Thursday, May 17, 2012

Book Review: Remembrance, Vengeance by Michelle Madow

Title: Remembrance
Author: Michelle Madow
Publisher: DreamScape Publishing
Publication Date: July 25, 2011
Edition: Kindle
Pages: 315
Source: Bought
Synopsis: 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, 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.

Rating: 4/5

Review: I loved this story so much. I was pleasantly surprised by it! This book has probably been on my kindle for like 6 months or something like that. I have a problem with starting books from authors that I haven't read books written by them. I have no idea why, but it happens. I am really happy that I gave this book and this author a chance though.

Before I read this book, I has heard something about it being inspired by Love Story by Taylor Swift. I could tell, It was amazing, I've always been a fan of Taylor Swift. I even set up a Taylor Swift playlist to listen to while I read this! That being said, while I was reading, the song Teardrops On My Guitar came on and I probably looked pretty funny freaking out cause it said Drew... I am kind of ashamed of my self haha.

So onto the actual book. The idea of reincarnation is a personal favorite of mine for books. I love the idea of second chances and in other series (*Cough* The Immortals by Alyson Noel) they get like a million chances. I love that idea and I think that Michelle Madow did a brilliant job with that idea. Hooking it to the story of Pride and Prejudice was a great idea.

The romance in this book, between Lizzie and Drew, was rather intriguing. I could not put this book down, I swear. I was waiting for the romance and Madow did not disappoint. My favorite scenes had to be the lake scenes! At the first one, I was this (---) close to jumping up and down, happy dancing! My family was looking at me like I was crazy, smiling down at my kindle like a freak. haha

In conclusion, I would definitely recommend this book to everyone, young and old. I cannot wait until I start reading Vengeance in a little while! :)
Title: Vengeance
Author: Michelle Madow
Publisher: DreamScape Publishing
Publication Date: December 6, 2011
Edition: Kindle
Pages: 64
Source: Bought
Synopsis: How far would you go to get revenge?

When Chelsea Givens discovered that her ex-boyfriend Drew dumped her to be with her former best friend Lizzie, she'd never felt so betrayed in her life. Then her new friend Shannon tells her she can help set things right. Chelsea's willing to listen, but what Shannon wants her to believe -- that she shared a past life with Drew -- is impossible. And what she wants her to do to get him back … well, it's downright crazy. 

Could Shannon be telling the truth? And if she is, what lengths will Chelsea go if it means making Lizzie pay? 

Find out in Vengeance, the second part of the Transcend Time Saga.

*Vengeance is the short story that bridges the events in Remembrance and the final novel in the Saga.

Rating: 4/5

Review: "What did she just do?" That is the only thing going through my head right now. I don't even want to think about what is going to happen in the next book. If what Chelsea did worked, then Lizzie and Drew are  totally screwed. I cannot wait until the next installment comes out!

I have a question though, it came to me a little while after I read the book. "What would Chelsea have done if it meant that Lizzie would die? Would she have done the spell just to have Drew if she knew that?" Those questions are what I am obsessing over. Plus she was talking about how Lizzie stole a guy from her for the second time... Hello Chelsea! Jeremy is free! I wanted to yell that at her all throughout this book! Gah! That bugged me so much! She's so obsessed with Drew that she can't see what's right in front of her. Chelsea bugged me so much, I've never ever had a character bug me as much as she did.

One thing that I didn't like about this book is how short it is. I wish it was longer, but that probably wouldn't have worked as well, it probably wouldn't have introduced the third book.

I recommend this whole series to a variety of people. I think a lot different age groups, gender groups, all groups could enjoy this series.

1 comment:

  1. what a great reviews! so glad that you enjoyed reading these! i must say the covers are simply gorgeous!


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