Saturday, September 15, 2012

Book Review: Remembrance by Michelle Madow

Remembrance by Michelle Madow, paperback edition book cover


by Michelle Madow

Series: Transcend Time #1
Genre: YA, sci-fi, romance
Date published: July 25, 2011
Source: Author (thanks, Michelle!)

Summary (Goodreads):

Lizzie Davenport has been reincarnated from Regency Era, England ... but she doesn't know it yet.

Then Drew Carmichael transfers into Lizzie's high school at the beginning of the year, and she feels a connection to him, almost like she knows him. She can't stop thinking about him, but whenever she tries talking with him about the mysteries behind her feelings, he makes it clear that he wants nothing to do with her. Reaching him is even more difficult because she has a boyfriend, Jeremy, who has started to become full of himself after being elected co-captain of the varsity soccer team, and her flirtatious best friend Chelsea starts dating Drew soon after his arrival. So why can't she get him out of her mind?

Even though Lizzie knows she should let go of her fascination with Drew, fighting fate isn't going to be easy.


My Thoughts:

Remembrance is a book about reincarnated romance. I have to admit that I've read few books with the same theme and I'm hoping to be welcome by fresh kind of story and not exactly like the others. Remembrance is quite different, alas.

While other books about reincarnation talks about how the two protagonist loved each other, can't live without the other, how these characters have these uber cheesy lines but NO explanation why do they lived generation after generation..Madow puts a clear answer to the Why? of a reader. And for me, it's kinda refreshing and a good news.

The book was told in Lizzie POV and started right away obsessing about this new *hot* guy. I appreciated that it started on what is the point of the story. What I didn't understand was, it started, goes on, and on and on and ended with her talking about Drew. Drew. Drew.
When they're finally together, I didn't feel the spark or the romance that much. I just sit there, read and felt nothing. Another thing: some of the scenes are predictable. I knew what will happen next even before it will. I dislike that on the books I read. I feel like I've known it before I read it.

I really liked the fact that this book was inspired of the song and music video of Taylor Swift's Love Story. Well, if it wasn't that obvious, I'm a huge fan of hers. There are times when I was reading the book I wanted to ask the author, Are you also a fan of Taylor? Because some parts were like, described her. Or her music. Especially the guy's name: Drew. Was it Drew from Teardrops on My Guitar? Lizzie. She was described as TS. Blonde, curly hair (which was obviously her because this book was inspired by Love Story, after all). And other simple things that remind me of Taylor. And then I thought, maybe it was just me being a fan.

Overall, it was nice, easy read. The only things that I didn't liked much about this book were the ones I've written above.

I received an ebook copy from the author in exchange of an honest review.


For all romance readers. Who likes reincarnation-themed books. Taylor fan? :)

Book cover comment/s:

I loved it.


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  1. Sounds like an interesting read. I haven't read a lot of books with this theme, but it sounds nice. I like the cover! And yay! for you that the author was inspired by your favourite singer! That's pretty cool.

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  2. Hey, just returning the favor from FF and stopping by. I LOVE that you have the add to Goodreads button on your reviews! So convenient!

    1. Thanks! Glad you appreciated it.
      I am a reader of reviews, too, and I thought having a button to Goodreads on the book you're talking about is, as you said, convenient. That's why I'm doing it for my reviews! :))


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