Giveaway: A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray

So I was inspecting my parent's bookshelf, which has a few of my books on it, when I noticed that I have 2 copies of Libba Bray's A Great and Terrible Beauty.  So I'm going to give away my extra copy! It's in new condition. I read this book a few years ago and absolutely loved it. So I'm going to pass along my love of this book to some lucky winner :)

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

A Victorian boarding school story, a Gothic mansion mystery, a gossipy romp about a clique of girlfriends, and a dark other-worldly fantasy--jumble them all together and you have this complicated and unusual first novel. Sixteen-year-old Gemma has had an unconventional upbringing in India, until the day she foresees her mother's death in a black, swirling vision that turns out to be true. Sent back to England, she is enrolled at Spence, a girls' academy with a mysterious burned-out East Wing. There Gemma is snubbed by powerful Felicity, beautiful Pippa, and even her own dumpy roommate Ann, until she blackmails herself and Ann into the treacherous clique. Gemma is distressed to find that she has been followed from India by Kartik, a beautiful young man who warns her to fight off the visions. Nevertheless, they continue, and one night she is led by a child-spirit to find a diary that reveals the secrets of a mystical Order. The clique soon finds a way to accompany Gemma to the other-world realms of her visions "for a bit of fun" and to taste the power they will never have as Victorian wives, but they discover that the delights of the realms are overwhelmed by a menace they cannot control. Gemma is left with the knowledge that her role as the link between worlds leaves her with a mission to seek out the "others" and rebuild the Order. A Great and Terrible Beauty is an impressive first book in what should prove to be a fascinating trilogy.

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14 comments:

  1. I prefer reading of course :D Reading can even make you lose a couple of calories per month rather than just laying there ;D

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  2. Thanks for the giveaway. I have yet to read anything by Libba Bray, so this might be my chance. :)

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  3. Reading for sure! lol I'm not too skilled at the other 2! lol

    pixiesprinkles@hotmail.com

    Thanks! =)

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  4. Hands down reading. Thanks for the giveaway.
    Tiff Pull

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  5. Reading :]
    Definitely not arithmetic haha

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  6. Definitely reading =) Thanks for the giveaway!

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  7. Reading for pleasure. I hated reading assigned books for school. I think it was because it was an assignment and not a choice to read. :D

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  8. Reading in my favorite!
    Thanks :)
    kimberlybreid at hotmail dot com

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  9. Reading all the way!!! Thanks for the giveaway :D

    Shana @ Sizzling Reads
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  10. I prefer reading!
    Latoya AKA Cricket

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  11. What do you prefer - reading, writing, or arithmetic?

    READING DUH :D

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  12. Reading, hands down! Thanks for the giveaway! :))

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