Saturday, August 8, 2015

Book Review: Remembrance by Michelle Madow

mamacried Remembrance 
(Transcend Time Saga #1)
Michelle Madow
Lizzie Davenport has been reincarnated from 1815, England ... but she doesn't realize it until she meets her soul mate from the past and he triggers her memories to gradually return.

When Drew Carmichael transfers into Lizzie's high school, she feels a connection to him, like she knows him. But he wants nothing to do with her. Reaching Drew is more difficult because she has a boyfriend, Jeremy, who has 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?

Lizzie knows she should let go of her fascination with Drew, but fighting fate isn’t easy, and she’s determined to unravel the mysteries of the past.

"The moment my eyes met his, the other students in the room blurred into the background. My heart felt like it was pumping at a faster than normal rate, and my lips parted slightly as I took in the sight of the boy who looked so familiar, even though I couldn't remember where we'd met before."
I received a copy of this book from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review, and this does not change my opinion or anything else.

I should've known that Remembrance isn't for me. I really should've seen that coming, seeing that it was talking about soul mate on the blurb and everything.. But.. Reincarnation dude. You probably don't understand, but I've always been fascinated with the idea of reincarnation.

The insta love, cringe-worthy cheesy lines and the main story isn't the main reason why this book got a 1 star rating from me- which I almost never give if I can help it - It was the fuck'n MC.

To say that I was surprised is an understatement, not in a good way, but I was shocked. Because Lizzie, the main character in this book, is a bitch. Sorry, but there is no better word to describe her. She's the kind of person I would definitely hate being friends with in highschool- or even forever. 

*She's selfish.

She broke up with her long-time boyfriend after she met Drew, the new transfer in high-school. I mean, seriously I'm not angry over the fact that she met somebody else, they're still young after all, and let's face the bitter truth, this thing happens. I was angry because she was blaming her boyfriend- now ex-boyfriend- for the reason why they broke-up.
"He barely talks to me anymore, and when he does, it's either to brag about soccer or to criticize something I did. We couldn't stay together"
EXCUSES. There is no way in fucking hell you'd let a 3 yr old relationship go just like that without even making an effort to make it work, because I believe that if she really, really, wants to make the relationship work, she'll make a way, else, she'd make an excuse!- just like she did. I mean, her boyfriend was a jerk too, so I would've understand her for falling out of love for him, but really, she should've done it earlier, why wait for someone like Drew to show up?

*She's self-centered and jealous.
"I tried to focus on trigonometry for the entire fifty-five minutes, but it was impossible to shake the image of Chelsea and Drew working together in chemistry. At least she would be stuck wearing those huge goggles that left strange marks on people’s skin afterwards."
Seriously? How pathetic is that? She was referring to what she call as her BESTFRIEND FOREVER, just because she was upset that Chelsea, her bestfriend, has set her eyes on the transfer student, which she liked too the very first time she set her eyes on him.

*She's a cheat.

She was cheating on her boyfriend. I mean, you didn't have to kiss, have sex with someone to say that you're cheating on your boyfriend/girlfriend, I believe that if you're entertaining the feelings you had with someone and if you are keeping unreasonable secrets with your partner then you're already cheating. Sorry, but cheating is a very sensitive topic for me. I've seen people loose confidence because of a "simple" cheating  back in highschool days. So no fucking hell I'm just going to keep a blind eye and believe that what Lizzie and Drew did was acceptable.


I didn't particularly like how Jeremy, Lizzie's ex-boyfriend, was portrayed as a jerk. It was like deliberate to make the readers sympathize with Lizzie, and gradually root for her and Drew together. Which may work on others, but not to me sorry.

I love Taylor Swift's Love Story, which this story was inspired on, based from the author. I must say that it's pretty creative but the Cheating, unrelatable characters and messed-up attempt on love triangle messed everything up for me.
"There had to be something more significant in my life than meeting Drew, but I knew that the moment we first saw each other was a huge turning point in my life."
No shit.


If overly cheesy lines and unbelievably awkward insta-loves are your kind of thing, then by any means, don't let my rant review to stop you from reading this soap opera of a novel, maybe I'am just not the right audience. 
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Michelle lives in Boca Raton, Florida, where she is writing more novels for young adults. She loves reading, spending time with family and friends, traveling the world, shopping, Disney fairy tales, Broadway musicals, and loves talking with fans on Facebook

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  1. That's such a shame! I actually saw this book the other day on Goodreads and it really caught my attention. From what you're saying I may not like it either haha :P I might read it and see what happens. Thanks for sharing this!

    Lipstick and Mocha

    1. I can see this book appeal to other people, maybe I'm just not the right audience.. But I really do hope you'll get to enjoy this book! :) Thanks for the visit! :)

  2. The blurb looks interesting but if the main character is as you describe her than it's a no from me ! Great review :)

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    1. It was indeed great, too bad the main character has to ruin the book for me.. :(

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