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Remembrance is set in New Hampshire and revolves around Lizzie discovering she has had a past life, which included the mysterious new boy at school, Drew.
The book caught my attention from the moment I saw the cover. It is beautiful and it brings an air of mystery since the model is wearing a mask. Once I started reading, I was glad to see that the mask is part of the story and that it led her to some places she needed to go. The theme of the book also caught my attention, once I managed to move past looking at the cover. I've always been interested in the reincarnation theme, although, for some reason, I haven't read many books dealing with it.
The book started well enough. In the prologue, Madow gives us a glimpse of what will happen. That piqued my interest and I was eager to find out more. But once I got to the actual story, I felt like not much happened and if it did it was mostly about the romance side of the story. I would have loved to see the theme approached better since I didn't find it quite impressive when she found she was reincarnated.
But my biggest pet-peeve about the book is one character, Jeremy, and how the issue with him was handled. I did not like him. Not even for one moment. He was selfish, controlling, possessive... He's really that nightmare boyfriend no one wants to be around. He belittled Lizzie every chance he got and I would have liked to see her fight back a little, even if it was just once. But all she does is ignore the problem, lower her head and follow him like a loyal puppy. I have a nagging feeling that if Drew hadn't made his appearance she would have blindly followed Jeremy to the ends of the earth since they were, according to Chelsea, that couple that would be "together forever".
I also wish Alistair had been better used. I felt there was something missing in his scenes.
Overall, I did enjoy the book. I liked when she has the flashbacks and the few times the actual reincarnation topic is touched. And I found it interesting and entertaining enough to continue reading the series.
I received a copy of the book in exchange for an honest review from the author.