Saturday, December 4, 2010

In My Mailbox: November 29 - December 5, 2010

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by The Story Siren.


Won


Revolution by Jennifer Donnelly

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.

Thanks to Random Buzzers! I WoWed this book a while back, so I'm really excited to read it! I love when the past and present collide in a novel - it really gives an an epic feel. It also spans continents and lives and just sounds so mysterious and heart-wrenching. What more could a girl want?

What's in your mailbox this week?


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7 comments:

Lori said...

I think this book sounds so good! Enjoy!!

Trisha Wolfe said...

Can't wait to see your review on this! I've been wanting to read it =D Awesome win!

J-9 said...

Hello,

I am a new follower of your site, but I am very happy to be able to give you the Life is Good Blogger award.

You can get your award here, http://j9books.blogspot.com/2010/12/life-is-good-award.html

Cheers!!!!

Alison said...

Great book! I really want to read this.
BTW, I'm a new follower. I'm surprised I wasn't following you before...but now I am.
My IMM

Aisle B said...

Congrats on this terrific win, i got this as a scorpio b day gift :) Very happy with it and now just have to read it :)

bibliophile brouhaha said...

Ahhhhh, I am completely in love with Revolution - haha, check out my recent post for proof! please let me know how you like it :)

Happy Reading!!

-Linds, bibliophile brouhaha

Amber Griffiths said...

I've heard such great things about this books, I have you enjoy it!

Yet another book that's on my wishlist.

Have a good week :)

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