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Rebel Angels - Libba Bray - Bogormen
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Rebel Angels - Libba Bray
Title: Rebel Angels (Gemma Doyle #2)
Author: Libba Bray
Genre: Fantasy
Rating: 3/5
# pages: 548
Date read: September, 2009

Gemma continues to pursue her role as the one destined to bind the magic of the Realms and restore it to the Order--a mysterious group who have been overthrown by a rebellion. Gemma, Felicity and Ann use magical power to transport themselves on visits from their corseted world to the visionary country of the Realms, with its strange beauty and menace. There they search for the lost Temple, the key to Gemma's mission, and comfort Pippa, their friend who has been left behind in the Realms.

I had a hard time figuring out how to rate this book. The first half was slow-moving, boring and difficult to get through. I got extremely frustrated with how the girls kept getting themselves into worse and worse scrapes and had seen some of the plot-twists from a mile away. I forced myself through it though, and loved the second half where things suddenly started happening.

In general, I think Libba Bray tried to bite over more than she could chew. She wanted to get so many details and so many plotlines into one book, that it ended up over-crowded and confused.

I'll probably still read the last book in the trilogy, as I want to see how it all ends up, but the sequel hasn't lived up to the expectations set by "A Great and Terrible Beauty".

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