Rebel Angels (Gemma Doyle Trilogy #2)
Publisher: Random House Children’s Books
ISBN 13: 9780385733410
ISBN 10: 0385730292
Reader Level: Young Adult
A New York Times Bestseller
A USA Today Bestseller
A Publishers Weekly Bestseller
A Book Sense Bestseller
A Book Sense Top Ten Selection
BBYA (ALA/YALSA Best Book for Young Adults)
Colorado Blue Spruce Young Adult Book Award
Iowa High School Book Award
Pennsylvania Young Reader’s Choice Award
Golden Spur Children’s Literature Book Award (TX)
It’s the end of the year, and Gemma’s looking forward to living it up in London. Balls, fancy gowns and dancing with the handsome Simon Middleton beckon. Best of all, it’s time away from Spence Academy—and from the Realms.
But the lure of the enchanted world is strong, and the magic flows freely. Gemma’s visions intensify—visions of three girls dressed in white, suffering horror and menace. Clearly, all is not well in the Realms—or out of them.
Set against the backdrop of Victorian London, a place of shadows and light, in a time of strict morality and barely repressed sensuality, this compelling gothic sequel reveals that inside great beauty can lie a rebel angel…
This extraordinary novel moves along at breathtaking speed from beginning to end…astounding.
A remarkable fantasy steeped in Victorian sensibility…Gemma and her friends are pitch perfect as young women in a world poised for change, uncertain of their places…The writing never falters, and the revelations…only strengthen the characters. Clever foreshadowing abounds, and clues to the mystery…may have readers thinking they have figured everything out; they will still be surprised.
Readers…will find the same rich social commentary, romance, and adventure, even more sumptuously created…compelling, well-paced…teens will long for another sequel.
Bray provides a satisfying ending, yet she implies a further struggle for power. Fans will want to stay tuned.
Gemma’s shivery adventures, lacking easy answers, make for an exciting mystical quest.