10.11.2005

Book Review: Rebel Angels

Rebel Angels by Libba Bray

SUMMARY: 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. Yet amidst the distractions of London, Gemma’s 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 visitng the realms again. But all is not well in the realms–or out. Powerful magic is on the loose. And until her nemesis Circe is destroyed, Gemma cannot live out her destiny. But finding Circe proves a most perilous task. (adapted from the inside flap)

OPINION: If you have not read A Great and Terrible Beauty, go do it right now! Rebel Angels is the sequel, and you have to read them in order. That said, this book was incredible. The writing is impeccable. It really captures the Victorian sensibility, while providing an exciting supernatural adventure and mystery tale that will keep you guessing until the very end. And if you read it for no other reason...think KARTIK.

2 comments:

Adriana said...

Hi, everyone. I signed up and I absolutely loved this book! By the way, I saw Sarah at Barnes and Noble. She works there now, huh?

Gretchen said...

Yup. She does. But she still works for us too!