Friday, November 18, 2011

Review: Remembrance (Transcends Time Saga #1) by Michelle Madow



Title: Remembrance
Author: Michelle Madow
Series: Transcend Time Saga #1
Paperback: 314 pages
  • Publisher: Dreamscape Publishing
  • Publication Date: August 5, 2011
  • Language: English



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. (copied from Goodreads)

My Review
Lizzie is happy with her life and her boyfriend Jeremy, even though Jeremy is having trouble finding time to spend with Lizzie. That is until Drew walks into the same class as her, and she feels an undeniable connection. Lizzie is still with Jeremy, and now her best friend Chelsea is dating Drew. Drew’s presence awakens something it her, and it is hard to be around him. Then she starts having flashes of another time, at first she thinks they maybe a fantasy or a dream, but it is too real. Soon, Lizzie discovers she is reincarnated, and she believes that in that past life Drew and she were in love. Remembrance is the first book in the Transcends Time Sage by Michelle Madow.

While being away from Drew is painful, Lizzie knows it is not right to hurt both Jeremy and Chelsea. The internal conflict within Lizzie is heartbreaking, because she is torn between her feelings for Drew, and her love for her best friend. Most of the book, Lizzie is reading Pride and the Prejudice by Jane Austen and begins to make connections with her past life. I love how Pride and the Prejudice is slightly tied to Lizzie’s story in Remembrance.

While Remembrance features the element of forbidden romance, it also has the unique twist of reincarnation. The common theme is second chances, which reincarnation serves as a second chance. I loved the flashes back to England in the early 1800s, and the epic love tale woven throughout. This book is a very entertaining, and magical read. I could not put it down, even though I was in desperate need of sleep. I am also excited that the story does not end here, and that it is just the beginning to a series.

I love the story of Lizzie and Drew in Remembrance, especially because it is not simple. While it is great when soul mates meet, but I do not stories where it is uncomplicated. I like how realistic the story, and decisions were, especially that they did not just dump everyone and run off to be together. This story is a great read, and I absolutely loved it. I highly recommended it to anyone who loves a good love story, it is a must read.

**Unabridged Bookshelf received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review**

3 comments:

Andrea @The Bookish Babes said...

I'm so glad you loved Remembrance! I also thought it was a great, unique book. And it's extremely well-written. Great review!

Susan Francino said...

I am going to have to read this book.
I loved the cover the moment I saw it, but now that I read what it's about...must have!

Also, I wanted to let you know that over at The Feather and the Rose, we've given you a blog award!

Check it out here:

http://thefeatherandtherose.blogspot.com/2011/11/we-are-lovely.html

Michelle Madow said...

Thank you for the great review! I"m so glad you enjoyed Remembrance :)

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