A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray

A Great and Terrible Beauty

byLibba Bray

Kobo ebook | December 9, 2003

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The first book in the critically acclaimed *New York Times, USA Today*, and *Publishers Weekly* bestselling Gemma Doyle trilogy, the exhilarating and haunting saga from the author of The Diviners series and *Going Bovine*.

It’s 1895, and after the suicide of her mother, 16-year-old Gemma Doyle is shipped off from the life she knows in India to Spence, a proper boarding school in England. 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.

To make things worse, she’s been followed by a mysterious young Indian man, a man sent to watch her. But why? What is her destiny? And what will her entanglement with Spence’s most powerful girls—and their foray into the spiritual world—lead to?

**“A delicious, elegant gothic.”—*PW*, Starred 

“Shivery with both passion and terror.”—*Kirkus Reviews *

"Compulsively readable." --VOYA 

A New York Times Bestseller
A Publishers Weekly Bestseller
A Book Sense Bestseller
BBYA (ALA/YALSA Best Book for Young Adults)
Iowa High School Book Award
Garden State Teen Book Award
Pennsylvania Young Reader’s Choice Award**

Title:A Great and Terrible BeautyFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:December 9, 2003Publisher:Random House Children's BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0375890491

ISBN - 13:9780375890499


Rated 4 out of 5 by from great teen book I loved these series when I was a teenager. It was not your typical vampire romance or outcast/jock romance, etc. This book actually had substance and at the same was captivating.
Date published: 2017-12-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from An easy read but a beautiful story. Would recommend this book to anyone who likes imagining what life is like hundreds of years ago.
Date published: 2014-01-31