Saturday, October 22, 2011

Remembrance Review and Giveaway

A few weeks ago, Michelle Madow, author of Remembrance was looking for bloggers to read and review her new book. I was lucky enough to get a copy. In addition, Michelle agreed to do an interview and give me a copy to give away! Wahoooo! So without further ado, here's my review for Remembrance.

Goodreads' Synopsis: New Hampshire high school junior Lizzie Davenport has been reincarnated from Regency Era, England ... but she doesn't know it yet. 

Then Drew Carmichael transfers into Lizzie's 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 seem to get him out of her mind?

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

My review: 

I'll admit that romance and YA aren't really my forte, but this was a really cute story. Lizzie is your average high school girl. She does happen to be dating a star soccer player who is uber popular, and is of course gorgeous, but other than that is your average teen girl. She begins yet another mundane year of school, expecting the same old same old. Then, in walks Drew Carmichael. This scene almost reminded me of the scene in Twilight when Bella walks into class for the first time and Edward wants to eat her. In this case it is Lizzie sitting down and Drew who walks in. When she sees him, its as if she's known him forever, and yet she can't place him. She finds herself irresistibly drawn to Drew, even though she has a boyfriend and Drew starts dating her best friend. Then there's the fact that Drew is downright mean to her for most of the story. 

The supernatural element of the past lives was cute and not overly done. It was almost believable. There were times in the book that I really wanted Lizzie to stand up for herself and stop worrying about what others thought. Then I remembered how much I cared about what others thought when I was her age. I really liked this book, and I gave it 3.5 stars. I think if I was more of a fan of YA and romance, it would have gotten a 4.5. So if YA and romance are your thing, you will love this story. 

Now for the giveaway. If you win, Michelle will send you a copy of Remembrance. Just fill out the rafflecopter below for as many entries as you would like. Let me know if you find an error with the rafflecopter. Thanks!

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  1. I enjoy following Michelle on twitter. I'm glad you like the book

  2. OMG!! I want to read this book.

  3. This book is on my wish-list would love to read it soon! Thanks for the giveaway!

  4. Just fyi, if you leave a comment, it doesn't count unless you answer the question. I appreciate your comments, but I really wanna hear your answers to the question!

  5. I would totally go back to the renaissance because of all the cultural boom. Beautiful and creative. <3

  6. i would love to visit the 1800s. i have always been in love with that time period and would like to live and witness the more simpler times and elaborate dresses! :)

  7. I once visited Rome and I would love to go back to when the ruins were all beautiful and glorious. I think that would be very fun and interesting.

  8. I would go to the Victorian Era. I really want to wear their dresses and live their style of life(:

  9. I would love to go back to the 50's. I know it's not that long ago but it seems like it was such a fun time.

    thanks for the great giveaway!


  10. The French Revolution...even though it's terrible. I want to see it and live it.

  11. I would love to go back to the era when Vlad the Impaler was still alive. He contributed to the creation of Dracula so I would love and be afraid to meet him.

    Thanks for the giveaway!


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