The Red Necklace
by Sally Gardner
Summary: Yann Margoza, a young magician's apprentice, meets Sido, the daughter of a self-indulgent, heartless marquis, on the fateful night when Yann's life begins to unravel. Their two lives become entwined along with the evil plots of the treacherous Count Vallovski. Against the backdrop of the emerging French Revolution, this story unfolds with much intrigue, suspense, and romance.
Thoughts: The haunting story of Yann and Sido is a captivating historical piece. The turbulent times in France are the perfect setting for this exciting, eventful tale. The story leaves a strong possibility of a sequel which I hope the author pursues!