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I Belong


Giveaway: Revolution by Jennifer Donnelly

Revolution is a story about two girls – one who lives in present day Brooklyn and one who lived in 18th Century Paris and witnessed the horrors of the French Revolution.  I haven’t had a chance to read this book yet, but everyone I know who’s read this book – LOVED it.

Synopsis (Product Description):

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.

GIVEAWAY GUIDELINES:

One lucky commenter will have a chance to win a copy of Revolution.

To enter, leave a comment below answering the following question:

Tell us something that you know about the French Revolution or something about that era that fascinates you?

1. +1 entry for answering the question (required).

2. +2 entries for becoming a follower of this blog and Dark Faerie Tales on Twitter.

3. +3 entries for tweeting about this contest, blogging about it, linking via your sidebar etc…(please tell me where!).

4. Giveaway is open to US and Canadian residents only.

5. Please include your email address in your comment.

6. Giveaway ends Saturday, October 16th at 11:59 PM EST.

7. The winner will be picked with the help of Random.org.

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31 Responses to “Giveaway: Revolution by Jennifer Donnelly

  1. MelissaNo Gravatar
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    I’ve always found it interesting how Marie A. was coined as a big spender, but some of the times it was her aids buying things for her.

    Melissa
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  2. Christina/Book AddictNo Gravatar
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    I remember learning about the Women’s March on Versailles. I always found that to be fascinating. Thanks for this great giveaway!

    Christina moc.camnull@723sirhC
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  3. KarenNo Gravatar
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    I’m sort of fascinated by how Robespierre rose to power and was able to incite the Reign of Terror..Oh and I’m really impressed how the French Revolution is so popular in books etc, even the manga Rose of Versailles! (:

    blissfulrains(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  4. Theresa MNo Gravatar
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    +1 Well since I haven’t learned about the French Revolution since 8th grade, the only thing I really know about it was that Marie Antoinette was Queen and she spent a lot of money which made people rather unhappy and she was nicknamed “Madame Deficit.” Oh yeah, and a lot of people’s heads got cut off at the guillotine…

    +2 follower via GFC and twitter @Theresa_9
    +3 tweet: http://twitter.com/#!/Theresa_9/status/26285571223

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    Thanks for another great giveaway!

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  5. lulilutNo Gravatar
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    +1 I think the most heart wrenching moments were between Marie Antoinette and her children. Especially when her son, Louis Charles was taken from her and she would stand at the prison window for hours hoping for a glimpse of him.
    +2 Follower for blog & twitter
    +3 http://twitter.com/lulilut/status/26284505420

    Thanks for the giveaway
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  6. BJNo Gravatar
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    I know it had a massive power shift between church and state.
    But it amazing me how most “wars” have something to do with Church and state yet they are not suppose to have nothing to do with each other…LOL
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    Twitter follower #1
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    twitter follower #2
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    Giveaway: Revolution by Jennifer Donnelly http://bit.ly/abzCda
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    Tweeted #2
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    tweeted #3
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  12. FredaNo Gravatar
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    +1 I’ve always found the fashion and furnishings to be simply beautiful during the French Revolution period.

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    +3 tweet; http://twitter.com/#!/fredalicious/status/26287982473

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  13. Casey (The Bookish Type)No Gravatar
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    +1 Tell us something that you know about the French Revolution or something about that era that fascinates you?

    I’ve always found the mythology surrounding Napoleon fascinating. After everything he did, he still had legions following him when he attempted to reclaim France. What kind of brainwashing power must he have had??

    +2 entries for becoming a follower of this blog and Dark Faerie Tales on Twitter. (Casey The Bookish Type, @The_BooksihType)

    +3 Sidebar: http://thebookishtype.blogspot.com/

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    Thank you so much!

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  14. Ashley @ Ashley's BookshelfNo Gravatar
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    +1 I learned about that a long time ago, but I know it was between church and state :D

    +2 entries for becoming a follower of this blog and Dark Faerie Tales on Twitter. 9@ashleybookshelf)

    +3 entries for tweeting about this contest, blogging about it, linking via your sidebar etc…(please tell me where!).

