Thursday, October 25, 2012

Remembrance by Michelle Madow

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. ~~ synopsis from Goodreads

My thoughts about Remembrance ~~

Once again, a cover drew me in. Isn't this cover beautiful? And intriguing? I had been seeing this book everywhere and I finally got myself a copy. This book is book 1 in the Transcend Time Saga. Book 3 is coming out in November and I didn't want to be left behind, so I made it my mission to get books 1 and 2 read before book 3 came out.

Michelle has done an excellent job in writing a book that is set in present day but also flashes back to the Regency Era in England. In present day, Elizabeth and her best friend Chelsea are going through life, enjoying high school. Drew is a new student who Elizabeth is immediately drawn to and who she feels she knows, although she has never seen him before.

I found myself wanting to believe that true love can 'transcend' time and that we can reconnect with our true love from the past. But sometimes things don't happen easily, like we would want them to. Elizabeth, Chelsea and Drew have to go through alot together in order to realize their destinies.

I really enjoyed reading Remembrance and being a part of both worlds for a time. The story is very well written and the characters are very believable. My only regret is not discovering this book and this author sooner. The good thing is that book 2 is already there waiting for me and I only have less than an month for book 3. I can hardly wait!

About the author

Michelle Madow was inspired to write Remembrance after seeing Taylor Swift's "Love Story" music video while a junior at Rollins College in Winter Park, FL. The song and video gave her the story idea about a high school girl reincarnated from Regency Era, England. She handed in the first chapter as a homework assignment for class, and when her teacher and fellow classmates wanted her to continue writing, she decided to go for it. By the end of the school year, her first novel was completed!

Along with the Transcend Time Saga, Michelle Madow has written two other young adult novels, both which will be developed into series.

Michelle Madow graduated from the Park School of Baltimore in 2005, where she always took two English classes each semester. She graduated from Rollins College in 2010, cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in English. At Rollins she was a member of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars, and a member of the International English Honor Society Sigma Tau Delta.

She received the Charles Hyde Pratt Award for Excellence in Creative Writing in 2010.

Michelle lives in Florida, where she is hard at work writing more novels for young adults.

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1 comment:

  1. I really liked these books too, but beware, the second book is actually just a short novella to bridge the gap between the real books. I remember reading the paperback copy of this which had chapter one of Vengeance in the back, and then when I went to go read the full 'book' I discovered how short it really was.

    It drove me crazy though because after that I really wanted to grab Timeless!

    I agree with you that the cover really draws you in, I love the cover for Remembrance and Vengeance and I like the one for Timeless, but it is different, it just doesn't fit into the series as well (for me). I would rather have seen Drew and Lizzie in masks on that one, but oh well :)

    Thanks for the review!


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