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Libba Bray

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25+ Works 30,767 Members 1,346 Reviews 132 Favorited

Om forfatteren

Libba Bray was born in Alabama on March 11, 1964. She grew up in Texas and graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in 1988. She moved to New York City and worked in the publicity department of Penguin Putnam, followed by three years at Spier, an advertising agency specializing in book vis mere advertising. Before writing young adult novels, she wrote three books for 17th Street Press using a pseudonym. She is the author of the Gemma Doyle Trilogy, Going Bovine and The Diviners. (Bowker Author Biography) vis mindre


Værker af Libba Bray

Hemmelige kræfter (2003) 9,964 eksemplarer
Rebel Angels (2005) 5,676 eksemplarer
The Sweet Far Thing (2007) 4,582 eksemplarer
The Diviners (2012) 3,459 eksemplarer
Going Bovine (2009) 2,337 eksemplarer
Beauty Queens (2011) 2,120 eksemplarer
Lair of Dreams (2014) 1,116 eksemplarer
Before the Devil Breaks You (2017) 583 eksemplarer
The King of Crows (2020) 377 eksemplarer
Vacations from Hell (2009) — Bidragyder — 313 eksemplarer
Up All Night (2008) 158 eksemplarer
It's Just a Jump to the Left (2015) 35 eksemplarer
Kari (2000) 7 eksemplarer
Under the Same Stars 4 eksemplarer

Associated Works

Zombies vs. Unicorns (2010) — Bidragyder — 1,299 eksemplarer
Geektastic: Stories from the Nerd Herd (2009) — Bidragyder — 1,143 eksemplarer
Til Sidste Blodsdråbe (Vampire 2) (2009) — Bidragyder — 420 eksemplarer
Summer Days and Summer Nights: Twelve Love Stories (2016) — Bidragyder — 413 eksemplarer
21 Proms (2007) — Bidragyder — 301 eksemplarer
Half-Minute Horrors (2009) — Bidragyder — 276 eksemplarer
(Don't) Call Me Crazy (2018) — Bidragyder — 250 eksemplarer
The Restless Dead: Ten Original Stories of the Supernatural (2009) — Bidragyder — 199 eksemplarer
A Universe of Wishes: A We Need Diverse Books Anthology (2020) — Bidragyder — 186 eksemplarer
Funny Girl: Funniest. Stories. Ever. (2017) — Bidragyder — 173 eksemplarer
How I Resist: Activism and Hope for a New Generation (2018) — Bidragyder — 157 eksemplarer
Hope Nation: YA Authors Share Personal Moments of Inspiration (2018) — Bidragyder — 141 eksemplarer
The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year Volume Six (2012) — Bidragyder, nogle udgaver137 eksemplarer
Who Done It? (2013) — Bidragyder — 136 eksemplarer
Because I Was a Girl: True Stories for Girls of All Ages (2017) — Bidragyder — 92 eksemplarer
Dear Heartbreak: YA Authors and Teens on the Dark Side of Love (2018) — Bidragyder — 57 eksemplarer
Futuredaze²: Reprise (2014) — Bidragyder — 4 eksemplarer

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Really enjoyed both the 1920's setting and the suspense. Am looking forward to seeing more of all the characters in the next book.
Shelley8059 | 220 andre anmeldelser | Jan 25, 2024 |
Insanse. Witty. Addictive. I'm not sure how to describe this one. It was wildly imaginative, and painfully honest, in a crazy Alice-and Wonderland sort of way. The characters were nutty, genuine, and real despite the bizarre situation(s) they were in. At times they were annoying, at times I had no idea what was going on, and at times I wanted to laugh (or cry) and the absurdly honest story underneath it all. It reminded me a crazy road trip, one that I wouldn't take twice, but I would never regret it either. The second to last chapter was perfect, right at the end.… (mere)
TashaBookStuff | 186 andre anmeldelser | Jan 13, 2024 |
I might have hated this book if I'd read it, but listening to the audiobook was a treat. My stars! I cracked up over and over again, not just because the story and the narration were so outlandishly ridiculous, but because I couldn't believe Libba Bray herself did such a good job performing all the characters (there were tons of accents going on in this book--British, southern, Australian, Midwestern, weird-fictional-country). Completely over the top, but totally fun.
LibrarianDest | 247 andre anmeldelser | Jan 3, 2024 |
After the first two CDs, I was ready to quit, but I didn't have anything else to listen to, so I kept going. It does get better as it goes along, but it never really sank its teeth into me. Overall, I'd say it was decent, but not great, in all aspects, including the audio book narrator.

I never really understood what it meant to bring the magic of the Realms into the real world. I was truly surprised by a couple of twists, but I also didn't totally get how they worked. And Gemma's lust for Kartik made me uncomfortable (and I read lots of romance novels). It just felt kind of icky in the context of a teen fantasy because it was pretty graphic.

I don't think I'll continue reading this series. And I feel bad about that time I recommended this to a girl who was bummed about the really long wait for the [b:Hunger Games|2767052|The Hunger Games (Hunger Games, #1)|Suzanne Collins|http://photo.goodreads.com/books/1267255754s/2767052.jpg|2792775] at the library. I gave her this and Graceling, having read neither, but under the impression that they were both good. We'll see about Graceling next!
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LibrarianDest | 353 andre anmeldelser | Jan 3, 2024 |



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