Review: Remembrance by Michelle Madow

Remembrance by Michelle Madow

  • Pub. Date:August 2011
  • PublisherDreamscape Publishing 
  • Pages: 314
  • Series: Transcend Time Saga #1

"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."

First Sentence: 
It was at the Halloween dance that I got the first glimpse of my past life.

Review: I picked up Remembrance because of the idea behind it - reincarnation, it's something that's always interested me. And of course after I heard that Madow got the idea from Taylor Swift's song Love Story which I also adore I knew I had to read it.

I flew through the first half of the book, mainly because I was really wrapped up in all the drama between the characters, I was eager to find out what was going to happen. Yet at the same time I didn't really connect with any of the main characters on an emotional level. It also had the insta love which I am not a fan of at all but I can come to terms with it in Remembrance due to the main idea of the novel.

Lizzie has a huge heart. The reason I say this is because with the people in her life from her boyfriend Jeremy to her best friend Chelsea, the way they treated her was just wrong. Jeremy who put his team before her and tried to push her to be friends with people who she clearly did not want to and Chelsea for being a not so great best friend at times, I would say why but that would be giving away spoilers.

Then there was Drew, he really was one of those guys where at times I wanted to just slap him and at other times when he tried he was sweet. After learning the whole truth about Lizzie and Drews past life I can see why he was the way he was but wow even then I don't think all that cruelness towards Lizzie was necessary.

I went in really expecting to read alot about their past life but Remembrance was actually focused more on their current life. Romance, betrayal, and heartbreak are three words that can sum it up.

Overall it was a quick light read and for a debut author the pacing and writing were done very well. I'm interested to see what future books Madow's has in store for us.


  1. Thank you for reading and reviewing Remembrance! I'm glad you enjoyed it :)

  2. I am iffy on this book to begin with like you said the concept is good but I just can't get past the awful cover. I know it's wrong of me to care about the cover but really I do.

    Thanks for the great review.


  3. Definitely intrigued by the concept. Sounds like this is an author I should watch for more of.


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