Sunday Sequel

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Sunday Sequel was created by my affiliate, Amber Skye over at Reading Addict. Every Sunday I will post about a sequel I can't wait to read! This week, my post is about  Silence, the third book in the Hush, Hush series.




Although I have yet to read both Hush, Hush and Crescendo by Becca Fitzpatrick, I have heard great things about both. I am planning on reading them soon, and I love knowing that a series I am going to start is going to continue!

Affiliate News and My Reason Behind It

Saturday, February 26, 2011

This week my affiliate, Amber Skye, has posted two reviews and a Waiting on Wednesday. Click HERE to be taken to Amber's blog, Reading Addict.

The first review was of The False Princess by Ellis O'Neal. The story is about a girl who thinks she is the princess, but later finds out she was just a stand-in to keep the real princess safe. Although it looks great, Amber's REVIEW says she was disappointed, and her high expectations were not met.

The second of Amber's reviews this week is Dark Mirror by M.J. Putney. The book looked fantastic...but after hearing about it from Amber, I have decided not to bother with this book. Click HERE to read Amber's review.

My Reason For Affiliate News:

In my opinion, Affiliate News isn't just about spreading the word about new books. I think it's a way to support your affiliate, and to help them to be notice.

My affiliate, Amber Skye at Reading Addict, doesn't actually need more followers as she has 300, but I still find it necessary to post about the goings-on over at her blog. Not only am I friends with her, but I think her reviews are fantastic. They are full of insight and I always trust her opinion when I am buying books or signing up for ARC tours.

Amber is also responsible for me creating a blog. She helped me set it up, and is almost my "blog mentor", if there is such a thing. I am thankful to Amber, and I find posting about her blog weekly helps me give back to her by getting her amazing blog recognized. I hope you enjoy her site, Reading Addict.

Film Friday: Red Riding Hood

Friday, February 25, 2011

I have come up with my own meme, Film Friday. Every week I will talk about a movie that is being adapted from a book. I will update you with news of the upcoming film. This week's topic is the upcoming movie, Red Riding Hood!

The movie is based on the book by author Sarah Blakley-Cartwright, which is based on the screenplay written by David Leslie Johnson. I am excited to read the book, and I hope the movie will be fantastic, seeing as it was made into a screenplay first.

When I first heard about the film, I though, ugh, Twilight has taken over again. I loved the Twilight books, but they seem to be making a lot of the same movies and books now. All centering around the love story between a real and fantastically creature. Also, I was worried it would be another take on Twilight when I heard that Twilight's director, Catherine Hardwicke, was directing this film, and a few of the cast members were being transplanted into the woods. It didn't help that the actor playing the werewolf auditioned for the role of Edward Cullen, and almost made it. However, I have decided to overlook the things that tie it to the Twilight Saga, and try to enjoy the movie as the seperate entity it is.


The lead character, Valerie, is played by Amanda Seyfried. I am looking forward to seeing her in this more serious role. I thought she did a great job in Dear John, which I much prefered to her more comedic roles in Mamma Mia and Mean Girls! The other lead, Peter, is played by Shiloh Fernandez, who, in my opinion, looks like he could be a wolf. His eyes are wolf-like, I think.


One other thing that has drawn me to this movie is the fact that Leonardo DiCaprio is producing it. If he is on board with the project, I am going to watch it, because he is my favourite actor. Everyday I see the Titanic, and "I'm the king of the world!" flashes through my mind.

I hope this movie lives up to my expectations! It will be in theatres on Friday, 11th March, 2011.

Review: Sea Change by Aimee Friedman

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Title: Sea Change
Author: Aimee Friedman
Series: --
Book #: 1
Page #: 292
Release Date: 1st June, 2009
My Rating: 4

Sixteen-year-old Miranda Merchant is great at science. . .and not so great with boys. After major drama with her boyfriend and (now ex) best friend, she's happy to spend the summer on small, mysterious Selkie Island, helping her mother sort out her late grandmother's estate.



There, Miranda finds new friends and an island with a mysterious, mystical history, presenting her with facts her logical, scientific mind can't make sense of. She also meets Leo, who challenges everything she thought she knew about boys, friendship. . .and reality.


