Author: Helen Hiorns
Published by: Corgi
Date: January 2014
It's the first thing they teach you when you start school. But they don't need to; your parents tell you when you're first learning how to say your name. It's drummed into you whilst you're taking your first stumbling steps. It's your lullaby. From the moment it first appears, you don't tell anyone the name on your wrist.
In Corin's world, your carpinomen - the name of your soul mate, marked indelibly on your wrist from the age of two or three - is everything. It's your most preciously guarded secret; a piece of knowledge that can give another person ultimate power over you. People spend years, even decades, searching for the one they're supposed to be with.
But what if you never find that person? Or you do, but you just don't love them? What if you fall for someone else - someone other than the name on your wrist?
And what if - like Corin - the last thing in the world you want is to be found?
On paper this book is such a good idea but there were too many plot holes for me and a few things that had me thinking what's the point. Like, if the name on your wrist is the person you'll marry then why bother covering your wrist!? If you're dating the name on your wrist then everyone knows, I don't understand the point of keeping the name covered. I know some couples are not 'meant to be' and even they know the name on the others wrist, I just don't know why they need to be kept covered after you're married.
The only thing that shocked me in this book is what Corin did with the name on her wrist. Oh actually, two things that shocked me, the other was what her sister did with the name on her wrist! The ending was a little rushed and made me think that there should be a book 2, there are many unanswered questions in this story!
I believe the author is only 20 and what an achievement to be a published author at such a young age I just feel if she spent a little more time fine tuning this story could have been amazing!
2/5 stars just not for me this one!