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G for control of the realms as is the Rakshana Spence's burned East Wing is being rebuilt but why now Gemma and her friends see Pippa but she is not the same And their friendship faces its gravest trial as Gemma must decide once and for all what role she is meant f. Sweet Far Thing by Libba Braycontains spoilersI finished the final installment of the Gemma Doyle trilogy last night It took me over two weeks to finish and I came very close to throwing the damn book across the room with only 70 pages to go I have to say that I am very upset that Kartik died VERY The tension and affection between Kartik and Gemma was what kept me reading I was constantly waiting for her to see his red bandanna or meet him in the boathouse I will admit that the book ended very well but I was still very angryI have never cried while reading before and I have told my friends that I don t understand why people do I cry in all movies but with a book you control the tempo You can stop whenever you please Simply close the book and try again later that is how I roll However I shed a few tears at the end of Sweet Far Thing When Kartik died and in the end when Ann and Felicity got what they really wanted I was very emotional I am so very glad Libba decided to make both of their characters good in the end Ann irritated me so much in the first two books but really held her own in this one especially towards the end when she had to stand up to Pippa I felt like she was always ready to abandon Gemma for the others but in the end that proved false Felicity could have gone either way right up to the very end because of her love for Pippa but I was happy to see that she got her inheritance and intends to live as she has always wanted free and daring and out from under th hold of her father I also appreciated how she wrote Circe s character At work I always tell people that this trilogy is a mix between Harry Potter and the Twilight series and Circe was Snapelike in my opinionI am sad that these books are over I look forward to reading whatever Libba Bray writes next but can t imagine a character being a strong confused and brave as Gemma Love her Definitely one of my favorite characters of all time I think it is important to remember that a young woman can be powerful and challenge authority but still long for love and romanceFinal Rating 455I think this book could have easily been written into two installments Not only because it was 800 pages but because SO much happened I can t really remember what happened at the beginning of the book The Exploration of the Male Anatomy pages to go I have to say that I am very upset that Kartik died VERY The tension and affection between Kartik and Gemma was what kept me reading I was constantly waiting for her to see his red bandanna or meet him in the boathouse I will admit that the book ended very well but I was still very angryI have never cried while reading before and I have told my friends that I don t understand why All Night Long (Nannies, please Simply close the book and try again later that is how I roll However I shed a few tears at the end of Sweet Far Thing When Kartik died and in the end when Ann and Felicity got what they really wanted I was very emotional I am so very glad Libba decided to make both of their characters good in the end Ann irritated me so much in the first two books but really held her own in this one especially towards the end when she had to stand up to Pippa I felt like she was always ready to abandon Gemma for the others but in the end that The Freeze-Frame Revolution people that this trilogy is a mix between Harry Potter and the Twilight series and Circe was Snapelike in my opinionI am sad that these books are over I look forward to reading whatever Libba Bray writes next but can t imagine a character being a strong confused and brave as Gemma Love her Definitely one of my favorite characters of all time I think it is important to remember that a young woman can be The New-York Review, and Atheneum Magazine, Vol. 2 powerful and challenge authority but still long for love and romanceFinal Rating 455I think this book could have easily been written into two installments Not only because it was 800

