Rebel Angels (Gemma Doyle #2)
I’m actually a bit shocked by how engrossing this story has become. Libba Bray wields literary red herrings quite masterf...more
It's good seeing the development of the characters, although I still think they are a hateful bunch. But it was still nice enough to make me want to read the last book in the series.!
Author/s: Libba Bray
Original Title:Rebel Angels
Publisher, year: Simon and Schuster, 2007
Date Read: june 27-28
Genre/s: YA, fantasy, paranormal, historical fiction
First line of Book:"Herein lies the faithful and true account of my last sixty days, by Kartik, brother of Amar, loyal son of the Rakshana, and of the strange visitation I received that has left me wary on this cold English night."
Review: This is a relatively good sequel to A GREAT AND...more
So far I love this series way too much to be healthy. You know you've got me hooked when I start going all delusional and forget that there is this thing called reality, and that I shouldn't be sitting in bed with my eyes closed trying to picture a door of light.
But more than just the fantastical element... I really enjoyed how much more we learned about th...more
This book's way better than the second, because she gets away from Spence, and there is more action. I like the fact that Simon's there (Kartik has some competition!), and that he's still going to be there in the next one. I don't think much happened with Ann, but nothing much CAN happen to Ann. Well, now that I think about it she does pretend to be Russian royalty, and has to go home in May, so I guess that's enough. I li...more
It's greatest strength is still there: the young women retain their complex, realistic relationship as they struggle to figure out if a balance is possible between what is expected of them and the opportunity to find out what they want out of life.
The downside? Three "twists" that aren't twists. Slight spoilers follow.
The one i...more
In this book Bray continues exploring constraints of Victorian society, and their suffocating effects on young women's lives. This time we go beyond the borders of the finishing school - Gemma, Felicity, and Ann are in London for their Christmas holidays. We accompany them to opera, ball, and various social events. To add to already dark Gothic atmosphere of the story, we visit an insane asylum and an...more
Due to the change of scene(from Spence Academy to the bustling metropolis of London), the plot is much more action driven and interesting. Also, Gemma actually becomes a fairly strong character who has a little mor...more
I enjoyed reading about the different customs , the cruelty of that world, and the terrible outcomes of such a small things that we take for g...more
In this sequel, Gemma continues to pursue her destiny as the one who can bring order back to the realms. This book takes place over the winter br...more
I love how it is a girls Fantasy that is based in the late 1800s. It combines so many different thing...more
My opinions on this book changed with almost every chapter. When I first started, I was somewhat disappointed. What I liked so much about the first book in the series, A Great and Terrible Beauty, was how realistic the dialogue and narration was for the time period. I felt like the voice of the main character, Gemma, was believable for the 1800s. It seemed to me that Gemma lost some of her credibility in the second book. She had more of a modern "teenagery" tone (...more
The same compelling character from GTB return in Rebel Angels, from the mysterious and handsome Kartik to the lost friend Pippa. Gemma as...more
I loved this book. I enjoyed it much more than the first book in the trilogy, A Great and Terrible Beauty. I was more...more
Dove non ci sono buoni o cattivi, dove il bianco ed il nero spesso finiscono con il confondersi e mescolarsi senza alcuna apparente logica.
Dove l'amicizia è vera, quella reale di tutti i giorni fatta di luce ed ombre, di pregi e difetti e dove l'amore non è una classica favola dove il principe azzurro arriva cavalcando un bianco destriero.
Libba Bray, nella sua bravura, ci mostra un mondo fatto di balli, carrozze, cavalli...more
I picked this book up after someone else returned it to the library -the second in the series, without reading the first. I'm a librarian, and sometimes read books so I can recommend them to readers -it picqued my interest but I didn't have high hopes.
I was so pleasantly surprised! It's a great YA historical fiction, coming-of-age story for girls. Bray creates a realistic picture of friendships and squabbles between young ladies (aka teenage girls) in a 19th-century British boarding school.
Dwa miesiące po tragedii, któ...more
This second book is much longer than its previous entry, "A Great & Terrible Beauty",...more
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I think what gets me feeling itchy is all that emphasis on the facts of a life, while all the juicy, relevant, human oddity stuff gets left on the cutting room floor....more