16-year-old Gemma forsees her mother’s death and can do nothing to stop it! She is sent to a boarding school where a child-spirit leads her to a mysterious diary. The diary and her visions may have the answers she needs. But what will she unleash on the world to get those answers? Is it worth it? Libba Bray’s A Great and Terrible Beauty has it all! History, romance and magic! This is book #1 in the Gemma Doyle Trilogy before Rebel Angels and The Sweet Far Thing.