[PDF FREE] (A Great and Terrible Beauty) By Libba Bray

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A Great and Terrible Beauty summary ´ 0 Libba Bray â 0 free download review A Great and Terrible Beauty In this debut gothic novel mysterious visions dark family secrets and a long lost diary thrust Gemma and her classmates back into the horrors that followed her from India Ages 12It's 1895 and after the suicide of her mother 16 year old Gemma. 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 But I guess it s just one of those genres that sounds tedious and you imagine it to be all oppressed sexuality and prim and properness Diana Gabaldon forever changed my mind with her oversexed and aggressive depiction of history and it was only a matter of time before I looked towards other works of historical fictionThis book is both everything I expected and also everything I didn t expect It s set for the most part in a boarding school for educating girls in the art of being ladies or in other words wives The girls were expected to be reserved polite and most importantly beautiful This I was prepared for I was also prepared for the customs superstitions and blatant sexism of the times However it never occurred to me that this novel would be simply a 19th century take on a modern school There s gossiping bitchiness and bullying of those who are different in this case from a lower classIt s a good dose of chick lit as well as a historical book And that s before we ve even gotten to the whole magicfantasy aspect This novel completely transcends genres and does it well I didn t see the whole other realm mysticality thing coming but I loved it The gypsies are awesome as well we have crazy gypsies fake fortune telling I speak with dead people gypsies sexy gypsies don t believe the rumours 19th century girls didn t just lie back and think of England And that s another thing I liked the exploration of the girls sexualities behind closed doors 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 Earls Dukes Barons Princes Anyway lost myself on a smutty tangent I was saying that I liked the idea of weaving fantasy into history I m all for spicing up times gone byI didn t give it 5 stars because it wasn t uite up there with my other 5 star rated books I liked it I loved the many different elements that made the novel hard to categorise and I liked the characters I always like it when things aren t just as simple as she s a bitch and she s a freak in any kind of genre I liked how even though Gemma lost her mother at the beginning the relationship was still built up throughout I liked that the protagonist wasn t a pushover even so because the novel setting was in a very sexist society And I love anything with dreams andor visions

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A Great and Terrible Beauty summary ´ 0 Libba Bray â 0 free download review A Great and Terrible Beauty 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 o. Buddy Read with some amazing ladies and a traveling book hosted by Julie over at Pages and Pens A Great and Terrible Beauty is exactly why I am scared to read earlier decades published novels that I remember were super hyped and popular This also reads just like an early 2000s novel with all the problematic content being there The basic premise of this book is a young girl named Gemma Doyle is whisked away to a London boarding school after the death of her mother Before her mother s death she is given a necklace and she is forced to realize that she is way important and special than she ever thought She s the hero that can heal the realms and save the world Then at the boarding school that is meant to turn these girls into desirable young ladies to be married off Gemma falls into a group with three other girls Basically the four girls start out like the cast of Mean Girls Gemma Cady Felicity Regina Pippa Gretchen Ann Karen and events uickly escalate to them becoming the cast of The Craft Gemma Sarah Felicity Nancy Pippa Rochelle Ann Bonnie Also let the record state that I absolutely love Mean Girls and The Craft and this book is lesser in every single aspect but the parallels are there This book is extremely racist and homophobic but it s painted in a way that says This is just how it was back in 1895 and it feels extremely bad to read And even though this is supposed to be a book about four friends coming together and forming a secret order I feel like the term friends should be used very loosely There is so much catty girl hate in this book that I truly believe my younger self would have hated this just as much in 2005 if I read itAnd the fat shaming is constant It actually grosses me out to think about how many people read this book read all these terrible and hurtful passages vilifying girls because they aren t stick thin and thought this book was okay And how this book handles self harm is always disgusting Also to touch upon the racism the male love interest is from India and is constantly fetishized for being not white His exoticness is constantly brought up and Gemma is shamed by herself and her peers for liking him Also the word Gpsy is used constantly and the Romani people in general are one big stereotype that is painful to read There are also a ton of misogynistic comments but the book tries to battle those a bit I ve had many people tell me that Libba Bray is a feminist writer but this is the perfect example of what white feminism looks like Like this was a fucking mess And a late 1800s setting doesn t excuse it Trigger warnings for self harm suicide murder animal cruelty substance abuse and everything offensive under the sun As for positive things I can say I will say that this was an extremely fast read Even with this being 400 pages I read this uickly within two days And each chapter does end in a way that makes you want to read I also really enjoyed the atmosphere of this book especially during the Halloween season It s a super old and creepy boarding school with mysteries and magic surrounding it constantly I mean the setting was eerie and amazing And even though nothing much happens until the last 100 pages this book still feels spookyThis is just my personal opinion and I hope you all will respect that Also if this is one of your favorite books then I am happy you found enjoyment from it Overall for me I was super disappointed to read this Especially because this was my first time participating in a traveling book club But it is what it is and I will never support a book with this much problematic and offensive content regardless the year it was published This book should just be renamed to A Terrible Gemma Doyle Blog Twitter Tumblr Instagram Youtube Twitch

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A Great and Terrible Beauty summary ´ 0 Libba Bray â 0 free download review A Great and Terrible Beauty Ne 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 t. 45Libba Bray never seems to disappoint and this was no exception I really loved this one I love the time period and all the witchiness and the characters were awesome it was great


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    review A Great and Terrible Beauty [PDF FREE] (A Great and Terrible Beauty) By Libba Bray Libba Bray â 0 free download A Great and Terrible Beauty is neither great nor beautiful though it is indeed wait for it terribleThe characters are simple and one dimensional their actions both petty and selfish I find it difficult to believe any one of the four girls at the heart of the story cared for one another much less anyone else The story meanders often

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    [PDF FREE] (A Great and Terrible Beauty) By Libba Bray 45Libba Bray never seems to disappoint and this was no exception I really loved this one I love the time period and all the witchiness and the characters were awesome it was great

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    [PDF FREE] (A Great and Terrible Beauty) By Libba Bray According to the author this is a story about an English girl named Gemma who sees things A girl with a dead mother a lot of guilt strange friends and a mysterious destiny To me it was a story about a strong willed teen who felt alon

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    [PDF FREE] (A Great and Terrible Beauty) By Libba Bray 375 starsI went into this book knowing nothing about it except that it possibly had something to do with witches which in the end was incorrect I love that this is both historical and has magical elements especially set at a boarding school because the aesthetic and the setting of the book was really neat I also love that despite the time Gemma is a feminist and has a lot of confidence However I had problems with this book than

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  • Hardcover
  • 403
  • A Great and Terrible Beauty
  • Libba Bray
  • English
  • 09 August 2018
  • 9780689875342