“But it was time to realize that I wasn't Cinderella, and no matter how hard I wished it were true, life wasn't a fairy tale where everyone lives happily ever after.”
REMEMBRANCE by Michelle Madow
YA - Paperback, 314 pages
Published July 2011
REMEMBRANCE is about a girl named Lizzie who meets a boy named Drew and feels an inexplicable connection to him. Not the so-called zap Bella Swan and Edward Cullen felt when they met, but a real, solid "Have we met before?" feeling.
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.
Drew spends a good amount of time being frustrating and avoiding Lizzie, which totally annoyed me, as it should! (Me while reading: WHY WON'T YOU JUST MAKE OUT WITH HER ALREADY, DREW?!) He's got his reasons, so relax and wait it out. Boy knows things that girl doesn't! (And I really appreciated that they didn't glance at each other in the school yard and then immediately start picking out names for their future children.)
If a reincarnation story appeals to you and you liked SPELLBOUND (see: my review here), this is well-written, interesting, hey-don’t-we-know-each-other-loverboy story that will hook you early on. REMEMBRANCE has the hot guy and the brave, smart girl (who’s not afraid to go after what she wants!) that you’ve been looking for. It was inspired by Taylor Swift's beautiful video for "Love Story" and is sprinkled with past lives set in the time of Pride and Prejudice. Can't wait to read more from Michelle!
Available for Nook and Kindle for only $1.99! Seriously. Zap it in there & start reading!
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