by Rachel Harris
August 6, 2013 by Entangled Teen
Alessandra D’Angeli is in need of an adventure. Tired of her sixteenth-century life in Italy and homesick for her time-traveling cousin, Cat, who visited her for a magical week and dazzled her with tales of the future, Alessandra is lost. Until the stars hear her plea.
One mystical spell later, Alessandra appears on Cat’s Beverly Hills doorstep five hundred years in the future. Surrounded by confusing gadgets, scary transportation, and scandalous clothing, Less is hesitant to live the life of a twenty-first century teen…until she meets the infuriating—and infuriatingly handsome—surfer Austin Michaels. Austin challenges everything she believes in…and introduces her to a world filled with possibility.
With the clock ticking, Less knows she must live every moment of her modern life while she still can. But how will she return to the drab life of her past when the future is what holds everything she’s come to love?
My Short and Sweet Review:
In A Tale of Two Centuries, Alessandra (Less) is the one doing the time-traveling. She suddenly finds herself in the same time and place as her cousin, who we met in My Super Sweet Sixteenth Century. In this one, there are many hilarious moments as Less comes into contact with modern day items, things we don't even think about how they would appear to someone from the past. Less changes and grows as a person because of her experiences and isn't sure she can ever be happy going back to the kind of life she lives in the 16th century. I really enjoyed the first book, but I think I liked reading about Alessandra's adventure even more.
You will probably like this book if you like sweet, fun YA with a side of time-travel and a dash of romance.
You may not like this book if you only like the "more mature YA" (or, of course, if you don't enjoy YA at all).
A copy was provided by the author for an honest review.
About the Author:
Rachel Harris grew up in New Orleans, watching soap operas with her grandmother, and staying up late sneak-reading her mama's romance novels. Today, she still stays up late reading romances, only now she does so openly.
A Cajun cowgirl now living in Houston, she firmly believes life's problems can be solved with a hot, sugar-coated beignet or a thick slice of king cake, and that screaming at strangers for cheap, plastic beads is acceptable behavior in certain situations.
She homeschools her two beautiful girls and watches countless hours of Food Network and reality television with her amazing husband. She writes young adult, new adult, and adult Fun, Flirty Escapes, and LOVES talking with readers!
Find out more at RachelHarrisWrites.com.