Memory’s Wake by Selina Fenech
Date published: June 16th 2011
Publisher: Fairies and Fantasy Pty Ltd
Number of pages: 320
Series: Memory’s Wake Trilogy (1#)
Source: Review copy received as part of blog tour. This is my honest review.
Date finished: 10th November
Lost in a world full of monstrous fairies, a troubled sixteen year old has to find out who she is and why her memories were stolen before she is found by those who want her dead.
She takes the name “Memory” and knows she has just one goal – to find her way home, wherever that is. But this land is strange. No technology to be seen, and iron is banned, thanks to a pact the humans have with the magical creatures who share their pre-industrial era world. In her t-shirt and torn jeans, Memory knows she’s different, even before she performs impossible magic.
Haunted by her past, chased by a dragon, wanted by the king and stalked by the strange, handsome savage that seems to know her, everyone is after Memory, and she suspects it’s not just for her eye-catching outfit. Her forgotten past holds dangerous secrets that will challenge everything she believes and risk the lives of everyone she loves.
Memory’s Wake contains over 45 illustrations by the author and artist.
This book was worth reading – if not for the book (which was good) but for the pictures.
On the topic of the pictures, they were dotted randomly throughout the book and each one was very beautiful. They painted such a pretty picture of the characters in your head and expressed the characters the way that the author saw them. The picture at the very end was my favourite, I love it and can’t stop thinking about it.
The characters Eloryn and Memory were pretty prominent. Eloryn and Memory look very, very different so it was always easy to pick who was who in pictures. I prefered Eloryn over Memory because I could relate to her more and saw more sense it her actions and the way she reacted. Although, I’d really like to find out what Memory’s real name is.
The ending was probably the best part of the book, or at least the second half was. There were more twists and I found it in general to be more engaging.
Memory’s Wake is a good book for people who are fantasy fans. It’s got everything from faeries, to dragons, to dreams, making it a good fantasy book.