Rebel Angels

Rebel Angels

The Gemma Doyle Trilogy, Book 2

eBook - 2007
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Ah, Christmas! Gemma Doyle is looking forward to a holiday from Spence Academy, spending time with her friends in the city, attending ritzy balls, and on a somber note, tending to her ailing father. As she prepares to ring in the New Year, 1896, a handsome young man, Lord Denby, has set his sights on Gemma, or so it seems. Yet amidst the distractions of London, Gemma's visions intensify--visions of three girls dressed in white, to whom something horrific has happened, something only the realms can explain. . . . The lure is strong, and before long, Gemma, Felicity, and Ann are turning flowers into butterflies in the enchanted world of the realms that Gemma alone can bring them to. To the girls' great joy, their beloved Pippa is there as well, eager to complete their circle of friendship. But all is not well in the realms--or out. The mysterious Kartik has reappeared, telling Gemma she must find the Temple and bind the magic, else great disaster will befall her. Gemma's...
Publisher: New York : Delacorte Books for Young Readers, 2007
ISBN: 9780307433671

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Apr 20, 2015

I was hoping the protagonist grew up a bit in this one grew a backbone and some grey matter -but she's still very much prone to being led by her "friends", and clueless about how much she blunders through life. She's just a normal kid. I gave up on the series.

JCLBrownM May 22, 2014

As read by Josephine Bailey, this historical fantasy is mesmerizing. Bailey exceptionally captures the personalities of all the characters in 19th century England. I would suggest starting with the first book or audio in the series: A Great and Terrible Beauty.

Nov 22, 2013

Less irksome than the first, though I dislike how the author seems to pile all the character "flaws" on Ann: poor, perpetually sick, chubby, insecure, and slow to catch on. The other characters would be more interesting if they had some quirks or flaws. The story, however, is interesting enough and the twist was certainly unexpected.

JCLKinsleyR Oct 07, 2013

I devoured this series, one right after the other. The dress on the cover drew me in and the talk of dances and debuts won me over. I was surprised to enjoy the fantasy side of the other realms.

Bookworm11_a Jun 19, 2013

I thought this book was an amazing way to continue the series on, but there were certain points in the book where I felt as if there was not enough excitement. Otherwise I am loving the series and can't wait to start reading the next book.

I have to admit though when I found out Ms. Moore had been Circe this whole time, I got kind of freaked out. It made me question everything that had taken place in the book and just how the author was going to continue the book on.

Jun 16, 2013

This book definitely has the best cover out of the trilogy. I really loved Simon, and I did not like her pushing him away. Ms. Moore/Ms. McCleethy/Circe thing was sort of weird and only really believable because of one scene. Gemma's not talking phase is also really irritating. The pacing was good though and it was still really interesting.

Katie465 Apr 24, 2013

i loved this

Dec 30, 2012

This story seems to have a few more hitches than the first and is a bit more creepier with the return of Pippa. What I really enjoyed about this book was that there was more of an adventure feel to it as it got towards the end in the realms. The revelations with Felicity made sense of what was said early on in the first book. Overall, just as good as the first.

JewelMcLatchy Jul 11, 2012

I enjoyed this book almost as much as the first one in the series. This surprised me since middle books in trilogies or quartets are typically completely horrible and seem to be just a way of the author getting us from the interesting hook in the beginning to the great conclusion, so book two turns into a jumbled mess of non-relevant information that no one needs and everyone rushes through. I am pleased to say that it was not so with this one, so bravo Ms. Bray for maintaining quality and interest!

mberk Mar 21, 2012

As with the first book I really enjoyed this. Looking forward to the third.

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