The Friday 56, #26: A Great and Terrible Beauty

The Friday 56The Friday 56 is a weekly blog meme hosted by Freda’s Voice. Join in every Friday, the rules are simple.

*Grab a book, any book.
*Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader.
*Find any sentence (or a few, just don’t spoil it) that grab you.
*Post it.
*Add your (url) post here in Linky. Add the post url, not your blog url. It’s that simple.


“Outside, the mist has thickened into a gray soup that settles around our legs. Down the hill lies the hazy outline of the enormous school, broken by thin slivers of lights from the various windows. Only one wing remains completely dark. I figure it to be the East Wing, the one destroyed by the fire. It sits, curled and quiet as the gargoyles on the roof, as if waiting. For what I don’t know.

A Great and Powerful Beauty by Libba Bray is one of those books that I had heard about for years but never got around to picking it up until recently. I’m really glad I gave this book a chance after so many years. I already read it’s sequel and the third book in the Gemma Doyle trilogy is currently sitting on my bookshelf waiting for me.

From my review:

“Gemma Doyle’s world shatters when her mother is taken from her prematurely. Haunted by the premonition of her mother’s death, Gemma cannot quite explain the events that led up to the tragedy or the strange words uttered by a stranger to her mother before she was killed. Still in a state of grief Gemma is shipped to Spence Academy, a finishing school for girls. But Gemma cannot seem to outrun the frightening visions that have followed her. The cryptic Kartik warns Gemma that these visions of hers are dangerous and she must learn to control them. When a mysterious diary falls into her possession, Gemma discovers the significance of her visions and the power inside her that someone else desires.” Read my full review here.

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