Libba Bray Message Board
Rachel D. posts on 1/14/2008 10:03:02 PM
She's writing a non-related book called Going Bovine.
sammm posts on 1/14/2008 6:58:48 PM
Does anybody positvely know if Libba Bray is writing another book or not? Because based on The Sweet Far Thing, there would be ALOT to write about!
Shana posts on 1/13/2008 8:04:09 PM
I was somehow picturing the end of Pippa sacraficing herself, therefore being allowed to cross over for her heroic deed. Anne standing up for herself as far as Tom is concerned and tell him that if he ever loved her, which I doubt, he should look past the money scenerio. Tom would refuse of course, and Anne would see that true love is the same as the books she reads about school girls who find out they are princesses. Then she would befriend Lilly Trimble as herself, and somehow Lilly sees a tiny bit of herself in her and decides to mentor her, rather than the straight shot to stardom the way the book had it. Her father dies and he's finally freed from his torture. Felicity gets her inheritance, and moves to paris where she takes care of Polly away from her father. Felicity's mom realizes what has been happening to her only daughter and takes on the parent role she has been shirking for far too long. Circe saves Gemma from Euginia, and as unrealistic as you may argue I see them moving back to India. The place where they met, where she grew up, and a place where they can live in peace without the pressure of society bearing down on them. All I know is characters like Polly, Lady Denby, Felicity's father, Anne's relationship with Tom, and Amar are all left open. There is no closure to any of these characters that she started, and that is waht bugged me a lot about the book. Too much introduced, while not closing the integrity of the other characters stories. That is why I was disappointed.
Rachel D. posts on 1/12/2008 10:44:59 PM
I really liked the suddeness of Mina's integration, though. It didn't feel as unmerited as Eugenia's, even though we heard about her less. I guess it just made sense because she wrote the book. I like Wilhelmina's character, very complex, and I was surprised she couldn't talk. I thought the whole cocaine thing was really weird, though, especially when Gemma had that sort of second-hand cocaine seizure.
Kathleen H. posts on 1/12/2008 5:25:52 PM
I also thought that Eugenia's role was sudden, but really good. But I think it could have been better if maybe Gemma could have had some visions about her or something, like she has about other members of the Order. Also, it should have been explained a little more clearly how and why she turned evil when she was so great and powerful.
HCO posts on 1/11/2008 11:19:18 PM
Katheleen, Unrealistic is a magical door appearing out of no where.
The fact that within that door centaurs,gorgon, shapeshifters and the dead live. Unrealistic is not a red haired english-girl and an
indian boy. Kartik come back.
Rachel D. posts on 1/11/2008 10:28:24 PM
I agree that Eugenia had a very sudden role. I mean, obviously, she was mentioned in the last two, but you're right, it was just kind of like, BAm, Eugenia's here! She could've at least appeared in a vision in the last two...
Ashleyopa posts on 1/11/2008 10:21:17 PM
I agree that Kartik and Gemma being together in the end would have been unrealistic but it still would have been nice if they did, it was just so random that he was the one to sacrifice himself having only been in the realms twice. Also i thought it was weird that Eugina Spence played such a big role in this book when she wasn't really in the others, and how she made her the evil one in the end rather than circe, who played a vital role in the other books. It was a nice twist though, cought me by surprise.
Kathleen H. posts on 1/11/2008 8:44:30 PM
I think Gemma put her necklace into that special door at the beginning to get back into the realms. And about Kartik, I think it was best for him to die (even though it made me terribly sad), because it made their relationship so pure and special, and they could never have been together unless Gemma had pretty much completely given up everything else in her life. Some people think that they should have defied the standards and proven that they could be together without leaving society, but that is unrealistic.
HCO posts on 1/10/2008 9:11:35 PM
Why did Libba Bray want to get rd of Kartk soo badly? I mean that was the only point of her adding the tree sacrifice thing right?
Didn't the Eugenia spence thing seem uneeded and the board is the key thing kinda random?
Why dd Gemma have to get soo mean, hurting cecily? Wasn't there this thing on Libbas Lj about a part where they tease cecily and she took t out thinkng it was unlike Gemma?
Also what ever happened to Gamma's magical guiding necklace?
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