I absolutely fell in love with this book. I couldn't put it down and didn't want it to end. Jennifer Donnelly writes historical fiction like no one else. She manages to intricately weave the French Revolution and the evolution of music with a teenage girls struggle with losing her brother and the resulting depression and family chaos. It's absolutely breath-taking.
Until the last few chapters.
The end is incredibly bizarre and cheesy and made me kind of sad because I loved the rest of the book so much.
I still think it's worth the read, but consider yourself warned. :)