A Bookaholic, Pro-life, Pro-Family, Pro-Oxford Comma, Catholic (with Asperger's) who reads and writes as her obsession. I've been reading over 400 books a year lately. These are my ramblings on some of the books I read. To read about all the books I read and comment on, visit me at LibraryThing or Goodreads.

I've been blogging since 2007 and at this point (July 2015) am trying my hand at turning the theme of this blog towards mystery, thriller, and crime, fiction and nonfiction. I have some special interest topics and categories within this broad genre which include (but are not limited to) serial killers, scandi-crime, Victorian history and historicals, history of the criminally insane and asylums, psychopathology, death, funerary practices and burial, corpses, true crime and anything dealing with the real life macabre, or that portrayed in fiction.

I also read a short story a day from various collections, sometimes anthologies othertimes collections of a single author's work. These reviews are also posted here and while they are of mixed genre the mystery, thriller, horror, gothic and macabre often appear within their pages as well.

I also blog about
graphic novels and manga on a separate BLOG.

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

#45. A Great and Terrible Beauty

A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray

Pages: 403
Finished: July 23, 2007
Reason for Reading: I'd read good reviews and it looked like something I'd enjoy
Rating: 5/5

First Sentence:

Please tell me that's not going to be part of my birthday dinner this evening.

Recommend: Highly recommened!! I could not put this book down. It is a historical fantasy set in a Victorian girl's boarding school. The fantasy world is compelling and unique. I was stunned by certain twists of the plot and at one point I actually gasped out loud! The main characters are believable in the Victorian setting and are ones the reader becomes emotionally involved with. I absolutely cannot wait to get my hands on the next book in the series.

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