Second in the Gemma Doyle series
Finished: Aug. 29, 2007
Reason for Reading: next in the series, this is one of my picks for the RIP Challenge
First Published: 2005
Genre: YA historical fantasy
Herein lies the faithful and true account of my last sixty days, by Kartik, brother of Amar, loyal son of the Rakshana, and of the strange visitation I received that has left me wary on this cold English night.
Comments: This is my favourite series at the moment. I can't wait for the sequel to come out in December of this year. While not quite as much of a page-turner as A Great and Terrible Beauty this was pretty close. This book combines all my favourite genres into one : Victorian, fantasy, historical fiction and Gothic mystery. I am so intrigued with the fantasy world Bray has created. I find myself wanting to visit the Realms along with the characters. I'm really pleased with how the plot developed in this volume although I did figure out the surprise ending fairly early on. There is a satisfying sense of conclusion in this book but also the set up for conflict in the next book leaves me wanting more. Recommended!