Tuesday, September 11, 2012

ARC Review: My Super Sweet Sixteenth Century

Author: Rachel Harris
Release Date: 9/18/12
Genre: YA Time Travel / YA Chick Lit
Received From: Entangled Teen via NetGalley
Summary from B&N.com:
On the precipice of her sixteenth birthday, the last thing lone wolf Cat Crawford wants is an extravagant gala thrown by her bubbly stepmother and well-meaning father. So even though Cat knows the family’s trip to Florence, Italy, is a peace offering, she embraces the magical city and all it offers. But when her curiosity leads her to an unusual gypsy tent, she exits . . . right into Renaissance Firenze.
Thrust into the sixteenth century armed with only a backpack full of contraband future items, Cat joins up with her ancestors, the sweet Alessandra and protective Cipriano, and soon falls for the gorgeous aspiring artist Lorenzo. But when the much-older Niccolo starts sniffing around, Cat realizes that an unwanted birthday party is nothing compared to an unwanted suitor full of creeptastic amore. Can she find her way back to modern times before her Italian adventure turns into an Italian forever?

My Review:

My Super Sweet Sixteenth Century is a lively and entertaining book that will make you laugh and take a second look at the way you’re living your life at the same time.  I loved how this is such a fun read, but also with a really great message of Cat finding herself. 

Cat's sweet sixteenth is just around the corner. Her soon to be step-mother is trying to through her a sweet sixteenth birthday party, but she does not want one so her dad takes the her to Italy. In Italy she decides to do some thing crazy, and she goes into a gypsy's tent. After she leave the gypsy's tent after a weird visit, she walks out into Renaissance Firenze. This adventure to the past will change her prospective on herself and her life.
Cat was super fun to read from and about. I loved her personalty. She is spunky but without being bratty. I loved all of the characters in the Renaissance. They were super fun to read about, and the all had unique personalities.  

Through her journey Cat learns a lot. The message of how she opens her eyes to things, was delivered in a fun way that was still meaningful. Rachel Harris did beautiful job creating this book. 

I loved this book. It is an overall fun read. The characters were lively. This book tells a meaningful message in a fun and entertaining way.     

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