Saturday, February 7, 2015

Blog Tour: Review and Giveaway for I Remember You by Cathleen Davitt Bell

I love it when a book surprises me.  This is my first book by Cathleen Davitt Bell and I loved it! Read on to find out why and enter to try to win a copy of this book yourself!

I Remember You
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Release Date: February 10th 2015
For fans of THE FUTURE OF US comes an engrossing story of two teens, whose love for each other is tested by time and fate.
Lucas and Juliet couldn’t be more different from each other. But from the moment Lucas sees Juliet, he swears he remembers their first kiss. Their first dance. Their first fight. He even knows what’s going to happen between them—not because he can predict the future, but because he claims to have already lived it.
Juliet doesn’t know whether to be afraid for herself or for Lucas. As Lucas’s memories occur more frequently, they also grow more ominous. All Juliet wants is to keep Lucas safe with her. But how do you hold on to someone you love in the present when they’ve begun slipping away from you in the future?
This is a book that shows you what true love is: heart stopping, mind bending, life changing. I Remember You is unforgettable. - Melissa Kantor, author of Maybe One Day
An ode to the enduring, transforming power of love. - Susane Colasanti, author of Now and Forever
Well-developed and multidimensional supporting characters contribute to the book’s even pace. This romance novel has elements of science fiction, yet remains true and authentic to the intensity of feelings adolescents experience with their first loves. - School Library Journal
Romance with a dash of time travel and a hint of war...a Nicholas Sparks novel for teens. - Kirkus Reviews 
Suspenseful, poignant, and devastatingly romantic, I Remember You perfectly captures the intense, ephemeral magic of first—and forever—love. - Micol Ostow, author of Amity
Cathleen Davitt Bell gets all the gorgeous details right in this smart, fast-paced, romantic thriller about the love you choose and the love that chooses you. This extraordinary love story transcends time and space but lucky for us, each moment happens in the hot here and now. I Remember You is unforgettable. - Arlaina Tibensky, author of And Then Things Fall Apart
I was breathless reading I Remember You, wishing I could time travel to the end and find out exactly what happens—and yet, not wanting to miss a minute of the drama along the way. It read like a younger version of The Time Traveler's Wife. - Jen Calonita, author of Side Effects
A unique romance about a girl who is solidly rooted in the present and a boy who "remembers the future" as if he's already experienced it. Is it possible to alter the future and, if so, how? - Lois Duncan, author of Stranger with My Face and Locked in Time


 ★★★★ 1/2 stars

I've never read a book by Cathleen Davitt Bell before.  I'm wondering how many wonderful stories I've passed over without even knowing.  I Remember You is a story that pulls you in and will leave you reeling.  The beauty of this story lies in its simplicity and the journey Lucas and Juliet take through out their lives. It's intense and not easy.  

The story is wonderful.  I loved Juliet.  I loved seeing her step outside of her comfort zone with guys, school, and life, and give Lucas a chance.  I loved seeing her interact with Lucas and not get frustrated when he wasn't able to convey what it is he wanted to say.  I loved Lucas too.  I loved the way he cared for his brothers,  how he took care of Juliet.  I love how much he wanted her to remember everything he did and how made sure not to overwhelm her.

When I initially started reading, the pace was a little slow and I was a little lost about what all was going on.  Slowly things became clearer and soon I was no longer aware of how much I'd read or how much was left.  I just wanted to know what was going to happen.  There were moments when I laughed while reading this book, but those moments were eclipsed by the number the number of times I found myself reading through blurry eyes and tears falling down my face.  It felt like I was experiencing what Lucas and Juliet were. 

In all honestly, this is a book that has to be experienced.  There's so much more that I want to talk about, but I can't because it might ruin the story for someone else.  I would hate to do that.  I Remember You is moving, emotional, realistic, and captivating.  I didn't want the book to end.  I would ABSOLUTELY love to get a book from Lucas's point of view.  I would love to  see everything he learned and experienced.  Lucas and Juliet have an epic love story.  You're going to love it.

*Thank you to the publisher for providing a copy via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.  All opinions are my own and I was not compensated for them in any manner.*
I was born in Princeton, NJ in 1971 and lived there until I was twelve, when we moved with my mom moved to West Hartford, CT.
 My dad and mom had been divorced when I was two, and my dad lived in Williamstown, MA. I spent summers and school vacations with him.
 I went to college in New York, at Barnard, and stayed in New York after I graduated. I worked as a newspaper reporter for three months, as a salesperson for a multimedia publisher for three years, and as a market researcher, and finally a copywriter. 
I’m married and have two awesome kids ages two and five. I lived in Manhattan for sixteen years, but now am in Brooklyn, living downstairs from my sister and her family. I have two dogs named Oscar and Oprah. My favorite food is pizza and, strangely, in my thirties, I’ve developed a great love for playing catch. Slipping is my first book.

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  1. I remember seeing this one before and thinking it sounded really good. So glad you liked it. I'll have to make sure it's on my tbr. Thanks for stopping by my blog!

    Tressa @ Wishful Endings

    1. Thank you for returning the favor Tressa. I think you'd like this book. It certainly surprised me. :)



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