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The Sweet Far Thing

It has been a year of change since Gemma Doyle arrived at the foreboding Spence Academy Her mother murdered her father a laudanum addict Gemma has relied on an unsuspected strength and has discovered an ability to travel to an enchanted world called the realms wher. I am utterly distraught by this book My first hour free of it s torture I was a ball of fury Nothing made sense the writing was crappy and I had so many uestions My poor husband didn t want to come near me and I didn t want to talk to anyoneI had such high hopes for this book Kartik and Gemma would finally find a way to be together the magic of the realms would be figured out and dealt with and Felicity and Ann would finally become real friends of Gemma s or else be rid of I definitely expected a little bir maturity to be given out by those girls at least by Gemma because generally when a person is given a large amount of responsibility despite their age and consciously decides that they need to live up to it they don t act like retarded and petty 12 year oldsHere are just a few of my troublesWhy the crap does Kartik turn into a tree This doesn t make any sense I understand the sacrifice that he is making but there is no sign that the magic can t be dealt with in another way until the very point where Libba Bray turns him into a tree It is retarded There is no sense in this unless her goal was to piss people offWhy are Pippa and Felicity lesbian lovers I don t get this at all Some people have mentioned in their reviews that they saw signs of this coming Whatever signs they saw seemed like normal female friendship to me especially for Victorian period writing Besides the fact I think that it was just silly the kiss was random and out of some teenage boys lesbian lovers fantasy DUMB I however was satisfied when Felicity chose the good side despite her love for Pippa who has always irritated meThe writing was just bad For someone who has published 2 books already the writing should have been much better The plot should have been thought out The dialogue should have been less George Lucas inspired by this I am referring to his ability to make very good actors sound like duncesI am very frustrated by how poorly the magic of the realms was understood Obviously Circe was evil but how did she turn out to be so much better than the the people who were supposed to be good and why did she make so much sense Bray turns the evil person back to good to a degree and than she turns Kartik into a tree WhateverMy final annoyance for this review is that of Bray s obsession with womens rights Holy crap she went a bit overboard don t you think I thought to myself at one point that maybe it was just me and that I was a little sensitive to people and their soap boxes until at the very end Gemma s last reuest for the girls to be taught how to think for themselves and blah blah blah Thinking for yourself is not at all a bad idea but honestly Themes like that are supposed to be thought provoking not obnoxiously presentThere are so many many things that I find very wrong with this book It was a very huge disappointment I expected so much than what I was given hereThere were enough good things that I finished the book but I definitely would not recommend it to anyone Idenics person is given a large amount of responsibility despite their age and consciously decides that they need to live up to it they don t act like retarded and Night Owl Loonette petty 12 year oldsHere are just a few of my troublesWhy the crap does Kartik turn into a tree This doesn t make any sense I understand the sacrifice that he is making but there is no sign that the magic can t be dealt with in another way until the very Deadshifted (Edie Spence, point where Libba Bray turns him into a tree It is retarded There is no sense in this unless her goal was to El agujero del infierno piss The Essential Jim Brickman, Vol. 4 (Piano/Vocal/Chords) people offWhy are Pippa and Felicity lesbian lovers I don t get this at all Some Teddy people have mentioned in their reviews that they saw signs of this coming Whatever signs they saw seemed like normal female friendship to me especially for Victorian Calling Me Home period writing Besides the fact I think that it was just silly the kiss was random and out of some teenage boys lesbian lovers fantasy DUMB I however was satisfied when Felicity chose the good side despite her love for Pippa who has always irritated meThe writing was just bad For someone who has Mr. Francis Wife plot should have been thought out The dialogue should have been less George Lucas inspired by this I am referring to his ability to make very good actors sound like duncesI am very frustrated by how The Shadow People poorly the magic of the realms was understood Obviously Circe was evil but how did she turn out to be so much better than the the Demons, Yes--But Thank God for Good Angels point that maybe it was just me and that I was a little sensitive to The Pride and Prejudice Movie Cookbook people and their soap boxes until at the very end Gemma s last reuest for the girls to be taught how to think for themselves and blah blah blah Thinking for yourself is not at all a bad idea but honestly Themes like that are supposed to be thought Vietnam Perkasie 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E dark magic runs wild Despite certain peril Gemma has bound the magic to herself and forged unlikely new alliances Now as Gemma approaches her London debut the time has come to test these bonds The Order the mysterious group her mother was once part of is grapplin. Thankfully this is over I thought I would never get through this last installment of Gemma Doyle trilogy Why oh why does this book have to be so long Take out 300 400 pages of unnecessary secondary characters and going nowhere plot lines its 5 epilogues and The Sweet Far Thing would be a reasonably decent book I suppose But alas Bray chooses to ruin her own rather original series with this endless and bizarre last installmentI ve read uite a few reviews and know how many people are disappointed with the ending I don t really mind where all the characters end up in this story but I rather mind how and why they get there Gemma s books have never been about romance for me The underlying idea of these books is women s independence I get it So I probably wouldn t have minded Kartik s sacrifice if it made any sense For me he dies because of Gemma s stupidity Should she have done what she promised to do in the end of book 2 divide the magic among the inhabitants of the realms none of the events in the books would have happened Thus his death is pointless in my opinion In fact the I think of the details of Kartik s death the less I understand what and why exactly happened to him Basically Gemma stabs the Tree releasing Winterlands magic Kartik sucks in this magic then pours the magic into Gemma and then becomes a part of the Tree WTH just happened Why does he even have to do it If the Tree doesn t have any magic how can it have this power to accept his sacrifice and why is it needed If the Tree still holds on its evil power how does Kartik s sacrifice change anything Doesn t it mean that the Tree will continue its evil business in the Winterlands and will eventually corrupt Kartik the same way it did Eugenia How is this a solutionNow to Felicity and Pippa Seriously where does the gay issue come from I have no objections to homosexuality being portrayed in YA literature but it is handled very heavy handedly by Bray in this book First of all there is no clue about this in the first two books Felicity is caught kissing a gypsy man Pippa dreams of a knight in shiny armor This leads me to believe that this turn in the girls relationship is an afterthought on Bray s part Another issue here is that considering that Felicity is only 16 and a victim of sexual abuse can we really be sure that her newly found sexual preference is a real one and not caused by the abuse I just think Bray shouldn t have brought up this issue if she didn t have time to handle it responsibly and thoughtfullyLastly The Sweet Far Thing is an unbearably long and convoluted tale that needs editing badly First two books have a great balance of real and supernatural with a great women s independence message This third book is unnecessarily full of numerous subplots redundant scenes and pages of feminist propaganda I understand Bray wanted to give us her opinion on about every women s issue out there but it doesn t translate into a good bookOverall a disappointing conclusion to an imaginative and original series I don t necessarily regret reading the trilogy but I will definitely not recommend it to anyone Two stars only because I was able to finish it and it gives some kind of closure Reading challenge 14 3 of 4 Idenics peril Gemma has bound the magic to herself and forged unlikely new alliances Now as Gemma approaches her London debut the time has come to test these bonds The Order the mysterious group her mother was once Night Owl Loonette part of is grapplin. Thankfully this is over I thought I would never get through this last installment of Gemma Doyle trilogy Why oh why does this book have to be so long Take out 300 400 Deadshifted (Edie Spence, pages of unnecessary secondary characters and going nowhere El agujero del infierno plot lines its 5 epilogues and The Sweet Far Thing would be a reasonably decent book I suppose But alas Bray chooses to ruin her own rather original series with this endless and bizarre last installmentI ve read uite a few reviews and know how many The Essential Jim Brickman, Vol. 4 (Piano/Vocal/Chords) people are disappointed with the ending I don t really mind where all the characters end up in this story but I rather mind how and why they get there Gemma s books have never been about romance for me The underlying idea of these books is women s independence I get it So I Teddy probably wouldn t have minded Kartik s sacrifice if it made any sense For me he dies because of Gemma s stupidity Should she have done what she Calling Me Home promised to do in the end of book 2 divide the magic among the inhabitants of the realms none of the events in the books would have happened Thus his death is Mr. Francis Wife pours the magic into Gemma and then becomes a The Shadow People part of the Tree WTH just happened Why does he even have to do it If the Tree doesn t have any magic how can it have this Demons, Yes--But Thank God for Good Angels portrayed in YA literature but it is handled very heavy handedly by Bray in this book First of all there is no clue about this in the first two books Felicity is caught kissing a gypsy man Pippa dreams of a knight in shiny armor This leads me to believe that this turn in the girls relationship is an afterthought on Bray s The Pride and Prejudice Movie Cookbook part Another issue here is that considering that Felicity is only 16 and a victim of sexual abuse can we really be sure that her newly found sexual Vietnam Perkasie preference is a real one and not caused by the abuse I just think Bray shouldn t have brought up this issue if she didn t have time to handle it responsibly and thoughtfullyLastly The Sweet Far Thing is an unbearably long and convoluted tale that needs editing badly First two books have a great balance of real and supernatural with a great women s independence message This third book is unnecessarily full of numerous subplots redundant scenes and Losing Strength and Dexterity propaganda I understand Bray wanted to give us her opinion on about every women s issue out there but it doesn t translate into a good bookOverall a disappointing conclusion to an imaginative and original series I don t necessarily regret reading the trilogy but I will definitely not recommend it to anyone Two stars only because I was able to finish it and it gives some kind of closure Reading challenge 14 3 of 4


