Monday, October 10, 2011
Review: A Great and Terrible Beauty (series) - Libba Bray
Summary: Gemma is a teenage girl that is shipped off to a boarding school in England after her mother's death. She delves into the histrionics of teenage girls while uncovering magical secrets that her mother kept from her and mysteries that the school itself contains.
Review: There's something I just love about a great historical fiction that takes place in England. Libba Bray is an incredibly talented writer that really authenticates the wonderful fantasy that is old England and its boarding schools. You almost get the Little Princesses imagery in the book's beginning and its plot line somehow got sucked out of my childhood "pretend play" memories. The content may be a little slow, with not so much action as some of my other favorites, but this feels like it should be a classic for all young girls to read. What little girl didn't wish she secretly possessed magic that her parents just hadn't told her of yet?