Is Leo hiding something? Or is he something that she never could have imagined?

Waiting on Wednesday

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Waiting On Wednesday was created by Jill at Breaking The Spine. It's a weekly post where you share the books you can't wait to read! Check out the Waiting on Wednesday posts on my affiliate, Amber Skye's blog, Reading Addict! This week's Waiting on Wednesday post is dedicated to Red Riding Hood by Sarah Blakley-Cartwright, on which the knew movie is based on. Look out for my Film Friday which will be based upon the upcoming adaptation.

The blacksmith would marry her.


The woodcutter would run away with her.
The werewolf would turn her into one of its own.
Valerie's sister was beautiful, kind, and sweet. Now she is dead. Henry, the handsome son of the blacksmith, tries to console Valerie, but her wild heart beats fast for another: the outcast woodcutter, Peter, who offers Valerie another life far from home.
After her sister's violent death, Valerie's world begins to spiral out of control. For generations, the Wolf has been kept at bay with a monthly sacrifice. But now no one is safe. When an expert Wolf hunter arrives, the villagers learn that the creature lives among them--it could be anyone in town.
It soon becomes clear that Valerie is the only one who can hear the voice of the creature. The Wolf says she must surrender herself before the blood moon wanes...or everyone she loves will die.

I'm excited to read the book! It looks exciting and fast-paced, with a romantic storyline also. I hope I'm not disappointed by it! Look out for my review.

Teaser Tuesday

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Teaser Tuesday is a meme created by MizB at Should Be Reading and it's open to everyone! Here are the instructions from my affiliate, Amber at Reading Addict:


-Grab your current read.
-Open to a random page.
-Share a couple of “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page.
-BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)



" “You lost?” the boy called, waving one arm at me.
 
“Not at all,” I replied defensively, squaring my shoulders. “I was just exploring.”
The boy came closer. “It’s not a great idea to go exploring by yourself on Siren Beach,” he said. His voice was deep but a little raspy, and his Southern accent was different from CeeCee’s and the others; in a way I couldn’t quite define.
“Why?” I demanded, suddenly annoyed that this boy had appeared out of nowhere to break into my thoughts. I could feel my patience running low, like an uncharged battery. “Because of the ‘sea serpents’?” I asked, making air quotes.
 
“You know about the sea serpents?” He was standing before me now, a smile tugging at his full lips. His eyes were a clear, brilliant green, unmuddied by traces of brown or gray.
“I know they’re nonsense,” I replied, crossing my arms over my chest.

The boy swept his gaze over my face, and my heart flip-flopped."


My thoughts: So far, this book is a fantastic mix of mystery, romance, and self-discovery. Look out for my review soon!!




ARC Review: Fallen Under by Gwen Hayes

Monday, February 21, 2011


Title: Fallen Under
Author: Gwen Hayes
Series: --
Book #: 1
Page #: 336
Release Date: March 1st, 2011
My Rating: 4.5

Theia Alderson has always led a sheltered life in the small California town of Serendipity Falls. But when a devastatingly handsome boy appears in the halls of her school, Theia knows she's seen Haden before- not around town, but in her dreams.




As the Haden of both the night and the day beckons her closer one moment and pushes her away the next, the only thing Theia knows for sure is that the incredible pull she feels towards him is stronger than her fear.


And when she discovers what Haden truly is, Theia's not sure if she wants to resist him, even if the cost is her soul.

Perfect Chemistry Giveaway Winner!

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Congratulations to the winner of Perfect Chemistry, AMBER SKYE!!

I have already emailed Amber. Hopefully she will reply soon, so I can send her prize off as soon as possible. Also, I have a fantastic event planned for next month, so check back soon to enter in that. I'm doing a special extra entry for those of you who entered in this giveaway!

Waiting on Wednesday

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Waiting On Wednesday was created by Jill at Breaking The Spine. It's a weekly post where you share the books you can't wait to read! Check out the Waiting on Wednesday posts on my affiliate, Amber Skye's blog, Reading Addict! This week's Waiting on Wednesday post is about the upcoming novel, I am Number Four by Pittacus Lore.


