Publisher: Dreamscape Publishing (July 2011)
Genre: Fantasy, Romance, Young Adult
Format: eBook (314 pages)
Source: Free book from author for honest review
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Rating: ★★☆☆☆ (2 stars)
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.
At A Glance
The concept was so interesting, but the plot lacked pizazz and the pacing was slow.
There may be a lot I didn’t like about this book, but in the end I did enjoy the story. I wanted to get back to this book every time I had to put it down. I just had to know what was going to happen next.
I don’t read a lot of books with a reincarnation premise, so I was excited to get a little taste of that concept. I loved the mystery behind Drew and Lizzie’s past lives. I had my suspicions but I was surprised by the end when we learned the whole story.
Remembrance was well written and had great imagery. I could picture everything Michelle wrote. Though I didn’t like a lot of the characters overall, I did find the bad/good line that many of them straddled kind of refreshing. I never really knew what to think of them or what they would do next.
The plot literally had no excitement to it. This book is perfectly summed up in the blurb above, because NOTHING else happens. Did you read the blurb? Then you read the book.
The pacing was soooooooooo slow. In a way it made me excited to get back to the book because I kept thinking something would finally happen. Nope, nada damn thing.
The characters were one dimensional. I never felt connected to them. They were also very shallow. Lizzie and Drew fell in love with almost no interaction. Drew treated Lizzie like crap and she still couldn’t get over their non-relationship. I don’t care what kind of past life I had with someone, if they told me they found me pathetic and wished I would stop bothering them, I would never talk to them again.
There was no expansion on the reincarnation idea. It was covered on the surface, but the idea felt pretty limp by the end (*Giggles* You know you can’t help but giggle when you read the word limp. Don’t deny it.).
Lizzie was so weak when it came to sticking up for herself. Her friends and boyfriend treated her like crap and she took it and often apologized for…I don’t even know. Maybe she’s sorry she was even born or something.
Since Drew did nothing for me and Lizzie drove me bonkers, I did not care if these two got together in the end. Their romance was superficial and boring.
Very YA-ish. Just kissing.
Not my cup of tea. I won’t be continuing this series. I am no sure if I could recommend this book to anyone, but I would like to mention that a lot of bloggers I follow liked this book. So, maybe it was just me. But in the end not enough happened for me. Not recommended.
“What we have is strong enough to transcend time. I’ve never trusted anything more in my life.”
“It [soccer] would be much more interesting if every so often, the ball spontaneously exploded.”
“Our connection was like a hidden force pulling us towards one another, and resisting it took a strength that I didn’t know I could keep up for much longer.”
“Music is powerful; it transforms emotions and experiences into something tangible. Every time you hear a familiar song, the feelings from it bubble to the surface, bringing back memories you might have otherwise forgotten.”