Monday, April 4, 2011

Rebel Angels by Libba Bray

Released: December 26th, 2006
Publisher: Delecorte Books for Young Readers
Pages: 548
Rating: 4.5/5

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 willing to do his intrusive bidding, despite the dangers it brings, for it means she will meet up with her mother’s greatest friend–and now her foe, Circe. Until Circe is destroyed, Gemma cannot live out her destiny. But finding Circe proves a most perilous task.

Rebel Angels was another amazing installment in this trilogy; I loved it!  It was better than the first, but not by much. I loved the suspense in the book, and how it kept you guessing until the heart dropping finish where you finally understand what happened. It was a pretty thick book but every page and word was amazing.  it picked up right were the first left off, and never skiped a beat. If you like the first you will definetly enjoy reading the second, it still has the same lovable characters as the first and the plot just continues to deepen. 

There were so many shocking moments in the book which had me gasping and made my heart race. I definitely saw a great deal of character development especially in Gemma and Felicity,the bond between the two friends seemed to deepen and grow. Pippa really bugged be in this  book though, she was just so annoying! The suspense in this book was phenomenal! My hand just kept turning the pages. The only complaint I have is of Kartik and Gemma's relationship; I wish there was more love between the two. Overall I enjoyed this book a lot. if you haven't read this trilogy yet I highly recommend you go pick up the first. 


  1. I still haven't read this trilogy!
    Great review!

  2. The first was definitely better than the second. I still have't read the third though!
    Thanks for the review!