Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Waiting on Wednesday: Revolution

This is a weekly meme hosted by Jill from Breaking the Spine. "Waiting on Wednesday" spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.


Revolution by Jennifer Donnelly
Pub. Date: September 28, 2010



Goodreads says, "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."

*Everyone knows my love for good historical fiction!  I think the premise of this one sounds incredible.  I like the idea of two girls' stories coming together despite the different time periods.  What book are you guys waiting on?


17 comments:

  1. Revolution sounds amazing. I love the alternating view of two different eras. Great choose. The one is going moon my wish list for sure.

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  2. sounds like an amazing story. i haven't read a lot of books wherein eras were crossed, but i'm definitely interested in this one. it's going on my TBR!

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  3. That is a fabulous cover...and I do like the sound of alternating worlds...

    Here's mine:

    http://chezraine.wordpress.com/2010/06/02/waiting-on-wednesday-12/

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  4. I've got this my TBR list too. I am really interested in the time period. The premise reminds me a little bit of The Devil's Arithmetic by Jane Yolen.

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  5. Donnelly is a good writer so I'll bet this will be wonderful! Nice pick :)

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  6. OHH this one does sound good, I am not much of a historical fiction kinda girl but it sounds good...I cant wait to see your review!

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  7. This sounds really good! Will add it to my wish list. Thanks!

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  8. I'm really looking forward to this one too. Great pick!

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  9. Sounds awesome.

    Have you ever read The Dresskeeper?
    I think you'd like it.
    http://www.talesofwhimsy.com/2009/11/dresskeeper-book-review-contest.html

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  10. Ooh this looks so good! And the cover is amazing. :) My WOW is at The Crowded Leaf.

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  11. A really good choice! And the cover is just YUMMY! Think I'll have to add this on my wishlist as well =)

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  12. I can't wait for this book. I love Jennifer Donnelly's writing. I'll definitely be buying it when it comes out.

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  13. Interesting pick!

    I'm waiting on The Iron Thorn here.

    Happy reading. :)

    xx,
    E.J.
    From the Shadows

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  14. Revolution sounds terrfic! I ended up getting the ARC at BEA. The people at the Random House booth were very excited about this book. Even a friend of mine that works for Harper Collins was raving about Revolution. Great Pick!

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  15. Lol now this is definitely a Christina book! I have to admit, it sounds good. Very cool what Maria had to say about it, too!

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  16. I have seen this around and I am looking forward reading this one. It sounds really good and historical fiction, I LOVE. :)

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  17. That does sound really good! Looking forward to reading it. :)

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