Wednesday, May 26, 2010

[ARC Review] - My Name Is Memory

Title: My Name Is Memory
Author: Ann Brashares
Genre: Fiction/Fantasy
Release Date: June 1, 2010

I received this book for review from Riverhead Books/Penguin.

Summary: The story of a love that lasts more than a lifetime.

Daniel has spent centuries falling in love with the same girl. Life after life, crossing continents and dynasties, he and Sophia have been drawn together-and he remembers it all. Daniel has "the memory" the ability to recall past lives and recognize the souls of those he's previously known. It is a gift and a curse. For all the times he and Sophia have been drawn together throughout history, they have also been torn painfully fatally part. A love always to short.

But just as Sophia (reborn as "Lucy") finally begins to awaken to the secret of the shared past, the mysterious force that has always wrenched them apart reappears, Ultimately, they must recognize what stands in the way of their love if they are ever to spend a lifetime together.

Thoughts: Daniel has lived over a thousand years - always falling in love with the same woman, Sophia. But tragedy always strikes and rips them apart. Through all of it though Daniel always remembers. Always retaining the memory of their time together- through the centuries. In the present day he has found her again, but to truly be together they need to find the who or what that keeps forcing them to part.

As much heartache that there was in this story, I loved it. Daniel and Sophie's story spans from 541 to 2009. Very much an epic love story. I liked that each chapter went back and forth between the years. It gave great insight to both characters.

My Name Is Memory was a beautiful story and at the same time heartbreaking, I had a hard time putting this one down. For me this was one strong story of love, heartache and revenge. A wonderful read and one I recommend. I'm not a fan of the ending but I heard that this is the first book in a trilogy. If that is true the cliffhanger ending isn't so bad.

Score: 4 Stars

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My Name Is Memory- June 1, 2010


  1. This is my kind of book! It kinda reminds me of "Finding Laura" by Kay Hooper (which is one of my all time favorite books). Thanks for this review! I'm definitely going to be pre-ordering this one!

  2. Hi Marie,

    Hope you enjoy it as much as I did. :)

  3. Aw, I'm so so so glad you enjoyed, once I'm looking forward to read this. Her 'Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants' series was the first ever series I've read and loved, so... I put my trust on her for this next. :)

  4. Not a fan of the ending, hm, but if it is like you say, more to come, then I could handle that

  5. This book sounds lovely. I love stories like this. It may be silly but I have always hoped that I have that kinda love with my hubby.

  6. This book sounds a lot like a Kay Hooper novel called "Finding Laura." Interesting.

    I've loved Ann Brashares other books, so I'll definitely be giving this one a read as well. Thanks for the heads up on the cliffhanger ending- I might wait until the other books are published before reading the series.

  7. LOVE the review! I've wanted to read this since I first saw it on Goodreads.



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