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What did you mean by giving the book the title A Great and Terrible Beauty? Read it Forward Read it first. Be aware, there was a definite erotic edge to the book.

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A Great and Terrible Beauty

May 06, A. I didn’t care for any of the other main characters, mostly because I felt that the protagonist, Gemma, was treading on thin This book is what it is: However, in my opinion the series went downhill from each book after that. We argued as much as we laughed. Also, if this is one of your favorite books then I am happy you found enjoyment from it.


A Great and Terrible Beauty (Gemma Doyle, #1) by Libba Bray

Felicity slaps Pippa in the face. Thankfully, the story moves from Bombay to London after Chapter 4 or so, but I’m still faced by other problems: I don’t know what it is but I am not a fan of the writing style. See how we rate.

I found the pacing to be very slow tsrrible felt that nothing happened. I did feel that the character of Kartik wasn’t as well rounded and formulated as the female characters in this book.

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The writing is competent, in that it’s all easy enough to read and understand, but given that the main character’s voice wasn’t convincing, even though she’s the narrator, and the pacing felt jerky, the characters u I got most of the way through this, and then found that I just didn’t care. It may not be the most reliable source, the book was written in modern times, but it’s easy to imagine that beneath the surface of Victorian society’s repressed sexuality, girls probably did talk about ‘having’ thousands of men: Not forgetting a carnal longing, which is far more unfamiliar to these once girls who find themselves becoming young women.

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.


Common Sense Media, a nonprofit organization, earns a small affiliate fee from Amazon or iTunes when you use our links to make a purchase. Your story is rich in Victorian period detail, yet the characters feel real and immediate, as if they were alive today. I almost stopped reading it.

That said, it’s a very good one. I think it would be more good and not so much okay if it started out less good in the beginning.

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I appreciate what the author is and often succeeded in doing here. On a second reading, Gemma is an extremely realistic teenager at the beginning of the series. On her sixteenth birthday, Gemma and her mother are walking through the Bombay market when they encounter a man and his younger brother.

In saying that though there were parts towards the end that I couldn’t have predicted. The author definitely has a way with words Update 3 months after reading: Thank you for your support.

I’m really glad I did pick it up. And said MC was referring Goddess Kali to an ‘evil goddess’.

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