A Great and Terrible Beauty, Libba Bray
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A Great and Terrible Beauty

Author: Libba Bray

Narrator: Josephine Bailey

Unabridged: 11 hr 19 min

Format: Digital Audiobook

Publisher: Listening Library

Published: 02/24/2004

Genre: Young Adult Fiction - Fantasy - Historical


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

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AudiobooksNow review by Tanisha on 2008-12-03 11:08:56

After reading all the great reviews of this book I decided to give it a try. It was very disappointing. The characters were frustrating and unrelateable and the story seemed was very undeveloped and seemed to drag on. I love YA series but this one I won't be continuing.

AudiobooksNow review by Christine on 2008-12-26 16:03:38

I liked the atmosphere of this book, but not much happens and you don't really learn what's going on.

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