About the Book:
In the beginning they were a group of nine. Nine aliens who left their home planet of Lorien when it fell under attack by the evil Mogadorian. Nine aliens who scattered on Earth. Nine aliens who look like ordinary teenagers living ordinary lives, but who have extraordinary, paranormal skills. Nine aliens who might be sitting next to you now.



The Nine had to separate and go into hiding. The Mogadorian caught Number One in Malaysia, Number Two in England, and Number Three in Kenya. All of them were killed. John Smith, of Paradise, Ohio, is Number Four. He knows that he is next.


I AM NUMBER FOUR is the thrilling launch of a series about an exceptional group of teens as they struggle to outrun their past, discover their future—and live a normal life on Earth.
I AM NUMBER FOUR.
I AM NEXT.
(from goodreads)
 
My thoughts:
I have heard fantastic things about this novel, and I am very excited to read it. Hopefully I will have read it before the movie comes out. The movie also looks great...and not just because Alex Pettyfer is starring in it!

ARC Review: Wither by Lauren Destefano

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Title: Wither
Author: Lauren DeStefano
Series: The Chemical Garden Trilogy
Book #: 1
Page #: 358
Release Date: March 22nd, 2011
My Rating: 4

What if you knew exactly when you would die?



Thanks to modern science, every human being has become a ticking genetic time bomb—males only live to age twenty-five, and females only live to age twenty. In this bleak landscape, young girls are kidnapped and forced into polygamous marriages to keep the population from dying out.
When sixteen-year-old Rhine Ellery is taken by the Gatherers to become a bride, she enters a world of wealth and privilege. Despite her husband Linden's genuine love for her, and a tenuous trust among her sister wives, Rhine has one purpose: to escape—to find her twin brother and go home.


But Rhine has more to contend with than losing her freedom. Linden's eccentric father is bent on finding an antidote to the genetic virus that is getting closer to taking his son, even if it means collecting corpses in order to test his experiments. With the help of Gabriel, a servant Rhine is growing dangerously attracted to, Rhine attempts to break free, in the limted time she has left.(from goodreads.com)

Mini Book Challenge 2011- Lazy Girl Reads

Saturday, February 5, 2011

I have joined another challenge for this year. From now until April 2011, Lazy Girl Reads is hosting a "mini" challenge. To participate in the challenge, sign up HERE. For the challenge, you read four books:

1. Something Old
2. Something New
3. Something Borrowed
4. Something Blue

I think the first three are self-explanatory, but the for the " Something Blue" book, you read something with a blue cover, blue in the title, or a book having to do with the sea.

For my challenge books, I have chosen:
(When I complete the book, I will mark it in pink and link it to my review!)

1. Something Old-
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte, my favourite book.


3. Something Borrowed-
Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare

4. Something Blue-
Grecian Holiday by Kate Cann (Author Interview HERE)

In My Mailbox + Affiliate News

In My Mailbox is a meme hosted by The Story Siren and inspired by Alea at Pop Culture Junkie. In My Mailbox is a list of the books I have bought, borrowed, or won from that week.

This week I have received two books for review. The first is The Anti-Prom by Abby MacDonald and the second is Wither by Lauren DeStefano. The first was a little disappointing for me...I didn't enjoy it as much as I had expected. My week was made a lot better, however, when I read Wither. It was a fantastic read that really made me think. Click HERE for my review of The Anti-Prom. Update: click here HERE for my review of Wither.



This week I bought one book, Red Riding Hood by Sarah Blakley-Cartwright. The upcoming movie, which is going to be released in about  month looks fantastic. I'm looking forward to the dark and romantic version of the old fairytale. Look out for my review!

Affiliate News!
This week, my affiliate, Amber Skye at Reading Addict has posted her review of Lauren Oliver's new book, Delirium. The book is set in a future where love is a disease, and people will do anything to get rid of it. Click HERE for her fantastic review! She has also posted a fan-made video about Rue and Katniss, and a review of Deborah Kerbel's novel, Lure. Click HERE for the review of Lure.

Author Interview: Kate Cann!

Friday, February 4, 2011


            
For my first author interview, I am very pleased to introduce one of my favourite authors, Kate Cann! Kate is the author of many books, including the Beach Books series, the Diving In series, and a new book called Possessed! Click HERE for her goodreads page, and HERE to buy Kate's books on Amazon.com, and click HERE to buy a personalized copy of Art's Story (the fourth book in the Art and Coll series) and to see the other books Kate has released in America!

