The Name on Your Wrist


How did I get it?:
NetGalley, thanks to Random House Children’s Publishers, UK


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.


I heard about this book from Random House Children’s Publishers when I attended the blogger’s brunch recently. I was so intrigued that I requested a copy on NetGalley as soon as I could. I’m so glad I did because The Name on Your Wrist is such a good read. It kept me up into the early hours of the morning as I wanted to finish it! I couldn’t predict what was going to happen at all, which is always a sign of a great book. I’m left wanting more, so I’m thrilled to find out there will be a sequel.

The author of this book Helen Hiorns, won the Sony Young Movellist Award. She was a very deserved winner. The Name Upon Your Wrist is a fresh and original story. Helen’s writing is so easy to read. She makes the reader feel like they’ve know the characters for such a long time, even though we’ve just been introduced to them.

It’s so nice to read such an original story. It’s about a girl living in a time where your soul mate is determined for you and their name written upon your wrist. You are the only person allowed to see it. The search is then on to find your soul mate.. the person with your name on their wrist.

At first I wasn’t sure if I was going to like the protagonist Corin. She’s incredibly moody and rebels against everything. I grew to like her as the book progressed. She has a lot more to her than first meets the eye. I began to really like how headstrong she was. The other characters are likable and very well developed.

The Name On Your Wrist is incredibly intriguing, thought-provoking and well written. I look forward to reading more from Helen Hiorns in the future. She’s certainly a talent to watch out for.

Would I recommend it?:
Without a doubt!

Reading next:
Ballistics- D.W Wilson

10 thoughts on “The Name on Your Wrist

  1. I haven’t heard of this one yet, but I’m glad that you really enjoyed it, the soul mate idea sounds so intriguing 🙂

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