Waiting On Wednesday

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill @ Breaking The Spine which allows us to highlight up coming releases we are eagerly awaiting.

My Name Is Memory by Ann Brashares

Not everyone believes in the existence of ‘the one’, the love of our life that we are destined to find, but Daniel knows it’s real. How could he not? He has spent centuries meeting and falling in love with the same girl over and over and over again. Life after reincarnated life, generation after generation, spanning continents and dynasties, he and Lucy have been drawn together — and though he can never tell her, he remembers it all. He has the gift, or the curse, of ‘the memory’, the ability to recall past lives and recognize the reincarnated souls he has known. The problem is, the force that draws Lucy and Daniel together also always tears them painfully, fatally apart, to the point that he has started trying to protect her from falling in love with him and the heartbreak he knows it will bring. (Released in the UK 24/6/2010 by Hodder & Stroughton, US release 1/6/2010 by Riverhead Hardcover)

Just OMG! How fantastic does this book sound? I really Can. Not. Wait for this. I’m fascinated by memory, and the idea that some people can recall past lives, added to an undying love story…well! I’m also loving the UK cover a whole lot more than the US one (shown below). This book has already been optioned for a movie PRIOR to its release date, which while I never like the movie half as much as the book, has me excited about how good this book might be!

US cover

So what are you waiting for this week?