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Memory's Wake (Memory's Wake Trilogy Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

Selina Fenech
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (109 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Adventure, Romance and Mystery in a Unique Fantasy World

I don't know who I am.
I don't know what I am.
All I know is that I'm being hunted, and this world is not my own.

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 Victorian 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. 

The Memory's Wake Trilogy
  • Book One- Memory's Wake
  • Book Two- Hope's Reign
  • Book Three- Providence Unveiled
˃˃˃ Illustrated by world renowned fantasy artist Selina Fenech
Memory's Wake contains over 45 illustrations by the author and artist. Click the Look Inside feature on the cover to view some samples, or read some reviews to hear readers raving about the included artwork.

˃˃˃ A full length novel in an epic trilogy
80,000 words or 320 pages in length, Memory's Wake is a full length novel, perfect for teens, young adults, and older readers.

Grab your copy and get lost in this fantasy word today


Editorial Reviews

Review

"With likeable characters, an intriguing plot, and a captivating world, it's hard not to fall in love with "Memory's Wake". " ~ YA Book Haven

From the Author

Memory's Wake contains over 45 illustrations by the author and artist. Approx. 80,000 words or 320 pages. Book Two of the Memory's Wake Trilogy - "Hope's Reign" - available now for kindle!

Product Details

  • File Size: 2921 KB
  • Print Length: 330 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Fairies and Fantasy Pty Ltd (November 12, 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005502KA8
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #376,203 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A little torn August 26, 2012
By Marla
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
This is kind of a tough one to review. There is a lot of energy and intensity to the story that keeps it moving at a fast pace, which is something I like, but that intensity is also in the writing, and sometimes it's just too much. You can see in the first page that sometimes the writing is a little overwrought. Everything is *super intense* and *soul shaking* etc etc. The reason I'm torn is because that is pretty much what being a teenager is like. I think the author does a great job of showing the confusion and and uncertainty of being a teenager, and she's created a fascinating world, and the mystery draws you in. I wish she had learned some restraint in writing though, because it quickly loses effect, and you just become immune to it. The illustrations are really stunning.
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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful
By Angelya
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
From the very beginning of Memory's Wake, the reader is dropped into the action as Memory appears in the land of Avall with no memories of who she is or where she came from. She remembers things about another world, but it's clear from the soldiers chasing her and the monsters she encounters that this is not the world she thinks it is. Befriended and helped by Eloryn and later by Roen and the mysterious Will, Memory travels across the land in search of a safe haven, as well as the secrets of her identity.

I loved reading Memory's Wake. The action was almost non-stop, and in the quieter sections, romance or an amazing discovery pushed the story onwards - I didn't want to stop reading. I'm not just saying this because Selina's lovely artworks are making my banners look great this month!

The first thing you'll notice when starting to read this book is that it's illustrated - Selina has included 44 black and white illustrations throughout this book, some full-page, others small drawings at the start of each chapter. They translated very well to the kindle version and helped me to visualise an already very visual story.

Memory herself is a fantastic character - with just the right amount of absolute confusion with her amnesia and disorientation in a new world, she still comes out with the occasional witty remark that often the other characters don't understand. Her magic is quite terrifying - I am looking forward to reading more about that in future stories.

The ending left me with a lot of questions - Who ends up with Roen? What's Will's story? What happened to Memory in our world? How did Thayl find her there? and plenty more. I was pleased to discover that there are two more books planned in this series so hopefully some of my burning questions will be answered!

