[bksvol-discuss] Book Request

  • From: "Lora" <loravara@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 17 Aug 2006 21:33:27 -0600

I think this book looks interesting, and was hoping someone might be library
bound who would be willing to scan it.
 
A Great and Terrible Beauty
by Libba Bray
 
Gemma, 16, 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.

Any volunteers?
 
Lora
 

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