`Intelligent, absorbing and original . . . my book of the month - if not the year'
--Fiona Noble, The Bookseller
`I started the book late one night, planning to just read a chapter to give me a taste of it before heading off to bed. Eight chapters later I was still reading, engrossed in the story . . . Donnelly's writing is amazing, with so much detail that I really felt like I was right there in Paris' --A Trillion Books
`I cannot think of the last time that I encountered such skilled storytelling as that which I have found in Revolution. Jennifer Donnelly is gifted in her ability not only to immerse the reader in history but also to write stunning contemporary fiction'
--The Mountains of Instead
`The story shows spoilt Andy growing into maturity and empathy, and the diary of the Terror is gripping. A pacy adventure for older readers, with appropriately salty language'
--The Financial Times
`A spellbinding tale of two cities and two eras . . . it gripped me for two days of fear, admiration and delight' --Reader's Digest
`Rich and ambitious . . . A great example of young adult fiction: beautifully written and thoroughly researched . . . there is an emotional vividness and a delight in story that will speak strongly to teenagers' --Guardian, Saturday Review
`Donnelly covers much ground and some big themes . . . with such a complex intertextual mix it could easily have gone horribly wrong, but Donnelly does it well: this was a book I was sad to finish'
--Guardian, Saturday Review
`A gripping if gritty read for teenagers . . . powerful, beautifully written and all absorbing, and on the way the reader learns a great deal about the Revolution'
`Meaty and brave, witty and clever' --Literary Review
`A sophisticated, crossover novel . . . This is a haunting, dark, complex mystery, leavened by flashes of humour, about the redemptive power of love and (in the other sense of "revolution") the ways in which things come round. This historical novel demonstrates that, however technology changes, good story-telling endures'
`Donnelly has executed an ambitious story with enormous scope and I highly recommend it to mature readers'
`One of my favourite books of the year. Love, loss, hope, redemption and forgiveness: Revolution is about all of these things and more . . . If you don't know any teens to buy this for at Christmas, it's definitely worth treating yourself' --Daily Express
`Donnelly's ambition and scope reap rich rewards in this beautifully written story of two young women divided by 200 years . . . Donnelly is a remarkable talent and this is a remarkable book'
`Praised for its powerful writing and emotional strength, a worthy successor to Donnelly's Carnegie Award-winning A Gathering Light'