Hey Book Nerds! It’s Tuesday, and you know what that means! A new teaser. I’ve been doing quite a bit of reading during summer break and I am so happy to say that I’ve finally found some books that I love! I’ve been doing some re-reads and exploring new genres, and it has been so much fun. I don’t really have any “big name” releases on my physical TBRs but, the current series I am reading is unbelievably addicting. Do you like historical fiction and magic, read on for an excerpt of a book that is perfect for you!
The very mention of the holiday conjures such precious, sentimental memories for most: a tall evergreen tree hung with tinsel and glass; gaily wrapped presents strewn about; a roaring fire and glasses filled with cheer; carolers grouped round the fire; their jaunty hats catching the snow as it falls; a nice fat goose resting upon a platter, surrounded by apples. And of course, fig pudding for desert.
Page 11, Rebel Angels by Libba Bray
Somebody is definitely going to question me as to why I’m reading a Christmas book during the middle of the burning, hot summer. Well, it just so happens that Libba Bray is taking this story into Christmas. So, I am pretty sure that I am going to be enjoying a disastrous Christmas at Spence this week!
I just finished the first book in this series, A Great And Terrible Beauty, last night, and I am so excited to continue this series. The mysteries between Mary Dowd and Sarah Rees-Toome were so addicting and I can’t wait to see what we learn in Rebel Angels. I also can’t wait to see what all of the girls do with their magical abilities. And maybe, just maybe we will get some romance in this novel!
If you are interested in this novel, here’s the synopsis:
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.
And, that’s it for today! I hope you enjoyed this week’s teaser! I highly suggest you pick up A Great And Terrible Beauty if you haven’t! It is such a great English historical fiction novel. Don’t forget to like, comment and follow for more posts!