Wednesday, 25 August 2010

Waiting on Wednesday #21 - Revolution by Jennifer Donnelly

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted at Breaking the Spine that spotlights eagerly awaited upcoming releases.

Revolution by Jennifer Donnelly
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Paperback, 496 pages
Release date: October 4th 2010.
Target Age Group: Young Adult.

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 love the sound of this one, especially since it's set in Paris.  Paris, je t'aime!   Also, this one has different covers for the US and UK releases.  Which one do you prefer? I'm kinda torn, since I like them both! Share  your thoughts and WoW links in comments!


  1. I love the sound of this one also. And I prefer the UK cover. :)

  2. This one is definitely on my TBR list. I like both covers, but I like the UK one better.

  3. I was lucky enough to be able to read an ARC of this as part of a tour and I thought it was fantastic. I like both covers but the key looks more mysterious and is important to the story.

  4. Never read anything set in Paris. Sounds interesting. And I like both covers too =)

  5. I love both covers to be honest and I love the sound of this book too. Definitely going to be adding it to my TBR list :)

  6. Not heard of this one before now but it sounds like something I would like

  7. I've wanted to read this book ever since I found it on Goodreads. Whilst I love both covers I prefer the US cover.

  8. I surprised myself. I usually like a cover with people, but I actually like the UK version better! Sounds very intriguing. Thanks for the recommend.

  9. I can't wait to read this one too, the plot sounds great.

    Our pick is at BookSake.

  10. I like the sound of this one...I guess I would pick the US cover, although it's very close!

  11. I like the cover with the key. I hope you enjoy your book!

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  12. Ooooh it's so hard to decide which cover I like better! I think it's the key though... something about old keys. :) Nice pick. Mine is at The Crowded Leaf.

  13. Definitely like the UK cover better. This sounds like a real good read.

  14. Awesome pick I really want to read this one it sound very intriguing. I like the US one best I think it represents the two girls and the different eras.

  15. I'm totally excited for this one. It sounds FABULOUS! Nice pick!

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  16. WOW. Great blurb and cover. I'll be putting it on my TBR pile. Thanks for the recommend :D

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  17. +JMJ+

    I definitely prefer the US cover, as it's more interesting. The UK cover is beautiful, but much more generic.

  18. i love her books! i have been waiting for the third installment of the tea rose saga and am delighted she has something new out! both covers a gorgeous but i love the simplicity of the single image uk cover.


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