Saturday, November 27, 2010

Book #68 - Rebel Angels

Rebel Angels (Gemma Doyle #2)
Libba Bray

Blurb:  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. . . . The lure is strong, and before long, Gemma, Felicity, and Ann are turning flowers into butterflies in the enchanted world of the realms that Gemma alone can bring them to. To the girls’ great joy, their beloved Pippa is there as well, eager to complete their circle of friendship. But all is not well in the realms–or out. The mysterious Kartik has reappeared, telling Gemma she must find the Temple and bind the magic, else great disaster will befall her. Gemma’s willing to do his intrusive bidding, despite the dangers it brings, for it means she will meet up with her mother’s greatest friend–and now her foe, Circe. Until Circe is destroyed, Gemma cannot live out her destiny. But finding Circe proves a most perilous task.

Length: Long - 548 pages

Notes:  I listened to the first book in this series, and I remember thinking that I probably would have liked it better if I had read it instead of listening to it.  So I decided to go with the book version for #2.  In some ways, I'm glad I listened to the first one now, just because I now know how to say everything, and it was easy to get that English accent in my head while reading!!  And I don't know if it's because I read this and listened to the first book, but I liked this second book a lot more than the first.  It's a long book - at almost 550 pages, but it kept me interested enough that it took me just about a week to read.  (Which is good, considering the last book I read took almost 3 weeks!)  I can't wait to read the third book now!

Random quote : "Sometimes we seek that which we are not yet ready to find."


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