By Libba Bray
It’s 1895, and after the suicide of her mom, 16-year-old Gemma Doyle is sent off from the lifestyles she is aware in India to Spence, a formal boarding institution in England. Lonely, guilt-ridden, and susceptible to visions of the long run that experience an uncomfortable behavior of coming actual, Gemma’s reception there's a cold one. To make issues worse, she’s been by means of a mysterious younger Indian guy, a guy despatched to monitor her. yet why? what's her future? And what's going to her entanglement with Spence’s strongest girls—and their foray into the non secular world—lead to?
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You’re brooding again,” Tom says, casting a suspicious look my way. ” Yes, I’m sorry, so sorry for everything. Tom exhales long and hard, his voice traveling swiftly under the exhalation. “Don’t be sorry. ” “Yes, sorry,” I say again without thinking. I touch the outline of my mother’s amulet. It hangs around my neck now, a remembrance of my mother and my guilt, hidden beneath the stiff black crepe mourning dress I will wear for six months. Through the thinning haze outside our window, I can see porters hustling alongside the train, keeping pace, ready to place wooden steps beside the open doors for our descent to the platform.
I’ll go there and prove it. She will be angry and send me home with Sarita and there’ll be no champagne later and no London but it won’t matter. She’ll be alive and well and cross and I’ll be ecstatic to be punished by her. He’s still yelling at me. ” I kick at him with my legs, which have found their strength again. I’ve gotten him in the tenderest of places. He crumples to the ground and I take off blindly down the street and around the next corner, fear pushing me forward. A small crowd is gathering in front of a shop.
It’s quiet again. Outside the cab’s windows, London rolls by and Tom turns his head toward it. For the first time, I can see his pain, see it in the way he runs his fingers through his hair, over and over, and I understand what it costs him to hide it all. But I don’t know how to build a bridge across this awkward silence, so we ride on, watching everything, seeing little, saying nothing. “Gemma . ” Tom’s voice breaks and he stops for a moment. He’s fighting whatever it is that’s boiling up inside him.
A Great and Terrible Beauty (Gemma Doyle, Book 1) by Libba Bray