Saturday, July 30, 2011

Review: Remembrance + GIVEAWAY

By Michelle Madow, a new author who, I'm sure, will go a long way.

Goodreads blurb:

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.

Personal opinion: 

I love discovering new YA authors. And, when I got Remembrance from Michelle I was excited. This novel, I'm happy to say, lived up to my expectations. It is a story new to me, I've never read a novel with a theme like this, but it never disappointed. I mean, the story flew well, the characters were interesting, I liked how the author payed attention to the small details like names (you have to read the novel to see what I mean here ;)).

Let me find one passage for you. Ah, here it is.

But it was time to realize that I wasn’t Cinderella, and no matter how hard I wished it were true, life wasn’t a
fairy tale where everyone lives happily ever after.

In the moment I read this sentence, I was struck by an unusual feeling. I don't know why, but I was. I think that Michelle can really hit you with her writing, and that's always a big plus :)

So, without any more ramblings, because I can't form any more sentences about this novel, I give it... *drum roll*
5 stars

You can find Michelle on Goodreads here-->
Add Remembrence here-->
Add Michelle on other social sites here:  <-- really good idea, this line is ;)

Keep reading ;)


 My first GIVEAWAY ever.

Want to read Remembrance? I have one (1) e-copy of the novel to give to one special lucky reader!
The giveaway is international. 
Only one requirement, be a GFC follower.
You can follow me on twitter, too, if you don't mind: @tammyb_28

Please feel free to facebook, tweet or blog this giveaway! I'd like that a lot :)Leave your entry in the comments please. Leave GFC name and e-mail address so I can contact you if you win. Feel free to write the e-mail address with any signs you want to protect from spammers.

*EDIT* I've been getting messages that Blogger doesn't allow you to post comment! If so, tell me on twitter and leave an entry there pls!** 

The contest runs from now - July 30th, for one week, till August 6th. The giveaway ends at midnight EST. I will pick a winner most likely a day or two later, I'll do my best not to be late! You will know, though! :)

Good luck! 
Read on! :)


  1. Just a little confused... is this the blog that we are supposed to follow or is GFC a different one? I followed this blog regardless and will add you on my Twitter list. I'm already following Michelle Madow. Looks like a great book! Thanks for the giveaway!
    Shirley Deeds

  2. Oh, no no, this is the blog you need to follow. GFC is Google Friends Connecter, the thing with what you follow. You did the right thing :) Will record your entry now :)! Good luck!

  3. Duh! Thanks again for the giveaway. This one is on my TBR list regardless :)

  4. alli ; magnet4taken (@) gmail . com

  5. This sounds like an awesome book! Inspired by Taylor Swift's music video? Awesome :)

    GFC: cyc

    jadedlittlegirlx [at] gmail [dot] com

  6. Hi - you already know I'm following you on Twitter :)
    Now following the blog under the same name - casorb

    Awesome giveaway - thanks

    casorb at rocketmail dot com

  7. Yay! Great first giveaway! :D


  8. Want to win!

    twitter: Remarkablereads

    GFC: RemarkableReads

  9. Looks like a great book. I am following you by twitter @LisaLLibrarian, and I am a GFC follower Lisa LJ, and I am following through Blogger LisaILJ


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