Review: Remembrance {Blog Tour}

11.16.2011
I'm participating in the Remembrance blog tour, hosted by the lovely Stuck in YA Books. To see the list of all participates, click HERE.

Remembrance by Michelle Madow
Published July 27th, 2011 by Dreamscape Publishing
//Amazon//B&N//The Book Depository//

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.

Because I am an anti-social loser, I decided just to do a review for the blog tour :P

You know, I'm not even sure why I decided to read Remembrance. I knew it was about reincarnation, and to be honest, I hate the idea of reincarnation. I don't want to think about how I could have Jeffery Dahmer or Hitler in a past life o_o I've just always kind of hated to think about it in general. 


But Remembrance made it interesting. Remembrance also took another topic I hate and made it work - insta-love. Most of you have probably read my rage against insta-love, but in Remembrance, it just . . . works. And it's not intense insta-love, either. It's subtle, and there's a reason for it.


If I'm being honest, I have to admit that Chelsea annoyed me to no end. Chelsea is Elizabeth's best friend, and every time she was in a scene, I was wondering how she would annoy me. Granted, her reaction at the end when she finds out about Drew and Elizabeth is completely warranted, but throughout most of the book, she just seemed like an obnoxious airhead to me. I would not have been able to be friends with her o_o


Jeremy was another character I didn't like, but I did love that he wasn't just a jerk, he was a subtle jerk. It wasn't so obvious that it seemed fake. 


I wish the reincarnation bit had been focused on a little more, though. Sometimes it felt like it was just in the background and it was easy to forget about, and I think it should have been given some more focus, since it's such a big part of the book and Drew and Lizzie's relationship.


I loved how Lizzie was awful at French and then one day it all just suddenly came to her xD I wish that would have happened to me in my French class. I never had any idea what my teacher was saying.


I also loved the idea of a Guide who could help you remember your past life. That old guy from the store was cool xD His story was really interesting, and I can't help but hope that he'll be in the rest of the books in this series, too, however many there may be.


Overall: Remembrance is a novel about second chances and love that can transcend even time. Although I feel like the reincarnation should have been focused on a little more, I loved that Remembrance turned two things I usually hate into something that made the book enjoyable. I'm not actually going to give this book a rating, because I can't choose, for one thing, and I don't want to dissuade you from reading this if all you look at is the rating :P



Michelle is also having a huge giveaway! You can read the original post HERE, or you can enter through the Rafflecopter form right on this blog! :)






~Zoey~
8 comments on "Review: Remembrance {Blog Tour}"
  1. Haha your hilarious! I never though of it but you're right! Chances are more with you that in the past life you were some one horrible then some one good. Only one person gets to be Gandhi and the rest of us are screwed xD

    Anyways I agree with you! Chelsea = beacoup (look at me throwing out my french..) annoying. You know book 2 in the series is about her? I don't think I want to read it...

    & you're right about Jeremy! I hate when the author FORCES jerkiness into a character so you HAVE to hate him but it doesn't work (ex: Max from Lola & The Boy Next Door) but Jeremy here was the normal amount that it should be (thank good)

    great review:D You put you anti-socialness to use! just kidding, I find you very nice so IDK why you say you are!

    -thank you&come again.

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  2. Dude, it's ALL I can think about when reincarnation comes up O_O I could have been Hitler, I could have been a whore, I could have been . . . a lot of things >_>

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  3. If I was anything in the past life, I was definitely a prostitute since in English class, every comment that my teacher makes me & my friend have to relate to prostitution... ow I know why!

    That's actually a really realistic way of thinking about reincarnation though, it's definitely all roses and rainbows, we just assume it is. You definitely opened my eyes haha

    -thank you&come again.

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  4. Great Review! I loved the story also:D Thanks for taking part of the Remembrance Tour!

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  5. yay glad you enjoyed this! I also found the romance, insta-love, really worked in this one! Great review!

    Giselle
    Xpresso Reads

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  6. I have heard that a lot of people like this book. I don't have an issue with insta-love but I do hate it when characters are completely annoying. Thanks for the review.

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  7. I've been having some serious issues enjoying reincarnation books. I'm just too picky and notice holes in stories too easily. This one may not be for me, but I'd still give it a chance. The cover is awesome!

