I just finished the book. It was awesome! What a great series: The Great and Terrible Beauty, Rebel Angels and finally The Sweet Far Thing. I’m so sad to see it end. I felt so connected with these characters over these last three novels. The all have a way of getting into your heart and staying there.
I was so anxious to read this final book and it didn’t disappoint me at all. Gemma really comes into her own in this book. I think it’s a great book for younger women to read. It really stresses the importance of a woman being able to do anything she wants-that she’s strong and powerful on her own. That she doesn’t always need to bend to the rules society has laid out for her. Keeping in mind that these novels take place in the 1800’s, that was a pretty big step.
It gives us a great view of what the times were like then-in the 1800’s-for women and girls. The debuts and parties-the constant molding of young women into the perfect wives. Gemma was one who was not to be molded and it was refreshing to read.
This book has a lot of thrills to go along with it too. It kept me on the edge of my seat-throughout the book a few times but especially the last end of the book. It is full of magic and monsters and is quite enthralling.
I know this is a young adult book. There are things that happen in the book or that are implied that I would say aren’t appropriate for anyone under 16. Any adults that enjoy reading YA books will love this series.
Again, I’m sorry to see it end. I will miss Gemma and her friends…