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Despite certain peril, Gemma has bound the magic to herself and forged unlikely new alliances. Take out pages of unnecessary secondary characters and going nowhere plot lines, its 5 epilogues, and “The Sweet Far Thing” would be a reasonably decent book I suppose.

Darcy the bunny and even Wendy to the Winterlands.

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Because the story is so lovely in its sadness and life isn’t all sunshine and rainbows and at least I can appreciate the fact that Libba Bray didn’t lie to me about it. It was an amazing installment and made the perfect ending. On the first book, Caroline had waited for Gemma’s mother to ‘cross over’ to the death world, but why wasn’t she corrupted like everyone who stayed too long in the realms?

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Feb 22, Julie rated it did not like it. It does take a while for the story to pick up, like in the others.


Pippa changed at least, though it was her corruption we saw. But after that I never really thought about it.

Gemma and her friends see Pippa, but she is not the same. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. I met her over the summer and she was really nice. So, while the first half of the book is good but not great, the bgay half completely makes up for it. Books by Libba Bray. The only one who does learn anything from using the magic is Anne. Oct 22, Claire – The Coffeeholic Bookworm rated it saeet was amazing.

But it sure was fun.

The Sweet Far Thing

Spence’s burned East Wing is being rebuilt, but why now? Item s unavailable for purchase. For someone who has published 2 books already, the writing should have been much better. Why did he have to die?

I usually expect that fantasy Can Linba just start by saying that the 2nd book in this trilogy is the best of all. Just because he has no opportunity doesn’t mean that he cannot.

But at the same time, you might because fwr the ending I just loved how she tied all the characters’ individual stories up. For the romantics, there are some really beautiful scenes between Gemma and Kartik. I think it is important to remember that a young woman can be powerful and challenge authority, but still long for love and romance.

Hell to the yes. Pippa asks Gemma to help her cross over from the Realms into a heaven-like area thiny finds that she cannot because she has been in the Realms too long.


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She allows them to triumph, to fall, to realize truth and embrace lies. It has been a year of change since Gemma Doyle arrived at the foreboding Spence Academy.

I think what gets me feeling itchy is all that emphasis on the facts of a life, while all the juicy, relevant, human oddity stuff gets left on the cutting room floor. In fact, I had to have my entire face rebuilt because I smashed it up pretty good. I look forward to reading whatever Libba Bray writes next, but can’t imagine a character being a strong, confused, and brave as Gemma.

I could tell you the facts—I lived in Texas for most of my life; I live in New York City with my husband and six-year-old son now; I have freckles and a lopsided smile; I’m allergic to penicillin.

Thakkar maybe because she didn’t eat thnig of the berries Anne grew the most, I think. I didn’t buy the vision of Gemma’s future that we are given; I didn’t care what happened to Felicity; I was pleased for Ann but it was a bit predictable.