Lawyer, mother, avid reader. Game host extraordinaire! Partner in crime to Obsidian Black Plague! My bookish weaknesses include classics, fantasy, YA, and agreeing to read more books than is even remotely possible.
Revolution by Jennifer Donnelly takes place in modern Paris and revolutionary Paris. I am a huge fan of Ms. Donnelly's ever since her fantastic YA novel A Northern Light, based upon the same murder that inspired Theodore Dreiser to write An American Tragedy. Her Rose historical trilogy - for adults - is rather fabulous as well.
Of them, though, I think that Revolution is my favorite. A double narrative, bound together by music and two young women, Revolution one of the best books I read in 2011.