Review: Memory’s Wake (Memory’s Wake Trilogy #1) by Selina Fenech

Memory's Wake (Memory's Wake Trilogy #1)Memory's Wake by Selina Fenech

Paperback, 328 pages
Published July 3rd, 2011 by Fairies and Fantasy Pty Ltd
Review Copy: From Author
Purchase: Amazon Barnes & Noble
Description From Goodreads:
In a culture of cravats and corsets, a troubled sixteen-year-old stands out in her t-shirt and torn jeans. She takes the name “Memory” because hers are stolen, and she’ll do anything to get them back. Lost in a world not her own, where magic and monstrous fairies are real, Memory has enough to handle just trying to stay alive. Chased by wizard hunters, hunted by a dragon, stalked by a strange, handsome savage, despised by the fae and wanted by the king himself – everyone is after Memory, and she suspects it’s not just for her eye-catching outfit. Her forgotten past holds dangerous secrets that will change everything. Memory will fight to get back to a family and home she can’t remember but desperately desires, even at the cost of new friendships and romances. On the run with no name and no memories, she thinks she has nothing left to lose. She couldn’t be more mistaken. This paperback edition of Memory’s Wake includes 44 black and white illustrations by fantasy artist and author Selina Fenech.
My Review:

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

When Selina Fenech contacted me to review “Memory’s Wake”, I was excited. Not only did the story sound fantastic, but the reviews I read on Goodreads revealed nothing but praise for Selina’s work. But just because a book sounds great, it doesn’t always mean that it actually is. Thankfully, “Memory’s Wake” is just as fantastic as it sounds. Fenech has crafted a truly marvelous piece of work here. From the moment you begin reading, you’ll find yourself drawn into the world of Avall and the beings (wizards, fae, dragons and so forth) that call it home.

The story is about Memory, a young girl who finds herself pulled into a foreign land without any idea as to who she is, where she’s from, how she arrived there – nothing. She’s completely lost and frightened. But Eloryn, who lost her mentor during a spell gone wrong, promises to help Memory get back her life. But it isn’t that simple. Eloryn is on the run for using unauthorized magic and Memory is the key to secrets that others are looking for.

With likeable characters, an intriguing plot, and a captivating world, it’s hard not to fall in love with “Memory’s Wake”. If you’re going to check out “Memory’s Wake”, and I hope that you do, I would suggest that you purchase a paperback copy (as I just did) so that you can truly appreciate the fine illustrations that Selina Fenech has provided through out the story.

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Posted on December 11, 2011, in Uncategorized and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Haven’t heard of this one. Sounds like a cool concept with lots of interesting characters. Glad it exceeded your expectations.

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