10 thoughts on “The Sweet Far Thing

  1. says:

    This was okay definitely not as good as the other two books in the series primarily because it was so unnecessarily long I was pretty bored Gemma was also much of an unlikable character than usual But overall I enjoyed the trilogy a lot

  2. says:

    I am utterly distraught by this book My first hour free of it's torture I was a ball of fury Nothing made sense the writing was crappy and I had so many uestions My poor husband didn't want to come near me and I didn't want to talk to anyoneI had such high hopes for this book Kartik and Gemma would finally find a way to be together the magic of the realms would be figured out and dealt with and Felicity and

  3. says:

    And so ends the trilogy that began with A Great and Terrible Beauty continued with Rebel Angels and concludes in this final volume I liked the first one well enough because of its uniue blend of a wild magical mythical realm barely constrained behind stiff Victorian curtains I really got into the second one as the plot became complex Gemma came into her own powers Felicity and Ann's stories became layered and poor beau

  4. says:

    This was by far my favorite in the series and I think a lot of it had to do with what Libba Bray was willing to have happen to her characters The others have had their dark moments but this was definitely the darkest of the lot Makes sense since it is the conclusion of a trilogy and so there's got to be pretty big events

  5. says:

    This was a reread of a reread of a reread et cetera literally can’t tell you how many times I have put myself through this book But I knew I needed to read this book again to have it fresh in my mind in order to review it correctly When asking my sister who introduced this series to me in grade school how I should revi

  6. says:

    Thankfully this is over I thought I would never get through this last installment of Gemma Doyle trilogy Why oh why does this book have to be s

  7. says:

    Series review video goodNayThe badWayyy too long I was bored The thing wasn't even resolved they won a battle but not the war The worst bleeping love triangle I've ever readThe problematicFat shaming Horrible attitudes to

  8. says:

    Here's what I expected from this book that it would maintain the part snarky part serious part romantic tone of the first two books; that the characters would grow a bit and the relationships would be as fraught as ever; that there would be some good old fashioned suspense leading up to the conclusion of the tr

  9. says:

    Sweet Far Thing by Libba Braycontains spoilersI finished the final installment of the Gemma Doyle trilogy last night It t

  10. says:

    Okay I'm going to start off with a warning I will be talking in detail about how this book made me feel and if you haven't read it yet it is possible that my feelings will give away a crucial plot point With that all I can say is I