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The Name On Your Wrist

R wristIn 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 suppo. I was sent a link to an eGalley widget to this book saw that it was about soulmates and downloaded it assuming that it would be a nice sweet story about forever teenage love I probably wouldn t have downloaded it if I d realised that it s nothing of the sort that in fact it s one of the bleakest and most uncompromising Dystopian novels I ve ever come across but that would have been my loss I m glad I read it even if it did leave me wanting to curl up under a blankie with a cup of hot chocolate and have a good cryThis is a really remarkable debut from a very talented writer I ve never come across a PoV character uite like this or a narrative voice that struck me in uite the same way The writer walks a razor edge between prose that truly does read like the self obsessed angsty journal rantings of an emotionally broken teenage girl and prose which has the emotional clarity and power reuired to carry a full length book The main character Corin is one of the least immediately likeable and therefore perhaps most realistic female characters I ve read in ages calling up definite echoes of Cat Clarke s unforgettable Grace in her debut Entangled She s strong and yet feeble angry yet vulnerable and she s got everything and everyone all figured out right from the start while simultaneously managing to be wrong about all the most important thingsI love the ideas in this book It creates a Dystopian future which rather than seeming outlandish and shocking feels shockingly plausible to the point of being bland A future in which people in power really do seek to keep everyone safe by making them comfortable appealing to their laziness and desire to fit in and making all their choices for them Each plot and subplot is there to challenge our idealisation of romantic love as the only love that really matters presenting a world where everyone has a soulmate where everyone knows the name of the true love whom they will eventually find and it s a complete nightmareThis book s only real weakness is its ending There s a brilliant twist but sadly the way it s unveiled and the main character s reaction to it rather works against the messages that we ve absorbed from the story up to that point It needed further unpacking and resolving to make it as strong as it should have been But regardless I really admired the author of this book for making so many daring choices and for managing to surprise me Recommended

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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 you. It s a rare treasure when you find a book with such a uniue concept that it captures your interest immediately and doesn t let go Until the conclusion that is but I ll get to that laterI ve said it before and I ll say it again dystopias are hit or miss for me I m still making my mind up about this book in general but I can t doubt that the world was beautifully created Everything that you needed was well explained in order to look at its conseuences for the characters That s also where this book is different from others while dystopias like The Hunger Games and Divergent are written in trilogies allowing time for an oppressed protagonist to change the world The Name on Your Wrist is a standalone where it s only the main character s outlook on her world which changesCorin is a cynic through and through with good reason as we learn through the novel the girl s been through a lot Her voice was fresh and interesting with plenty of character and hilarious witty comebacks I m one of those people who love to read them even though I suck at retorts myself and only think of something clever hours after the conversation when my brain is hyperactive before going to sleepShe manages to raise uestions that didn t just reflect to her life but made me think about our world right now and it s one of those great reads that makes you uestion everything even when you ve turned the last page Should humanity have a choice The immediate answer is yes but there s always an exception and this book explores thatThe Name on Your Wrist had one downfall the ending It simply didn t work for me The revelation made sense but in a way it still didn t Okay I m not explaining clearly It was like when you give your money at the checkout but the change doesn t look enough so you hand it back they double recount and everything s there but you re still not happy Basically it fell short and for that it lost a star in my ratingOverall though a very enjoyable read that s worth checking out for the enjoyment factor alonePosted on

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Sed to be withBut 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 wristAnd what if like Corin the last thing in the world you want is to be foundThe gripping debut novel from the winner of the inaugural Sony Young Movellist Awar. Once an avid reader in recent years I have fallen out of the loop with up and coming authors instead preferring to stick to my favourite authors until now that isSitting down after a particularly tiring shift at work I wanted nothing than to read for half an hour then sleep However once I had started this book I could not put it down And roughly three hours later with no breaks not even toilet breaks I have finished it and am thirsty for The Name Upon Your Wrist is fresh and new whilst giving the reader an almost nostalgic feel for the characters almost as though they are an old friend or a cousin one has lost touch with For that is clearly Hiorn s strong point she writes in such a way that the reader feels as though they are not merely a spectator instead that they are part of the book living and breathing with the charactersInitially the protagonist Corin seems nothing than a moody teenage girl trying to rebel against everything life throws at her However as the novel progresses many layers of her character are cleverly revealed making the reader root for her to make the right decision regarding her carpinomen Alongside the character progression the plot twists are near enough impossible to guess a rarity in books these daysThe uestions regarding morality and love that this novel raises have definitely got me thinking and after all isn t that the sign of a good book One that leaves you thinking about it for days if not weeks after And The Name On Your Wrist will certainly do thatIf I were to describe this book in one sentence it would be thisThought provoking intelligent and most importantly an absolute pleasure to read


About the Author: Helen Hiorns

Helen Hiorns is twenty and is studying Philosophy at Sheffield University She has been writing online for about six years and was backpacking around Europe with friends when she found out her debut novel The Name on Your Wrist had been selected as the winner of the first Sony Young Movellist of the Year Award



10 thoughts on “The Name On Your Wrist

  1. says:

    Source I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read to review basis Thanks to Random House Childrens Publishers UK and Netgalley19 year old Corin lives in a society where everyone has a name on the skin on the inside of their fore

  2. says:

    Imagine that your soul mate your carpinomen knew who you were and vice versa Helen Hiorns has created a world were this is possible each person has a name on their wrist of their soul mate it is only known to them and remains covered at all times Corin is the protagonist in The Name on Your Wrist as far as everyone is concerned her carpinom

  3. says:

    It’s a rare treasure when you find a book with such a uniue concept that it captures your interest immediately and doesn’t let go Until the conclusion that is but I’ll get to that laterI’ve said it before

  4. says:

    Trigger warnings suicide self harm mental health car accident death of a parent Look I'm not going to lie I picked this one up solely because it's basically a soulmate fan fic And I'm trash for a good soulmate fic However this turned out to be dystopian story than anything Basically at some point in childhood a name is tattooed on your wrist It's taboo to show the name to anyone but it's common knowledge that i

  5. says:

    I met Helen last year at the Sony Young Movellist award ceremony because she won and we were lucky enough to bump into ea

  6. says:

    I was sent a link to an eGalley widget to this book saw that it was about soulmates and downloaded it assuming that it would be a nice sweet story about forever teenage love I probably wouldn't have downloaded it if I'd realised that it's nothing of the sort that in fact it's one of the bleakest and most uncompromising Dystopian

  7. says:

    I received a copy from Netgalley in exchange for an honest reviewThis was a good read but had a few plot holes and lacked explanationsKeeping the name on your wrist to yourself is the biggest secret you will haveThis is why i found it difficult to understand why you'd get branded with a name at the age of threeSurely if it's meant to be top secret you wouldn't get your name until you're old enough to fully und

  8. says:

    I received a copy of this book via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review Thanks to Random House Children's Publishers UK and Helen HiornsThe name on your wrist is set in England in a future where the name of your soul mate is tattooed on your wristI liked Corin the main character despite her aggressive pers

  9. says:

    Once an avid reader in recent years I have fallen out of the loop with up and coming authors instead preferring to stick to my favourite authors until now that isSitting down after a particularly tiring shift at work I wa

  10. says:

    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 nextThe 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

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