    Twitter – http://twitter.com/#!/ashleybookshelf/status/26280239506

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  15. Ashley @ Ashley's BookshelfNo Gravatar
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    Sorry I left the wrong twitter link: http://twitter.com/#!/ashleybookshelf/status/26298217170

    Also forgot my email:

    moc.liamgnull@flehskoobsyelhsa

    Ashley’s Bookshelf

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  16. JessicaNo Gravatar
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    Did you know that Louis XIV had a robe made entirely of diamonds sewn together that he wore once…just once!…to meet Ambassadors from China? No wonder the French revolted…

    +2 – follower

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  17. debpNo Gravatar
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    There is no actual record of Marie Antoinette saying, let them eat cake. Scholars don’t think she actually said it.
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  18. ShaihaNo Gravatar
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    I don’t recall a lot about the French Revolution other then the fact that it was the people uprising to protest the fact that they couldn’t afford food for their tables while the nobility was throwing money around.

    I am a follower thru GFRC & twitter

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  19. MoridinNo Gravatar
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    I’m going to go with the obvious and say that it happened in France.

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  20. JennaNo Gravatar
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    +1 The most intersting part of the French Revolution, to me, is the literature it inspired. I had to read A Tale Of Two Cities for summer homework for my AP Lit class. The violence and poverty were pretty intense.

    +2 follower.

    Thanks for the contest!

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  21. AmburNo Gravatar
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    +1 For answering the question:
    I always found the evolution of philosophical thinking around that time fascinating. How all the philosophers thought of different government systems, and how they all met to discuss intellectual ideas. The Inquistion, Louis XVI and Marie Antionette are definitely other things that stick out in my mind. The class system th duchesses and all that also fascinate me, it’d be kind of neat to have a title. :)

    +2 I’m a GFC Follower (.Ambur.) and a twitter follower (@AmburHostyn)

    Thanks for the awesome giveaway and the chance to win it! :D
    Ambur
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  22. Lauren MNo Gravatar
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    Most of my knowledge of the French Revolution comes from A Tale of Two Cities (this really shows which classes I paid attention to!). I think the French Revolution was a superb example of the mob mentality, which is interesting from a sociological perspective. The power really was with the citizens as a group.

    +2 for being a blog and twitter follower (@renkellym)
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  23. Bookish in a BoxNo Gravatar
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    The dresses! Well, the dresses of the nobility at least.

    +1 Answer the question
    +2 Blog follower & Twitter follower @bookishinabox
    +3 Link: http://bookishinabox.blogspot.com/2010/10/giveaways-week-of-103.html

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    Thanks!

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  24. Jenny NNo Gravatar
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    +1 I really don’t know much about it but I do like learning about history. Maybe the only thing I know is what happened with Marie Antoinette.

    +2 Blog and twitter follower (@Jullysay)

    +3 Sidebar: http://jennys-books.blogspot.com

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  25. Katie ANo Gravatar
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    The guillotine was very IN. And rioting. Lots and lots of rioting. And poor Marie Antoinette lost her head…

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  26. Kailia SageNo Gravatar
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    +1 I think the way things changed! Some for the best but others for the worst. Marie Antoinette was queen and she wasn’t really a favorite among the people.

    +2 follower of blog and on twitter @KailiaSage

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  27. Shannon NaugleNo Gravatar
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    +1 Marie Antoinette was rumored to have taken her papillon to the guillotine with her

    +2 blog and twitter follower

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  28. JessyNo Gravatar
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    France was very close to bankruptcy due to all of the wars.
    +2-Blog and Twitter follower @emma015
    +3-Tweeted: http://twitter.com/Emma015/statuses/26873473186

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  29. Jennelle SNo Gravatar
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    I’m a little rusty on my history, the one thing I know, that i think everyone knows, is that Marie Antoinette was executed by guillotine.

    I follow by both twitter and GFC as sablelexi

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  30. JulieNo Gravatar
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    Tell us something that you know about the French Revolution or something about that era that fascinates you?

    The famous “let them eat cake” quote is fascinating because it shows the lack of care and understanding the queen had for her people.

    1. +1 entry for answering the question (required).

    2. +2 entries for becoming a follower of this blog and Dark Faerie Tales on Twitter.

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  31. LainaNo Gravatar
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    +1 I actually don’t know much about that period. I don’t think it’s been written about in YA very much, so this one sounds really interesting!!
    +2 Follower on both twitter and of the blog
    +3 I blogged here: http://bookcontestlinks.blogspot.com/2010/10/october-12th-2010.html

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