Sunday, August 8, 2010

Review: My Name is Memory by Ann Brashares

Genre: Romantic fiction
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton, 2010

A story of  love that lasts through lifetimes.

Daniel has the gift 'of memory', the ability to recall past lives and recognise the reincarnated souls he has known. He has spent centuries meeting and falling in love with the same girl over and over and over again. Life after reincarnated life, generation after generation, he and Lucy have been drawn together - and though he can never tell her, he remembers it all.
But the force that draws Daniel and Lucy together also inevitably tears them painfully, sometimes fatally apart......

It's a love story as the author speaking through Daniel reminds the reader " There are so many things I've seen I could tell you about. But I'm telling you a story, a love story, and I will try with limited digressions to hold on to my thread".
Although I tried to keep that in mind , as Daniel jumped so quickly in and out of lives, I would have welcomed a few digressions.

This book lacked the depth of storyline and character development  that I need to really capture my attention but it had it had it's moments and overall I did enjoy it as light, easy reading.


  1. Too bad that it wasn't great cos from what you had to say it could have been. I am really liking what I hear

  2. Thanks for being honest. This one is getting different reviews but I am still slightly intrigued.

  3. This is such an intriguing premise, it's disappointing to hear it lacked the depth and character development it needed to make it really work. Thanks for the honest review!

  4. I considered it as a light reading too. There was so much in this book that disappointed me, starting with the writing. Being an adult book, I wish there had been more depth to this book.

  5. The premise sounds so promising. Too bad it didn't live up to itself!