Review ~ Memory’s Wake Blog Tour

Posted November 16, 2013 by Michelle in Uncategorized / 10 Comments

I was so honor to be picked for this tour and I loved this book! 
The Author is amazing and her illustrations are phenomenal!
Memory’s Wake 
by Selina Fenech
(Memory’s Wake Trilogy #1)
Publication date: June 16th 2011
Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult
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.

The Trailer is Gorgeous you must watch it!!!
Let me just say the illustrations in this book is outstanding. It gave so much to this story to be able to visualize that characters which I thought were fantastic

Reading the synopsis of this book I wasn’t sure what to expect but got such a great story and I loved the characters. The story follows a girl with no name who just so happens to not remember who she is or were she came from finding herself in a magical world she knows just isn’t “normal”. She meets a young girl about her age named Eloryn and they start out on an adventure that takes them down a road with lots of secrets and they find out something about themselves that they couldn’t possibly imagine.

The characters in this book are very well described and you do care about them. At times I thought they were rather mean to each other and I think they all had self esteem issues but with such burdens on their shoulders I guess I can see why they would think they could fail (if they did or not I wont tell) I was actually quite fond of Memory I really liked her character she had a great sense of humor. She seemed genuine having no memory of her life before she fell through the veil into the realm of Avall. I really felt bad for her at times she was like an outcast and everyone else was a little nervous around her. Eloryn was ok I thought she was rather indecisive and it took me a while to realize how much she cared about Memory. I really liked her chemistry with Roen. They seem rather good together if they would just admit then liked each other. Then there is Will, I am very fond of him, something about a shirtless man in fur kinda sounds really hot and the illustrations of him are rather nice to look at 😉 King Thayl was the villain in this story is not a friendly person (thats because he was a villain) and is a great character I actually wanted more of him throughout the book.

The over all story was great it was told in the 4 characters POV. I enjoyed reading from all the characters POV but at times it got a little confusing as to who’s POV we were in. I haven’t read a story like this before so I have nothing to compare it with to give a hint of what it was like, it had a lot of twists and turns, just when I thought I figured it out, I realized I had no idea what was going on (in a good way) which made the story not very predictable. I did want a little more world build or layout description. I felt that most of the questions were answered at least the most important stuff. The end was great, so much action and so much info to the story is given it is really done very well. I really can’t wait for the next one.

I gave Memory’s Wake by Selina French 4 of 5 stars. I think this is a great Young Adult Fantasy for young and old. A strong story with a cast of wonderful characters, you will simply fall in love with. The illustrations in the book really bring a lot to the story and they are gorgeous! My favorite is the last illustration in the book. I must have stared at it a dozen times, it’s absolutely amazing. I strongly recommend this book, it is a great read and going to be a fantastic series!



Born in 1981 to Australian and Maltese parents, Selina lives in Australia with her husband, her cute monster baby who’s far too clever, and an unnamed cat. During her life Selina has found ancient Roman treasure, survived cancer, had knights joust at her wedding, been mugged for doughnuts, made a living as a visual artist, and shared her imaginary worlds in paintings and now in her novels.

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About Michelle

I am a mom to two pretty amazing kids, three pretty cute fluffy children and a wife to one adorable husband. I am a gamer, reader and a graphic designer with 20 years experience. I recently started my own business "Limabean Designs" to help other bloggers, authors and anyone else create amazing things that they would be proud to show off. I have been reading since forever and started blogging because I love sharing all the awesome books this world has to offer. I am also the co-host for the COYER Challenge, Reading Assignment Challenge, Author Luv, Bloggiesta and the Bookish Resolutions Challenge. I try to create a warm welcoming environment on my blog where authors, readers, and bloggers will have a great time. Let’s chat books, games, blogging, recipes, design, or family over a cup of coffee and a glass of wine!



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10 responses to “Review ~ Memory’s Wake Blog Tour

    • Especially between the two girls it got confusing. I also love the cover and I have seen the second books cover on Goodreads and it's just as amazing! She's an amazing artist

      Thanks for stopping by 🙂

  1. Great review! I agree with absolutely everything you said 🙂 I think the next one is going to be great for the Fey and Will… super excited to read it. I'm definitely buying this whole series in paper back – it's just so pretty, it belongs on shelves!

  2. Thank you for the fantastic review, I'm so glad you liked my story, and illustrations! I must admit, I enjoyed illustrating the pictures of Will maybe a little too much 😉

    • I'll be honest, that's the reason I first clicked on it to check out the tour then I read the synopsis and had to sign up! The cover is gorgeous! The author is an amazing artist 🙂
      Thanks for stopping by to check out my review!!!