- First of all, would you mind giving us a brief bio?
** I live in Hampshire, England with my husband, in a lovely rural spot that's close enough to London to go there regularly. I have two grown up kids, two degrees in English and American Lit, and I was an editor before I became a writer. Do look at my website http://www.katecann.com/ for more stuff!



- When and why did you start writing?
** Over 15 years ago, I was editing lots of teenage books and I hated the sexual hypocrisy in some of the books - either really negative, or sugary and fake. I wanted to show the intense, positive power of a healthy first relationship. So I wrote the Diving In trilogy, about Coll and Art. There aren't any mobile phones in them, but I think the message in them is even more important today!



- I love the Beach Books, they are fun reads that take you to different places filled with sun, romance, and freedom. What was your inspiration? Have you been to all of the holiday destinations the books are set in?
** Thank you! And I think you've put your finger on it - they're all about freedom and being somewhere very different, where you can be different. I had a very sheltered life as a young teenager and at 16 I went to the tiny island of Gozo with a friend and her family and I found the exoticness and the heat quite overwhelming. Yes - I've been to all those places. In fact I part owned the lovely villa in Spanish Holiday for a while - very useful research!


- Art and Coll have a relationship that is realistic, yet difficult. Did you use any personal experience when you were writing the Art and Coll series?
** Um, yes. When I was a teenager I had my Greg and Art! But it's not really autobiographical. I think writing is very much a fusion of real experience and the imagination.


- How did you come up with the ghost story for Possessed?
** It's not really a ghost story. More about ancient evil that permeates the stones of an ancient manor house, and a group of weird kids who are drawn to it, who draw the heroine dangerously in …. I'm interested in how powerful groups of kids can be, all that peer pressure, and the ancient legends of England. Morton's keep is based on a real 1000 year old manor house, and I stayed in one of its haunted bedrooms for research …one of the most terrifying nights of my life!



- What are your favourite books, or books that have inspired your writing?
** My husband thinks I endlessly rewrite Jane Eyre! I love that book - her courage and passion and clear-sightedness. I also love Doris Lessing, A. S. Byatt, Iris Murdoch,



- Do you have anything in the works, at the moment? What do you think you would like to write next?
**Yes, Yippee!!! In fact your blogsite is the first to know! I've just been given a contract to write WITCH CRAG, a dystopian novel about two girls and a boy who escape their repressive hill fort home and try their luck getting to Witch Crag …. where worse dangers await them ….



- Thank you very much, Kate! Is there anything you would like to add?
**Thank you for getting in touch, Eliza, I think your blogsite is great! Kate xx

Review: The Anti-Prom by Abby McDonald

Title: The Anti-Prom
Author:  Abby McDonald
Series: -
Book #: 1
Release Date: April
Page #: 288
My Rating: 2.5

Three unlikely allies team up for a night of rebellion, romance, and revenge in a high-stakes dramedy from acclaimed young author Abby McDonald.



They’ve spent years at the same high school without speaking a word to one another, but that’s all about to change. Popular Bliss was having the perfect prom until she found her BFF and boyfriend making out in the back of a limo. Bad girl Jolene wouldn’t be caught dead at the prom, yet here she is, trussed up in pink ruffles, risking her reputation for some guy - some guy who is forty minutes late. And shy, studious, ├╝ber-planner Meg never counted on her date’s standing her up and leaving her idling in the parking lot outside the prom. Get ready for The Anti-Prom, Abby McDonald’s hilarious, heart-tugging tale about three girls and one unforgettable prom night.

