We are thrilled to welcome Libba Bray to readergirlz. Her third novel in the Gemma Doyle trilogy, The Sweet Far Thing, is our October pick! Check out the our interview with Libba, book party ideas themed around The Sweet Far Thing, and our Reach Out project idea--as well as the awesome soundtrack Libba's chosen for the book--on readergirlz.com.
Here's a little about the book: It's been a year of change since Gemma Doyle arrived at the foreboding Spence Academy and discovered her ability to travel to an enchanted world called the realms, where dark magic runs deep. Now, enemies old and new will stop at nothing to take the magical power bound to her. With the fate of realms and her Victorian world hanging in the balance, her London debut approaching, her friendships on the line, and her relationship with the mysterious Kartik taking a new, forbidden turn, Gemma will face her greatest - and most dangerous - trial yet, one with consequences beyond imagining.
And the buzz...
"A huge work of massive ambition." - Publishers Weekly, starred review
"A rare treat that offers...romance, magic, history, Gothic intrigue..." - People
A #1 Book Sense bestseller
A New York Times bestseller
A 2008 New York Public Library Book for the Teen Age
"Boy, it's really long." - Libba's mom
We are psyched to have this fabulous (and, uh, ridiculously funny) author with us this month! Join us all month right here on the blog for discussions and mark your calendars a LIVE chat on Wednesday, October 28th at 6pm PST/9pm EST.
Happy October, readergirlz!