My Name is Memory by Ann Brashares

My Rating: 5/5

Short Summary: Daniel continuously searches for his love, Sophia, in each of reoccurring lives. He travels the world, learns new languages, meets a multitude of people, and never gives up the hope that one day he will be reunited with her and that she will remember him from their original lives together

My Review: I always fall in love with $3.00 books I find at random, but if you pick this one up be ready for a disappointing ending.

I loved this book. I was hooked right away from the re-telling of Daniel’s past lives and the struggles he has gone through to find Sophia. I enjoyed the back-and-forth events between what Sophia is doing in her present life, and what Daniel has to say about his past that leads up to how they both came to be where they are now. It is a sweet romance. Of course, you are always hoping that the two end up together. It becomes frustrating at times when they come so close to each other and then are ripped away by death or another tragedy. The twists and turns of the story kept it interesting.

I’m sure I’m not the only one who was completely thrown by the ending of this book. I am not talking about the annoyingly, heart shattering, dream killing cliff hanger at the end, but the events leading up to it. I enjoyed being surprised. I did not enjoy being left hanging, though. There are some books that end really well with cliff hangers, but this is not one of them…unless the author is planning a comeback. I’ve never been a fan of ending a book like that unless you are planning on either being stoned by your audience, or will be continuing a series. Other than the ending, I really couldn’t find a lot wrong with it. It is very well written, as most of her books are, and the journey Daniel goes on to find his love is inspiring.

One life time is not long enough when you are truly in love.

I bought this paperback for my own enjoyment, and read it in about 24 hours. Great Book.