Wanderlove by Belle Malory

I liked the idea of the book and the characters were great!  It just was written soooo…”weird” isn’t a good word for it, but I don’t want to use the word poorly either.  It just was roughly worded…it seemed like the author was a little impatient to get it published and just sent it without making a few changes that would have seriously helped the writing out.  That is my only complaint though.  I loved the love story in this book!!

Title: Wanderlove

Author: Belle Malory

Summary (by Goodreads):

Lola Moori is hiding a secret she doesn’t know she’s keeping.

She begins to remember someone. Someone important. His name is Gabe…and whatever they shared, she could feel that it was epic.

Yet it seems Gabe wanted her to forget him. Forever.

The curse that repressed Lola’s memories for the span of several lifetimes is coming undone. But unfortunately for Lola, she discovers that some secrets are better left buried.

My take:

This is a self-published book from the author…I found it on the kindle for 99 cents.  It had gotten some good reviews and some mediocre reviews, but it was in that “If you liked…you will like…!”  Which I did “like” this book…the plot and the idea of it was great!  The way the book was written was just so rough.  One commenter on Goodreads mentioned that it was poorly edited…which is a great way to put it.

It’s a story about a girl named Lola.  She and her family are gypsies and in the beginning of the book, she is running away…from her father.  Her father had made a deal with a madame (aka: a lady pimp) to sell Lola once she is 18…what a horrible dad!  A get rich quick off of his daughter…and he doesn’t see it that way!

The main idea is that gypsies remember their past lives, who they were, who they loved, spouses, families, etc…except Lola can’t remember any of hers.  After running away from her father, she goes to her grandmother’s house where she meets a guy named Gabe and she’s got this sense that she’s known before … like “BEFORE, before”…  Being around him seems to do the trick and she starts remembering her past lives and most importantly…him.  After you find about him you can’t understand how she would forget him in the first place!

I loved Lola’s grandmother, Miriam.  She was hilarious to read!  First she’s on a dieting kick with no carbs, then she’s saying things like:

“He’s two bricks short of a load.”

Or

“She doesn’t have the sense God gave a goat.”

She seriously made me giggle at some of the stupid little things she would say!  Miriam’s character was just written so well!  I wish she was a real person!!  She’s was an amazing grandmother who, you could tell, loved Lola and wanted to see the best for her.

The way the author wrote about the gypsies, their way of life, they way they did things, was fascinating to read about.  It was like they truly possessed magic!  I don’t think I’ve ever read a book that was completely about gypsies, so it was a good read!

I would recommend this book on the basis that you look past some of the grammatical flaws and rough writing.  Once you read it, think back through the story line and you’ll realize how great the book really was and how original the plot is.   It has a minor cliff hanger in the epilogue…but other than that, it’s safe to read!

~Myst

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