Thursday, December 30, 2010

Book #77 - The Sweet Far Thing

The Sweet Far Thing (Gemma Doyle #3)
Libba Bray

Blurb: It has been a year of change since Gemma Doyle arrived at the foreboding Spence Academy. Her mother murdered, her father a laudanum addict, Gemma has relied on an unsuspected strength and has discovered an ability to travel to an enchanted world called the realms, where dark magic runs wild. Despite certain peril, Gemma has bound the magic to herself and forged unlikely new alliances. Now, as Gemma approaches her London debut, the time has come to test these bonds.

The Order - the mysterious group her mother was once part of - is grappling for control of the realms, as is the Rakshana. Spence's burned East Wing is being rebuilt, but why now? Gemma and her friends see Pippa, but she is not the same. And their friendship faces its gravest trial as Gemma must decide once and for all what role she is meant for.
(from Goodreads)

Opening Sentence: "The night was cold and dismal, and out on the Thames, the riverman cursed their luck."

Length: Long - 819 pages

Notes:  The final book of the Gemma Doyle series!  I do have to say that I liked this last book the best of the trilogy.  I was a little afraid that it was going to drag, being over 800 pages, but it actually kept my attention the whole time and wasn't a long read.  I do have to agree with my cousin's wife on this, though - it's quite annoying that the main character, Gemma, never seems to learn from her mistakes.  I found myself time and time again, getting frustrated at the choices and decisions she made.  It was a good, solid series.

Random quote : "And that is how change happens. One gesture. One person. One moment at a time."

Recommend: yes

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