Episode 7: Happy Halloween! A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray

Happy Halloween! Spooky Month concludes with a classic involving strange powers, mysterious girls, Victorian social mores and ancient goddess cults. A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray gives readers a chilly horror fantasy set in a boarding school, answering the question, what if you gave teenage girls phenomenal cosmic power?


A Great and Terrible Beauty:  GoodreadsAmazon.comBarnes and NobleIndiebound

Libba Bray: Website

Content Note:

This book is written from the point of view of a white English girl from 1895, and subsequently she is a pretty terrible person when it comes to India, the lower class, and especially Romani/Traveller folks. The story also touches on emotional and physical abuse, bullying, self-injury, drug use, alcohol use, ableism and suicide. 

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License. (CC Marie Macula, Carey Farrell 2017)