Monday 13 September 2010

I want to read that...

Revolution by Jennifer Donnelly
From Goodreads:
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.

This sounds awesome! And how much do I love that cover! You can read the first chapter by clicking here and find out more about the inspiration behind the novel here

You can check out the author's website here

Revolution is published 13 October 2010 by Bloomsbury.

Jennifer Donnelly has also written A Gathering Light. More details can be found here including the first chapter.


Melissa (i swim for oceans) said...

I am just dying to read this one! It sound (and looks) so good! :)

Cecelia said...

I'm definitely looking forward to this one. It sounds spooky, atmospheric, and perfect for fall!

Lauren said...

I am so intrigued by that summary. I love time-travel books, and while I'm not entirely sure if that's what's going on here, I can't wait to find out!

Tales of Whimsy said...

Sounds good and I adore the cover.

prophecygirl said...

I cannot wait to read this! :)

Tasha said...

I've just got A Gathering Light which I can't wait to read and Revolution looks really good as well.

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