By Libba Bray
By Libba Bray
Snippet of the Blurb on Goodreads: "Ah, Christmas! Gemma Doyle is looking forward to a holiday from Spence Academy, spending time with her friends in the city, attending ritzy balls, and on a somber note, tending to her ailing father. As she prepares to ring in the New Year, 1896, a handsome young man, Lord Denby, has set his sights on Gemma, or so it seems. Yet amidst the distractions of London, Gemma’s visions intensify–visions of three girls dressed in white, to whom something horrific has happened, something only the realms can explain. . . ."
I really loved this installment of the Gemma Doyle Trilogy. The story intensifies, we finally get some answers. The chemistry between Gemma and Kartik is enthralling, and the battle for the realms has reached epic proportions. The magic must be bound before chaos ensues, but the girls don't know who they can trust.
The pages flew by for me as I read this. I enjoyed the writing and the story. This book was a huge hit for me. There is tension everywhere from the budding romance with Kartik to the race for the realms to passing Ann off as royalty. Then you've got Simon who has taken a liking to Gemma and the addictions of her father...scandal is only a breath away.
Definitely a book I'll recommend. I really enjoy the fantasy twist on a historical setting. Just a warning, this book is much longer than the last, but is definitely worth the time.
I've already started the final book in the series The Sweet Far Thing, which is enormous at 819 pages!