Genre: YA Fantasy
Publication date: July 25, 2011
Source: From author for tour
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.(goodreads.com)
The first thing I noticed about this book while reading was that the cover strongly related to the story. Most of the time there are these gorgeous covers of beautiful girls wearing masks and there is no relation to the plot. The cover was the first thing that drew me to this story, so I was really hoping that wouldn't be the case. It wasn't.
This book was a light and sweet read. What I really loved about it was that it was pretty much a contemporary with reincarnation added to the mix.
Lizzy had her good points and her bad. I liked that she wasn't willing to drop a topic just because Drew wanted her to, and I also loved that she did what she wanted to do. I know that makes her sound selfish, but I hate when characters choose not to be with their soul mate just because their "best friend" who is really a pretty awful friend "loves" him. Lizzy did what she needed to do, you know? Sure, it hurt some people along the way, but that's how life works. Especially when it comes to teenage girls. I got really annoyed, though, how all she did was whine about Drew and blah blah blah. I mean seriously, the dude pretty much trampled on your heart and all you want to do is be with him? BLEH.
As for Drew, I didn't like him. At first he had the whole "bad boy" thing going for him, but he was just a ginormicus douche. Then, the reasons he was so horrible to Lizzy was justified, so I was like, "Okay." And then, he did a complete turn around and just made me annoyed. Everything was so cheesy and, "I love you Elizabeth. You are the light of my life." I think the problem is that I still don't know much about him other than he is rich, his parents are divorced, and he moved from New York.
The writing was really fantastic. Miss Madow does a fabulous job of putting beautiful images inside your head. I also loved the premise, but I wish that we would have learned more about reincarnation and about Lizzy and the time period that she was born in. There was definitely stuff that I didn't see coming, and there were things that I did see coming. Still, I found this book to be quite addicting.
All in all, this book was good for a very sweet read, and if you're looking for a nice romance then I definitely recommend this. It was definitely entertaining and I can't wait for the second book in the series!
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