Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Waiting on Wednesday: Revolution by Jennifer Donnelly

Revolution by Jennifer Donnelly (Published by Delacorte, September 28, 2010)

BROOKLYN: Andi Alpers is on the edge. She’s angry at her father for leaving, angry at her mother for not being able to cope, and heartbroken by the loss of her younger brother, Truman. Rage and grief are destroying her. And she’s about to be expelled from Brooklyn Heights’ most prestigious private school when her father intervenes. Now Andi must accompany him to Paris for winter break.
PARIS: Alexandrine Paradis lived over two centuries ago. She dreamed of making her mark on the Paris stage, but a fateful encounter with a doomed prince of France cast her in a tragic role she didn’t want—and couldn’t escape.
Two girls, two centuries apart. One never knowing the other. But when Andi finds Alexandrine’s diary, she recognizes something in her words and is moved to the point of obsession. There’s comfort and distraction for Andi in the journal’s antique pages—until, on a midnight journey through the catacombs of Paris, Alexandrine’s words transcend paper and time, and the past becomes suddenly, terrifyingly present.
Jennifer Donnelly, author of the award-winning novel A Northern Light, artfully weaves two girls’ stories into one unforgettable account of life, loss, and enduring love. Revolution spans centuries and vividly depicts the eternal struggles of the human heart.

I have read and enjoyed a number of books set during the French Revolution, and the time travel twist sounds interesting. I had actually intended to read A Northern Light by this author but never did. I will probably end up reading this one first!


Marg said...

I can't wait for this book! I have read both A Northern Light, and her Victorian saga novels, The Tea Rose and The Winter Rose, which is my absolutely favourite!

Julie said...

I've been waiting on this one. The French Revolution is one of my favorite time periods and I LOVED The Tea Rose.

Carrie at In the Hammock Blog said...

I definitely want to read this one! Great pick!

Kelly Bookend Diaries said...

this book looks outstanding.
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