Gwen & Kate's Library

Two sisters' reviews of Young Adult and Middle Grade books, inspired by their lovely library.

Along the Lines Of… (#3) A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray

Along the Lines Of… is a weekly feature/meme held every Sunday here at Gwen & Kate’s Library, in which we provide a list of at least three recommended books with a similar author, writing style, genre, you name it!, to a popular or well-known book, either one provided on our blog or one of your own. (*Image coming soon!)

This week’s Along the Line Of… features A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray, a wonderful book with a combination of fascinating and popular genres. Enjoy!

A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray


Historical Eras (Victorian, Regency, etc):

The Luxe by Anna Godbersen

Bewitching Season by Marissa Doyle

The Season by Sarah MacLean

Sorcery & Cecilia: or The Enchanted Chocolate Pot by Patricia C. Wrede and Caroline Stevermer

Prisoners in the Palace by Michaela MacColl

Ruby Red by Kerstin Gier


A Company of Swans by Eva Ibbotson

Paranormal/Other Worlds:

Chime by Franny Billingsley

Born Wicked by Jessica Spotswood (*Haven’t Read)

Monstrous Beauty by Elizabeth Fama


Revolution by Jennifer Donnelly

Extreme Beauty:

Nobody’s Princess by Esther Friesner

Want to try an Along the Lines Of… post yourself? You can make a list for A Great and Terrible Beauty, a book of your own choosing, or join next week. If you made your own post, copy the URL into the comments and I’ll add it as a link in this post!

Next week’s Along the Lines Of… book is The Book Thief by Markus Zusak. But I’d love alternative suggestions (hopefully that I’ve read) for either next week or weeks to come!


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