I have finally time to read books at night. At the booksale this spring, I bought the three books in a serie written by Libba Bray. A great and terrible beauty, Rebel Angels, The sweet far thing are the titles in original language. The books tells the adventures of Gemma Doyle and her friends at a girls private school outside London during the 1890's. It starts with a personal tradgedy that gets her involved in a deep mystery and treasure hunt through both the real world and an unreal.
The story isn't predictable witch is very good. You don't really know who's the bad ones or the good ones, or if they are something in between. How everything will end is dependent on the heroine herself and the choises she makes. The unrealistic happenings can be a bit confusing somethimes but if you would like to read something that has an air of steampunk (no airships or googles though), I will highly recommend the books.
I don't think this book is available in other language than Swedish. Frida Arwen Rosesund is running an independent book publisher with a few writers. The novels are in genres of the supernatural, queer, fantasy and horror. They are available in pdf-format for downloading as well as paper.
I recieved this copy because I was chosen to preread the book before publishing. I read it and send her my thoughts about the plotline and language.
The title can be translated to "That they in time may be woken". Something lurks in the forests around the small villages, something that slays those who dares to walk alone at night. Hilda is a girl that is mysteriously pregnant, she runs from home and is taken care by strange twinsisters. A preacherman moves in the neighbourhood with his wife and holding sermons using the peoples fear for the monster in the woods.
The book is very exciting and horryfying. What is lovely with this book is that it is describing the forests in my neighbour community, not far from where I grew up.
I got news about a following book will be written now :)
I will post another review when I finished American gods and Miss Peregrines School for Peculiar children :)