Follow Friday at Parajunkee's View


Follow Friday is an event hosted every week by Parajunkee's View, letting members of the blogging world connect with each other. Here are the rules from Parajunkee:

To join the fun and make now book blogger friends, just follow these simple rules:

1. Follow the Follow My Book Blog Friday Host { Parajunkee.com } and any one else you want to follow on the list

2. Follow our Featured Bloggers - http://www.loganeturner.com/

3. Put your Blog name & URL in the Linky thing.

4. Grab the button up there and place it in a post, this post is for people to find a place to say hi in your comments

5. Follow Follow Follow as many as you can, as many as you want, or just follow a few. The whole point is to make new friends and find new blogs. Also, don't just follow, comment and say hi. Another blogger might not know you are a new follower if you don't say "HI"

6. If someone comments and says they are following you, be a dear and follow back. Spread the Love...and the followers

7. If you want to show the link list, just follow the link below the entries and copy and paste it within your post!


8. If you're new to the follow friday hop, comment and let me know, so I can stop by and check out your blog!

There will also be a question every week, letting the readers get to know the blogger a little better. This week's question is:

"What is the book you are currently 'pushing'?"
(Pushing means trying to get people to read the book)

My Answer:
The Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare. I love the entire series, but I am specifically pushing City of Fallen Angels, the fourth book in the series which is coming out in April. I can't wait for the next book in the series, so I can read about Jace again!!

Crazy for Books: Blogger Hop

Jennifer at Crazy for Books puts on an event every week called the Book Blogger Hop. This event connects a book blogger to other book blogger, and it seems fun! Anyone who has a book blog can enter if they primarily post about books. Click HERE to read more about it and enter the list. You do not have to enter the list every week, you can do it whenever you like. Every week that you enter, you have to answer a question from another participant.


This week's question:

"What are you reading now and why are you reading it?"

My answer: I am reading two books at the moment, The Anti-Prom by Abby McDonald and The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald. I'm reading The Anti-Prom for an ARC tour, and The Great Gatsby for school. So far, the books are okay reads. I'm not far enough into The Great Gatsby to say yet, but look out for my reviews of both books! What are you reading this week?

While you are here, don't forget to sign up for my giveaway of Perfect Chemistry HERE!


Mermaids...A New Trend for 2011

Thursday, February 3, 2011

I love mermaid stories, so I'm excited by the new trend I'm seeing. This year it seems like mermaid books are popping out everywhere. I love the fantasy and the magic behind each story, and I can't wait to be immersed in the underwater tales that are being released this year.

Mermaid: A Twist on the Classic Tale
By Carolyn Tergeon
Mermaid: A Twist on the Classic Tale

The story of two very different women, one mortal, one mermaid, and the clash between worlds best kept apart... It is a cold day at the end of the world when a young woman, a princess in hiding, looks out across a Northern sea and sees something she could not have seen. It looks...it can't be. It looks like a mermaid's tail. And, as she looks more closely, she sees that the mermaid is dragging a drowning sailor in her arms. Because, only hours before, another princess, the daughter of the sea queen, has decided to risk everything and take a look at the world above the sea: the world of mortals. And there she finds a storm, a shipwreck, a sailor, and sets in train events which will change both women's worlds forever.

Expected Release Date: March 3rd, 2011




Between the Sky and Sea
By Jaclyn Dolamore

Between the Sea and Sky
For as long as Esmerine can remember, she has longed to join her older sister, Dosinia, as a siren--the highest calling a mermaid can have. Then Dosinia runs away to the mainland, and Esmerine is sent to retrieve her. Using magic to transform her tail into legs, she makes her way unsteadily to the capital city. There she comes upon a friend she hasn't seen since childhood--a dashing young man named Alandare, who belongs to a winged race of people. As Esmerine and Alandare band together to search for Dosinia, they rekindle a friendship . . . and ignite the emotions for a love so great it cannot be bound by sea, land, or air.

Expected Release Date: June 7th, 2011






Fins are Forever (Fins #2)
By Tera Lynn Childs

Fins Are Forever (Fins, #2)On Lily Sanderson’s eighteenth birthday she’ll become just a girl—still a mer girl, true, but signing the renunciation paperwork will ink Princess Waterlily of Thalassinia out of existence. That leaves plain old Lily living on land, dating the boy she loves, and trying to master this being human thing once and for all.

Now that Lily and Quince are together, mer-bond or not, she’s almost content to give up her place in the royal succession of Thalassinia. But just when she thinks she has everything figured out, Lily’s father sends a certain whirlpool-stirring cousin to stay with her on land. What did Doe do to get herself exiled from Thalassinia and stuck in terraped form, when everyone knows how much she hates humans? And why why why is she batting her eyelashes at Lily’s former crush, Brody?

