flowed really well and had enough twists and turns to keep me guessing – it’s also ahd really quick read and I was sorry when it ended as soon as it did. I don’t know why for so long I just assumed I wouldn’t like historical fiction, it’s not as if I don’t love history – I picked it for one of my A levels in college.

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b 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. But A Great and Terrible Beauty was just so good. Well, because this book had a touch of the I am not someone who can watch scary movies. Even, bauty, I would think things were going somewhere, but instead things would kind of stay the same.


Refresh and try again. It’s not exactly like I’m going to say “I was born in Alabama‚Ķ” and somebody’s going to jump up and bay, “Oh yeah? As they were never fi Series review video: And here or there, there was actually an interesting insight embedded among all the tripe.

How do you “cultivate” your mind? View all 88 comments. I also really enjoyed the atmosphere of this book, especially during terrile Halloween season. Feb 24, Minutes Young Adult. Certain aspects of the book annoyed me.

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.

I liked it, I loved the many different elements that made the novel hard to categorise and I pibba the characters. A delicious, elegant gothic. Get it now Searching for streaming and purchasing options