A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
While searching for an interesting but easy read for my summer vacation the librarian asked if I would try Young Adult.
Since I was hanging in the adult section I could see how she wouldn’t assume that most of my reading is Young Adult. It’s just so good and easy.
I was thrilled to be introduced to a book I had yet to read that was worthy of my time.
As a frequent consumer of 1000 page books that are riveting and full of excitement. A YA book has to be pretty good to go on my shelf.
A Great and Terrible Beauty did not disappoint. The story is so completely original within the fantasy genre that I was riveted from the moment I opened it. There are many twists and turns in this story as you believe you know where it’s going, it whips around in a completely different direction.
What appears to be the story of a girl devastated by witnessing the murder of her mother, and riddled with feelings of guilt, believing it to be her fault. Turns out to be a fantasy story of a group of young ladies travelling to another world, and what they find there will blow your mind.
Whether or not you like to read Young Adult Fiction, you will love this book!