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Remembrance by Michelle Madow Review

Remembrance - Michelle Madow

Goodreads Synopsis: 


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.





After hearing that this story was inspired by Taylor Swift's song 'Love Story' I had to read it. However, I was quite disappointed.


I'm a sucker for a bit of soppy romance in a story but this was overly cheesy for me. Lizzie's character was annoying as she would admit to Drew that she wanted to be with him but would then turn around and say she needed to think about it, mixed signals much? I think by the end of the book every character besides Keelie either turned out to be an awful person or annoyed me in some way. The fact that when Chelsea found out about Lizzie and Drew instead of just asking her friend about it she decided to catch them out instead, that is not something a best friend does. There was also Lizzie's relationship with Jeremy which was extremely frustrating as Jeremy could be so mean towards Lizzie but if Drew hadn't shown up she would have still stayed with him regardless. 


Then there was Drew and Lizzie's relationship....I just couldn't get into it which I think was due to the fact that they were already supposed to have had this relationship back in 1815 so already knew everything about each other. I think this inhibited my opportunity to get to know them which is why I couldn't connect with them.


Considering Michelle Madow wrote this as a junior in college it was a great debut novel but I don't think I'm going to continue with this series as it just wasn't for me.