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A Great and Terrible Beauty

The Gemma Doyle Trilogy, Book 1 · The Gemma Doyle Trilogy

by Libba Bray Author · Josephine Bailey Narrator


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The first book in the critically acclaimed New York Times, USA Today, and Publishers Weekly bestselling Gemma Doyle trilogy, the exhilarating and haunting saga from the author of The Diviners series and Going Bovine.
It's 1895, and after the suicide of her mother, 16-year-old Gemma Doyle is shipped off from the life she knows in India to Spence, a proper boarding school in England. Lonely, guilt-ridden, and prone to visions of the future that have an uncomfortable habit of coming true, Gemma's reception there is a chilly one.
To make things worse, she's been followed by a mysterious young Indian man, a man sent to watch her. But why? What is her destiny? And what will her entanglement with Spence's most powerful girls—and their foray into the spiritual world—lead to?
"A delicious, elegant gothic."—PW, Starred
"Shivery with both passion and terror."—Kirkus Reviews
"Compulsively readable." —VOYA
A New York Times Bestseller
A Publishers Weekly Bestseller
A Book Sense Bestseller
BBYA (ALA/YALSA Best Book for Young Adults)
Iowa High School Book Award
Garden State Teen Book Award
Pennsylvania Young Reader's Choice Award

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Libba Bray (Author)

Libba Bray's two novels, A Great and Terrible Beauty and Rebel Angels, both became New York Times bestsellers. She lives in Brooklyn, New York, with her husband and their son, cat, and two goldfish.

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