Gemma Doyle is looking forward to a holiday from Spence Academy—spending time with her friends in the city, attending balls in fancy gowns with plunging necklines, and dallying with the handsome Lord Denby. Yet amid these distractions, her visions intensify—visions of three girls dressed in white, to whom something horrific has happened that only the realms can explain.The lure is strong, and soon Gemma, Felicity, and Ann are turning flowers into butterflies in the enchanted world that Gemma takes them to. To the girls' great joy, their beloved Pippa is there as well, eager to complete their circle of friendship.But all is not well in the realms—or out. Kartik is back, desperately insisting to Gemma that she must bind the magic, lest colossal disaster befall her. Gemma is willing to comply, for this would bring her face-to-face with her late mother's greatest friend, now Gemma's foe—Circe. Until Circe is destroyed, Gemma cannot live out her destiny. But finding Circe proves a most perilous task. . . .This sumptuous companion to A Great and Terrible Beauty teems with Victorian thrills and chills that play out against the rich backdrop of 1895 London, a place of shadows and light . . . where inside great beauty can lie a rebel angel.
Ms. Friberg's Rebel Angels just continues to get better and better. I completely enjoyed this one (Echoes and Embers) and so will you! — Trang, Fallen Angels Reviews 5 stars!Alyssa is a Rebel Angel , semi-Fallen, like Gideon before her. Cursed by her own words, she is unable to distinguish truth from lies—even her own. She has sworn to protect her ward Rosalind from the forces of evil. But without discernment, how will Alyssa identify friend from foe?Prince Sariel of the Angelic Order of Grigori, the oldest and most powerful of all angelic beings, has endured thousands of years of celibacy for the sins of his race. It’s his duty to determine if Rosalind is a Nephilim and perhaps destroy her.When Sariel comes for Alyssa’s ward, more than the girl’s fate hangs in the balance. Never before has he felt such dark desire as Alyssa stirs in him. The Daughters of Man are forbidden Sariel…but is Rebel Angel Alyssa?Note to Reader: This book contains detailed descriptions of sizzling passion only suitable for mature readers.From Cyndi: Imagine how complicated life would be if you honestly believed your own lies. That’s what happens to Alyssa. Her curse creates an environment where whatever she says becomes reality—but only in her own mind. My exploration of rebellious angels continues in this book. However, it’s completely different than Rage and Redemption. I love Historical romance and this one takes place in medieval England. Still, it wouldn’t be a Cyndi Friberg novel without some sort of paranormal twist. So I’ve brought you scheming demons, flaming swords, and all sort of things that scurry away from the Light. I hope you’ll find the story as much fun to read as it was to write. Enjoy!
The second book in the critically acclaimed New York Times, USA Today, and Publishers Weekly bestselling Gemma Doyle trilogy, an exhilarating and haunting saga from the author of The Diviners series and Going Bovine.Ah, Christmas! Gemma Doyle is looking forward to a holiday from Spence Academy, spending time with her friends in the city, attending ritzy balls, and on a somber note, tending to her ailing father. As she prepares to ring in the New Year, 1896, a handsome young man, Lord Denby, has set his sights on Gemma, or so it seems. Yet amidst the distractions of London, Gemma’s visions intensify–visions of three girls dressed in white, to whom something horrific has happened, something only the realms can explain. . . . The lure is strong, and before long, Gemma, Felicity, and Ann are turning flowers into butterflies in the enchanted world of the realms that Gemma alone can bring them to. To the girls’ great joy, their beloved Pippa is there as well, eager to complete their circle of friendship. But all is not well in the realms–or out. The mysterious Kartik has reappeared, telling Gemma she must find the Temple and bind the magic, else great disaster will befall her. Gemma’s willing to do his intrusive bidding, despite the dangers it brings, for it means she will meet up with her mother’ s greatest friend–and now her foe, Circe. Until Circe is destroyed, Gemma cannot live out her destiny. But finding Circe proves a most perilous task.“Extraordinary.”—VOYA in a Perfect 10 Review“Remarkable.” —School Library Journal A New York Times BestsellerA USA Today BestsellerA Publishers Weekly BestsellerA Book Sense BestsellerA Book Sense Top Ten SelectionBBYA (ALA/YALSA Best Book for Young Adults)Colorado Blue Spruce Young Adult Book AwardIowa High School Book AwardPennsylvania Young Reader’s Choice AwardGolden Spur Children’s Literature Book Award (TX)