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11.16.2011

Review: Remembrance {Blog Tour}

I'm participating in the Remembrance blog tour, hosted by the lovely Stuck in YA Books. To see the list of all participates, click HERE.

Remembrance by Michelle Madow
Published July 27th, 2011 by Dreamscape Publishing
//Amazon//B&N//The Book Depository//

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.

Because I am an anti-social loser, I decided just to do a review for the blog tour :P

You know, I'm not even sure why I decided to read Remembrance. I knew it was about reincarnation, and to be honest, I hate the idea of reincarnation. I don't want to think about how I could have Jeffery Dahmer or Hitler in a past life o_o I've just always kind of hated to think about it in general. 


But Remembrance made it interesting. Remembrance also took another topic I hate and made it work - insta-love. Most of you have probably read my rage against insta-love, but in Remembrance, it just . . . works. And it's not intense insta-love, either. It's subtle, and there's a reason for it.


If I'm being honest, I have to admit that Chelsea annoyed me to no end. Chelsea is Elizabeth's best friend, and every time she was in a scene, I was wondering how she would annoy me. Granted, her reaction at the end when she finds out about Drew and Elizabeth is completely warranted, but throughout most of the book, she just seemed like an obnoxious airhead to me. I would not have been able to be friends with her o_o


Jeremy was another character I didn't like, but I did love that he wasn't just a jerk, he was a subtle jerk. It wasn't so obvious that it seemed fake. 


I wish the reincarnation bit had been focused on a little more, though. Sometimes it felt like it was just in the background and it was easy to forget about, and I think it should have been given some more focus, since it's such a big part of the book and Drew and Lizzie's relationship.


I loved how Lizzie was awful at French and then one day it all just suddenly came to her xD I wish that would have happened to me in my French class. I never had any idea what my teacher was saying.


I also loved the idea of a Guide who could help you remember your past life. That old guy from the store was cool xD His story was really interesting, and I can't help but hope that he'll be in the rest of the books in this series, too, however many there may be.


Overall: Remembrance is a novel about second chances and love that can transcend even time. Although I feel like the reincarnation should have been focused on a little more, I loved that Remembrance turned two things I usually hate into something that made the book enjoyable. I'm not actually going to give this book a rating, because I can't choose, for one thing, and I don't want to dissuade you from reading this if all you look at is the rating :P



Michelle is also having a huge giveaway! You can read the original post HERE, or you can enter through the Rafflecopter form right on this blog! :)






~Zoey~

8 comments:

  1. Haha your hilarious! I never though of it but you're right! Chances are more with you that in the past life you were some one horrible then some one good. Only one person gets to be Gandhi and the rest of us are screwed xD

    Anyways I agree with you! Chelsea = beacoup (look at me throwing out my french..) annoying. You know book 2 in the series is about her? I don't think I want to read it...

    & you're right about Jeremy! I hate when the author FORCES jerkiness into a character so you HAVE to hate him but it doesn't work (ex: Max from Lola & The Boy Next Door) but Jeremy here was the normal amount that it should be (thank good)

    great review:D You put you anti-socialness to use! just kidding, I find you very nice so IDK why you say you are!

    -thank you&come again.

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  2. Dude, it's ALL I can think about when reincarnation comes up O_O I could have been Hitler, I could have been a whore, I could have been . . . a lot of things >_>

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  3. If I was anything in the past life, I was definitely a prostitute since in English class, every comment that my teacher makes me & my friend have to relate to prostitution... ow I know why!

    That's actually a really realistic way of thinking about reincarnation though, it's definitely all roses and rainbows, we just assume it is. You definitely opened my eyes haha

    -thank you&come again.

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  4. Great Review! I loved the story also:D Thanks for taking part of the Remembrance Tour!

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  5. yay glad you enjoyed this! I also found the romance, insta-love, really worked in this one! Great review!

    Giselle
    Xpresso Reads

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  6. I have heard that a lot of people like this book. I don't have an issue with insta-love but I do hate it when characters are completely annoying. Thanks for the review.

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  7. I've been having some serious issues enjoying reincarnation books. I'm just too picky and notice holes in stories too easily. This one may not be for me, but I'd still give it a chance. The cover is awesome!

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