Usually my 3 on a theme posts involve books read close together or even concurrently. In this case, however, it was more a feeling, much like the heroines of these stories, that I had read this before.
In Fallen by Lauren Kate, the main character Luce finds herself drawn to Daniel, a broody type who is sometimes outright mean to her. After all, he’s fallen in love with her over and over again – every 17 years in fact – and when he kisses her, she usually dies.
Where had I read this before? Almost three years ago, I read two books with the theme of reincarnation. In My Name Is Memory by Ann Brashares, the main character’s recurring lover is also named Daniel. And, strangely enough, even though Daniel has known her as Sophia in other lives, her name in this life is Lucy!
No wonder I had déjà vu. But wait, there’s more! I had déjà vu about My Name Is Memory shortly after reading it, when I picked up I Remember You by Cathleen Davitt Bell. This time, instead of a girl named Luce/Lucy, there was a guy named Lucas. Again, it’s the dude who remembers falling in love with the girl before. Or after. Lucas remembers things that have yet to happen.
To further confuse matters, I listened to all three of these on audiobooks. And look at the similarities of the covers! All in shades of blue and green, with white centered text and silhouetted profiles.