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- ISBN: 9780385730303 (hardcover)
- ISBN: 0385730306 (hardcover)
- ISBN: 9780385902953 (Gibraltar lib. bdg.)
- ISBN: 0385902956 (Gibraltar lib. bdg.)
- ISBN: 9780440237778 (trade pbk.)
- ISBN: 0440237777 (trade pbk.)
- Physical Description: 819 p. ; 22 cm.
- Edition: 1st ed.
- Publisher: New York : Delacorte Press, c2007.
|General Note:||Acclerated Reader AR 4.8 30.0|
|Summary, etc.:||At Spence Academy, sixteen-year-old Gemma Doyle continues preparing for her London debut while struggling to determine how best to use magic to resolve a power struggle in the enchanted world of the realms, and to protect her own world and loved ones.|
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The Sweet Far Thing
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Fans of the Gemma Doyle series, which began withÂ A Great and Terrible BeautyÂ Â Â Â (2003), will grab this novel, in which Gemma seeks to restore magicÂ to the Realms, help friends and family at home, andÂ find herÂ place between the worlds.Â Given the page count, however, they'll need to set aside plenty of reading time.Â Scenes in the realms are weighed down by description, andÂ they don't always advance the plot. Yet Bray does recapture theÂ menace,Â mystery, and heady romance of theÂ previous books, as well as theÂ wry, sharpÂ sense of theÂ Victorian society.--Zvirin, Stephanie Copyright 2007 Booklist
Publishers Weekly Review
The Sweet Far Thing
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The concluding volume in the trilogy begun in A Great and Terrible Beauty is a huge work of massive ambition, an undertaking that involves the plaiting and tying off a dozen plot threads-impending war in the realms and heroine Gemma Doyle's control of its magic being the central thread but, perhaps, not the most interesting. In chronicling Gemma's first year at Spence Academy, Bray has, over three books, widened her canvas from finishing school to fin-de-siecle London, weaving in the defining movements of the era-labor strikes over factory conditions, suffrage, the "radical" Impressionists just across the Channel, even fashion trends like bloomers for women daring enough to ride bicycles. Gemma is both buffeted and bolstered by her exposure to these developments, and readers experience how they shape her burgeoning understanding of who she is and who she may become. Some of Gemma's struggle is about power. As exalted as she is within the realms for her role as High Priestess of the secret society, her "otherness" marks her as unsuitable for proper Victorian circles. Gemma chafes not only at the physical constraints of a corset but at the myriad restrictions placed on women. Her quest is to break free, but at what cost? Bray poses these vital questions without sacrificing the gothic undertones of the previous volumes-the body count is high, and the deaths, gruesome. That creepiness is balanced by the fully realized company of players, including the insufferable headmistress, Mrs. Nightwing, the acid-tongued Felicity Worthington, hunky heartthrob Kartik and, of course, Gemma herself, a heroine readily embraced. Ages 14-up. (Dec.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
School Library Journal Review
The Sweet Far Thing
School Library Journal
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Gr 9 Up-This hefty tome is the final installment in this popular historical fantasy trilogy starring plucky Victorian schoolgirl Gemma Doyle. Having unloosed the magic of the realms beyond her world in A Great and Terrible Beauty (2003) and bound it to herself as priestess in Rebel Angels (2005, both Delacorte), Gemma is now faced with deciding whether to fight or ally with the many creatures of the realms who want access to the magic. She also must decide whether the mysterious members of the Order and of the Rakshana who dog her steps are to be trusted, or whether they simply seek to compound their power by taking the magic for themselves. The realms themselves seem to be changing, growing darker and more dangerous by the day-a change echoed by Gemma's friend Pippa, who seems to be turning into something not wholly human as she grows more entrenched in the realms. With the addition of a fairly chaste romance with lust object and erstwhile enemy Kartik and all the real-world drama that accompanies Gemma's troubled family life and upcoming social debut, the novel is somewhat overstuffed and overlong, crammed full of perhaps too many characters, plotlines, and breathless intrigue. As in previous installments, some of the protofeminist musings placed in the mouths of Gemma and her friends ring a bit false. However, the novel's fast-paced and exciting ending and Bray's lyrical descriptions of the decaying realms are sure to enchant readers who loved Gemma's previous exploits.-Meredith Robbins, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis High School, New York City (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.