The seafoam on the surf comes when a merboy from Lily’s past shows up. Tellin asks Lily for something that clouds her view of the horizon. There’s a future with Quince on land, her loyalty to the kingdom in the sea, and Lily tossing on the waves in the middle. Will she find a way to reconcile her love, her duty, and her dreams?

Expected Release Date: July 1st, 2011

Lost Voices
By Sarah Porter

Lost Voices (Lost Voices, #1)What happens to the girls nobody sees—the ones who are ignored, mistreated, hidden away? The girls nobody hears when they cry for help?

Fourteen-year-old Luce is one of those lost girls. After her father vanishes in a storm at sea, she is stuck in a grim, gray Alaskan fishing village with her alcoholic uncle. When her uncle crosses an unspeakable line, Luce reaches the depths of despair. Abandoned on the cliffs near her home, she expects to die when she tumbles to the icy, churning waves below. Instead, she undergoes an astonishing transformation and becomes a mermaid.

A tribe of mermaids finds Luce and welcomes her in—all of them, like her, lost girls who surrendered their humanity in the darkest moments of their lives. The mermaids are beautiful, free, and ageless, and Luce is thrilled with her new life until she discovers the catch: they feel an uncontrollable desire to drown seafarers, using their enchanted voices to lure ships into the rocks.

Luce’s own talent at singing captures the attention of the tribe’s queen, the fierce and elegant Catarina, and Luce soon finds herself pressured to join in committing mass murder. Luce’s struggle to retain her inner humanity puts her at odds with her friends; even worse, Catarina seems to regard Luce as a potential rival. But the appearance of a devious new mermaid brings a real threat to Catarina’s leadership and endangers the very existence of the tribe. Can Luce find the courage to challenge the newcomer, even at the risk of becoming rejected and alone once again?

Lost Voices is a captivating and wildly original tale about finding a voice, the healing power of friendship, and the strength it takes to forgive.
 
Expected Release Date: July 4th, 2011
Waiting On Wednesday was created by Jill at Breaking The Spine. It's a weekly post where you share the books you can't wait to read! Check out the Waiting on Wednesday posts on my affiliate, Amber Skye's blog, Reading Addict! This week's Waiting on Wednesday post is about the upcoming novel, Haven by Kristi Cook!


About the Book:

One month into her junior year, sixteen-year-old Violet McKenna transfers to the Winterhaven School in New York’s Hudson Valley, inexplicably drawn to the boarding school with high hopes. Leaving Atlanta behind, she’s looking forward to a fresh start--a new school, and new classmates who will not know her deepest, darkest secret, the one she’s tried to hide all her life: strange, foreboding visions of the future.



But Winterhaven has secrets of its own, secrets that run far deeper than Violet’s. Everyone there--every student, every teacher--has psychic abilities, 'gifts and talents,' they like to call them. Once the initial shock of discovery wears off, Violet realizes that the school is a safe haven for people like her. Soon, Violet has a new circle of friends, a new life, and maybe even a boyfriend--Aidan Gray, perhaps the smartest, hottest guy at Winterhaven.


Only there’s more to Aidan than meets the eye--much, much more. And once she learns the horrible truth, there’s no turning back from her destiny. Their destiny. Together, Violet and Aidan must face a common enemy--if only they can do so without destroying each other first.
(from goodreads).

My thoughts:

This book looks like a cross between The Body Finder and Twilight for me. I enjoyed both books, (check out my review of the Body Finder HERE), so hopefully I will find this one as entertaining and intriguing. Watch out for it when it releases February 22nd!

Waiting on Wednesday

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Waiting On Wednesday was created by Jill at Breaking The Spine. It's a weekly post where you share the books you can't wait to read! Check out the Waiting on Wednesday posts on my affiliate, Amber Skye's blog, Reading Addict! This week's Waiting on Wednesday post is about the upcoming novel, Revolution by Jennifer Donelly.
Revolution

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.


My Thoughts: I think this book looks fantastic. If the author has "artfully" mixed two centuries, then I am sure it will be an interesting read. The book has already been released for about six months, so hopefully I will read it soon!