Monday, January 7, 2008

Rebel Angels by Libba Bray Book Review

Rebel Angels by Libba Bray
(Paperback, Delacorte)


Rebel Angels picks up where A Great and Terrible Beauty left off. Gemma continues to learn about the magic that courses through her and she and Ann and Felicity visit Pip in the realms as often as possible. Gemma and her friends also spend a lot of time in London attending various society dinners and teas.

Rebel Angels starts to bring in more of the restrictions of Victorian society. Gemma is swept off her feet by a well-to-due London boy, Simon Middleton. Even though she likes Simon, she is hesitant to tie herself to him and give up her freedom. My favorite part of this book was learning more about Felicity. I didn't like her very much in A Great and Terribly Beauty, but after reading this book I begin to understand why she is snobby and spiteful.

The title, Rebel Angels, is a reference to John Milton's epic poem "Paradise Lost". Gemma, Felicity, Ann, and even Pippa are all rebels in that they don't want to conform to Victorian society.

My review of A Great & Terrible Beauty
My review of The Sweet Far Thing

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