Saturday, November 26, 2011

Review: Clockwise by Elle Strauss

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This book was provided for free by the author for review.

A teenage time traveler accidentally takes her secret crush back in time. Awkward.
Boy watching with her best friend would be enough excitement for fifteen year old Casey Donovan. She doesn't even mind life at the bottom of the Cambridge High social ladder, if only she didn’t have this other much bigger problem. Unscheduled trips to the nineteenth century!
When Casey gets talked into going to the Fall Dance, the unthinkable happens--she accidentally takes Nate Mackenzie, the cutest boy in the school, back in time.

Protocol pressures her to tell their 1860 hosts that he is her brother and when Casey finds she has a handsome, wealthy (and unwanted) suitor, something changes in Nate. Are those romantic sparks or is it just ‘brotherly’ protectiveness?

When they return to the present things go back to the way they were before: Casey at the bottom of the social totem pole and Nate perched on the very the top. Except this time her heart is broken. Plus, her best friend is mad, her parents are split up, and her little brother gets escorted home by the police. The only thing that could make life worse is if, by some strange twist of fate, she took Nate back to the past again.

Which of course, she does.

I went into Clockwise with a feeling that I would enjoy it.  (Hence the reason I accepted the review request from Elle Strauss).  I was eager for some time to finally start reading it.

Eventually, I got my chance to read it.  Unlike most books, this one started off quickly.  I immediately fell into it and had no problems getting into the storyline.

Clockwise was very well written and a really good read.  I thoroughly enjoyed this novel and all the complexities that the author brought to life.  I would feinitely read it again in the future.



4.5 MOONS.

I was a little unsure about this book, it seemed like it was going to be one of those rushed arc's I have been reading alot of. I was so glad that as I pushed through it, it picked up speed and I found myself unable to turn away.

After all, who hasn't had a crush on that one guy in highschool that you thought was out of there league?
I know that I couldn't imagine going back in time to the year she looped to, where women had no rights let alone a voice and befoe slavery was abolished. I was glad to see the struggle they both had to face when coming across such challanges and not changing time.

I think my favorite part of the whole thing was how it was tied together in the end. It was deffinatly a surprise for me.



3.5 MOONS.

1 comment:

  1. Omg - I love time travel tales and this sounds so freakin' CUTE!!! *AWKWARD* for sure lol

    I'm gonna be crossing my fingers to get Clockwise :D