The Name On Your Wrist by Helen Hiorns

How did I get the book? Netgalley, thank you @ Random House UK

Genre: Dystopian

Synopsis: 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?

The gripping debut novel from the winner of the inaugural Sony Young Movellist Award.

200words (or less) review: I love books that still have me thinking about them days after I’ve finished. The Name On Your Wrist is an impressive debut and I for one can’t wait to see what Helen Hiorns comes up with next.

The name of your soul mate appears on your wrist, this person is destined for you – but Corin doesn’t want to find her soul mate. The story of her older sister, Jacinta, didn’t end well and after the death of Corin’s father, her mother is condemned to be alone.

Having dated boy’s with the name “Thomas” (or variations thereof) everyone assumes that is the name on Corin’s wrist, something Corin is quite happy to let them. I wouldn’t call Corin lovable but I really liked her as a narrator and cared about her and her family.

There are many things about The Name On Your Wrist that impressed me but the fact that I couldn’t predict where the story was going to go was the best. There are surprises in store for the reader, which makes this book just even better.

Recommend it?


3 thoughts on “The Name On Your Wrist by Helen Hiorns

  1. Great review! This sounds so interesting! I have a really soft spot for books like this one, about soulmates and how to find them. I once read a post on tumblr saying how cool it would be if we had some sort of clock on our wrists that could count down the time until we met our soulmates…from then on I have been obsessed with that idea haha 🙂
    I will add this book to my TBR pile! Thanks for sharing 🙂

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