Monday, 21 June 2010
Book Review - My Name Is Memory by Ann Brashares
Synopsis taken from waterstones
Daniel tells me that he's always loved me. That I feel the same. That I always have. Not just in this life, but in my last life, and all my lives before. But I don't remember him. He says he is always searching for me. Always hoping that one day I will remember. But it is only he that carries the memory of our love. I know that finding true love is never easy. Perhaps you have fought for it. Perhaps, like Daniel, you have endured the pain of it being unrequited. But I hope your quest ends happily. I hope you never have to face the heartbreak that inevitably awaits us. This is our extraordinary, unforgettable story.
My Name is Memory is the first book in a trilogy and was written by the worldwide well known author of The Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants Ann Brashares and as mush as I love The Sisterhood, I love this one more.
My Name is Memory is told from two points of view both Lucy and Danial, a love story of 2 continuous souls. As I began to read the first few pages I immediately enjoyed connecting with Lucy her modern story, an average girl close to graduating high school. The qualities of her character made it easy to relate to her. She was haunted with images and dreams of a boy she had only encountered briefly and that only leads to her needing to know more.
Daniels story started around 520 A.D when he first sees Sophie and from the moment all he wants is that girl. Daniel was my favourite of the two characters from this story, Daniel is compelling and mesmerizing and from the beginning It was this history and his stories that kept me captivated, yearning and needing to know more, it was something in his memories and his love that made you realise how much he truly has lost throughout.
It has been the first book in a long time that frustrated me greatly, consuming me into the fast paced story of present and future and trying to pull me into the pages as if I was someone from Lucy's past and I could strangle her and make her see a little sense at times. Did I lose interest at all? Not in the slightest, I just wish the flow from both characters past and present flowed more easily at the beginning as it did at the end.
This book is written so uniquely that there is none like it I have read to date There are a lot of books I like and there are a lot of books i love and this is by far a love that I'm sure if I was to read it again and again I would see it a new light each time. I can not wait to read the next in the series.
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Happy Reading xxx