By Libba Bray
(Delacorte Books for Young Readers, Hardcover, 9780385730297, 560pp.)
Publication Date: August 23, 2005
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The lure is strong, and before long, Gemma, Felicity, and Ann are turning flowers into butterflies in the enchanted world of the realms that Gemma alone can bring them to. To the girls great joy, their beloved Pippa is there as well, eager to complete their circle of friendship.
But all is not well in the realms or out. The mysterious Kartik has reappeared, telling Gemma she must find the Temple and bind the magic, else great disaster will befall her. Gemma's willing to do his intrusive bidding, despite the dangers it brings, for it means she will meet up with her mother's greatest friend and now her foe, Circe. Until Circe is destroyed, Gemma cannot live out her destiny. But finding Circe proves a most perilous task.
Libba Bray has worked as a waitress, nanny, burrito roller, publishing plebe, and an advertising copywriter. Her first novel, A Great and Terrible Beauty, became a New York Times bestseller. She lives in Brooklyn, New York, with her husband and their son.