Download PDF by Libba Bray: A Great and Terrible Beauty (Gemma Doyle, Book 1)

By Libba Bray

ISBN-10: 0385732317

ISBN-13: 9780385732314

It’s 1895, and after the suicide of her mom, 16-year-old Gemma Doyle is sent off from the existence she is aware in India to Spence, a formal boarding tuition in England. Lonely, guilt-ridden, and vulnerable to visions of the long run that experience an uncomfortable behavior of coming real, Gemma’s reception there's a cold one. To make issues worse, she’s been by way of a mysterious younger Indian guy, a guy despatched to observe her. yet why? what's her future? And what's going to her entanglement with Spence’s strongest girls—and their foray into the religious world—lead to?

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The unfamiliar street leads to another and another, and just as I come around a curve, I see him coming. The boy from the marketplace. Don’t panic, Gemma. Just move slowly away before he sees you. I take two hurried steps back. My heel catches on a slippery stone, sending me sliding into the street. When I right myself, he’s staring at me with a look I cannot decipher. For a second, neither of us moves. We are as still as the air around us, which is either promising rain or threatening a storm.

The few people in front of me clear away. My mind takes it in by degrees. A shoe upturned, the heel broken. A hand splayed, fingers going stiff. Contents of a handbag strewn in the dirt. Bare neck peeking out from the bodice of a blue gown. Those famous green eyes open and unseeing. Mother’s mouth parted slightly, as if she had been trying to speak when she died. Gemma. A deep red pool of blood widens and flows beneath her lifeless body. It seeps into the dusty cracks in the earth, reminding me of the pictures I’ve seen of Kali, the dark goddess, who spills blood and crushes bone.

It spits and hisses as it devours the dry wood. Laughter floats in through the open double doors and in a moment, I see several younger girls in white pinafores shuffling through the hall. One peeks in, sees me, and goes on as if I’m nothing more than a piece of furniture. But in a moment she’s back with some of the others. They swoon over Tom, who preens for them, bowing, which sets them to blushing and giggling. God help us all. I’m afraid I may have to take the fireplace poker to my brother to silence this spectacle.

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