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Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Review: Reincarnation by Suzanne Weyn

Author: Suzanne Weyn
Pages: 304
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Genre: YA Paranormal Romance
Source: Purchased
From prehistory to the present, theirs was a love for the ages. It starts with a fight in a cave over an elusive green jewel . . . and then travels over time and lives to include Egyptian slaves, Greek temples, Massachusetts witch trials, Civil War battlefields, Paris on the eve of World War II, America in the 1960s . . . and a pair of modern-day teenagers. For readers who believe that love is stronger than time or death, this is an unforgettable novel from a wonderful storyteller.
This is one of those books that I saw, thought the concept sounded interesting, and started reading without any expectations at all. I wasn't blown away by Reincarnation, but I thought the romance was very sweet and the way the story was executed was quite unique from other YA books out there.

Basically, the entire novel is comprised of shorter stories that take place at different times in history, spanning over several thousand years. It follows the lives of these two people that fall in love in their many reincarnations, but something always goes wrong and true happiness together evades them. How cool is that? You get like ten different stories all in one, but in reality it's just one story that's broken down into different parts with the same characters simply altered a bit in each reincarnation. I thought it was something completely different and interesting.

I found it a little difficult to connect to the characters themselves, seeing as every time they started to develop, something would happen and then we'd be in the next incarnation.

Overall, it was a good book. I liked it, I did, but I had wanted to like it more. Maybe if each of the incarnations were a bit longer, it would've been easier to connect to the characters and I think I really would've liked it more. But still, if you want a relatively quick read with a cute romance, definitely check out Reincarnation. I give it 3 out of 5 stars.
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1 comment:

  1. I've heard of this book, haven't read it though, but I agree the concept is interesting. And Suzanne Weyn has an angel series that I adored when I was younger.


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