I just finished this book and I totally loved it. A Great and Terrible Beauty was written by Libba Bray and it takes place in the Victorian times. It is about a sixteen-year-old girl, Gemma Doyle, who has supernatural powers. She goes to a boarding school in London, where she uncovers secrets of the past of a powerful group called the Order. This book is just absolutely amazing! The themes are great, about feminine power, making choices, and friendship. This book probably targets teenage girls, but I think it's a great book for anyone, especially females. It's so hard for me to describe how good it really is. The writing is extraordinary and there is never a dull moment. Everything in the book is perfect. I can't wait to start reading the sequel!!! Go buy this book right now! Money isn't an issue here! Just kidding. It isn't that expensive, but it is that good.