Monday, June 4, 2012

Clockwise by Elle Strauss

Book Description:
Casey Donovan has issues: hair, height and uncontrollable trips to the 19th century! And now this --she’s accidentally taken Nate Mackenzie, the cutest boy in the school, back in time. Awkward.

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 parked on the bottom of the rung of the social ladder and Nate perched high 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 younger 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.

Misty's Review:

I'm totally addicted to free Kindle books and always on the lookout for a good one. When I saw Clockwise was free this week, I snapped it up, because come on, that cover is so cute! The book is just as cute as the cover, though I felt the ideal reader would be several years younger than the main characters. Most of the themes were geared toward older teens, but it read much more like a middle grade novel. I finally decided target audience would be about thirteen year old girls and once I settled my mind on that, I enjoyed the rest of the book. I guess I just need to be able to classify things to be comfortable with them (that's human, right?) When I had to put it down I couldn't wait to get back to it. I cared about the characters and wanted to find out what happened and, more importantly, how it would play out.

Such a cute read that I totally recommend to any readers who enjoy a light romance set somewhere between middle grade and young adult fiction.


Christina said...

I just picked it up and can't wait to get started. Thanks for the review!

Jillian said...

Just finished this one and thought it was really cute! Not sure I'm happy the second one will be as great with it written in two different POV, but we'll see, started it last night. :)