Author: Libba Bray
Goodreads: Book 1, Book 2, Book 3
Summary/Review: Gemma is an English girl, brought up in India, but she is sent to a boarding school when her mother dies. The weird thing is that Gemma forsaw her mother's death, but that is just the beginning of her new supernatural powers.
Simply put, this series is amazing. Chock full of India and England. Set in "olden" times, this story is inexplicably timeless. There are plenty of strong and unique characters, but the love interest is amazingly swoon-worthy.
Rant/Gush: This is definitely a rant. I absolutely, positively LOVED this series. I've read one other book by Libba Bray and cannot say I was impressed, but the Gemma Doyle Trilogy is something that will be hard to surpass. My problem lies with the third and final book entitled The Sweet Far Thing. Even the titles are gorgeous! Is this turning into a Gush? The moment I am still confused by, even though I read this series about two years ago, is that Kartik....ends up stuck in the tree. There is no happy end! Kartik ends up having to sacrifice his life for Gemma, but there is no happy end! I do admit to appreciating the real-ness of the situation. They were under terrible circumstances and it was clear someone was going to suffer. But why the lead couple?! WHY?! Why didn't Felicity get thrown away instead? Why Kartik?! *breathes deeply*
There it is. I had to get it out there. Write down my emotions and feelings...so that I can move on or whatever. This has become a Book Diary entry. Signing out!