If you love fast-moving fantasy with a touch of swoony romance, nasty fae and plenty of magic, you'll love Memory's Wake.
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25 of 28 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars cool story with flawed writing (2 1/2 stars really) August 14, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
I borrowed this book from the Prime lending library based on the unqualified rave reviews. I decided to throw a tiny thread of dissent into the mix just to play devil's advocate here. Don't get me wrong. The fantastic pictures, quick pace of the story, and creative world-building; all drew me in right from the beginning. The quality of the writing, however, could definitely use some improvement. There were numerous times I was jerked out of the story when a sentence or image didn't make sense, a metaphor was strained to the wincing point, or word choice was just plain wrong. It was frustrating too that the girls were always fainting, falling, losing track of reality, and/or writhing in pain. It felt like they merely alternated between nausea, agony, breathlessness, and self-pity throughout much of the book. If the angst had been toned down, the female characters would have been much more likable and sympathetic. As it was, there were moments I wanted the villains to just put them out of their misery.

Amazon's self-publishing is a grand thing. I've found several really promising new authors because of it. Selina F. may be one of of them sometime in the future. She just needs to find a better and more critical group of "first readers" to help her edit her stuff before she puts it out there. Otherwise, we end up with books like this -- a frustrating near miss of a book that's a waste of some great creativity.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Mediocre offering August 29, 2013
Format:Paperback
Thank you to Selina French for the opportunity to review.

The concept was intriguing, but this story never really grabbed me. I thought there would be more necessary interaction with the fae, but that aspect felt more like a set piece. The magic seemed to be a plot convenience rather than an engine of story movement.

I found the character development inconsistent. Everyone always does the "right" thing for the right reasons, and the villain was just a bad guy after all. I would have liked to see more charm and self-preservation from Roen, more sheltered/spoiled behavior from Eloryn, and more caustic, defensive behavior from Memory, to match their back stories. I would advise the author to consider the nature and nurture that forged each, and consider the mistakes they might make along with the triumphs. A really engaging character must be somewhat human. Also, the almost immediate use of nicknames was jarring. I didn't feel it fit in the language structure of Avall, and didn't think Memory's character would fall into nick naming someone she barely knows.

The best developed and most creatively penned character was the dragon. I was disappointed that his role was so small. I wanted to know more about him and how he fitted in! If the next two installments are not yet written, consider exploring that neighborhood in your mythology. And give the fae a more decisive role - they're interesting.

At this point, I don't think I would pick up the sequel. I don't wonder about what comes next for Memory. She'll probably have another obstacle, she and her friends will figure it out together and triumph.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars refreshing YA
Well, written, Memory’s Wake, is a YA that strays from the monster norm of current trends. Memory is a young girl transported to another world with complete loss of memory. Read more
Published 5 days ago by A. Sines
5.0 out of 5 stars great read!
This book was a great fantasy book. I do not recommend it as your first book about the fae. However it is a great book to read.
Published 1 month ago by kp
5.0 out of 5 stars Made me cry
When a book can make you feel for the characters so much you find yourself with tears flowing as you read their story, you know the book is good.
Published 1 month ago by Possum
2.0 out of 5 stars Had hoped for better
I bought this book because I love the artist's art work and love fantasy fiction. I adore the occasional illustrations along the pages of this book. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Reah
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great book... can't wait to read the next one.
Published 1 month ago by Nancy
4.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic Read!
I picked this up because I was looking for something for a sibling who is just about the age this feels like it would go to.

... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Graham Mehr
5.0 out of 5 stars perfect
I enjoyed this book completely and in every way. It was non stop adventure, magic and mystery. Not just the regular kind of magic,but the magic of friendship, kindness and trust. Read more
Published 1 month ago by terasa ferrier
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Love this book!! cannot wait for more!
Published 1 month ago by Malinda Jean Cooper
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
It was great good. But a little to predictable.
Published 1 month ago by Mark Miles
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved it
Simply put, loved the book. Illustrations were wonderful. Story was great. I'll be definitely getting the other books.
Published 2 months ago by Barbara Rumfield
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Born in 1981 to Australian and Maltese parents, Selina lives in Australia with her husband, her baby girl, an unnamed cat, and a lorikeet who's far too clever.

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 an artist, eaten every bizarre and wonderful food put in front of her, and now enjoys writing novels.

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