Monday, August 27, 2012

Review: My Super Sweet 16th Century + GIVEAWAY

My Super Sweet Sixteenth Century (My Super Sweet Sixteenth Century #1)
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?

Source: Shane Blog Tours (Thanks Shane and Entangled Publishing !)

My Thoughts:
When I saw the blurb of this book I was reminded of Waterfall and Goddess of Legend  both books have female protagonists that time travel to another century (usually sometime in the past).I couldn't help comparing this book to Waterfall and I have to say that I didn't like this book as much as Waterfall.

Needless to say I found this story to be quite predictable but I liked the fact that the author tried to put her own twist to this tried and tested concept.The main character is a Hollywood kid (basically her father is a famous film director and her mother is a famous actress).I liked the fact that she wasn't a brat and was down to earth.I could easily relate to Cat.I also liked the fact that she was sarcastic but I thought there was a lot more scope for sarcastic comments in this book (In short: I want more sarcasm ) .Cat made me smile.

I just couldn't connect to Lorenzo and I think this is one of the main reasons I didn't enjoy this book that much.I didn't feel anything for him.His character didn't seem too developed to me.So the romance was a little flat for me.

I liked Alessandra.She was such a nice girl and I loved watching her grow.I can't wait to read more about her and Cat in Book #2.

Overall,this is a light,fun and predictable read but I have a feeling the sequel will be better.If you haven't read a book like this(females travelling back in time)  give this a shot.

My Rating:


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  1. I don't know what it is, but I love books about time travel. I will give it a shot, thanks for sharing your thoughts :)

  2. Time travel is a great concept. I am really excited about this book.
    I haven't read Waterfall but I will TBR it too.

  3. When I first read the blurb for this one I immediately thought of Waterfall as well, and even though this one doesn't seem to be quite as amazing as that one, it does sound enjoyable. I wish the romance was a bit stronger, it makes me sad that part fell flat for you, but I think this would be a quick and fun read for me:) Thanks for the review and giveaway!

  4. i haven't read any with time-traveling concept so this will be my first... :)

  5. I'm a fan of historical fiction & time-traveling so I can't wait to read this!

  6. I love time traveling and historical types of books. I cant wait for this one to come out!

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  8. Who's Alessandra? It's the first time I heard her name throughout the blog tour (or the first time her name caught me eye)... Hmm... Thank you for this!!!

  9. I am really excited about the release of this book and cannot wait to read it, for it not only looks amazing but sounds like a fantastic read!! I love the mix of modern VS old/ historical too, as well as the striking and clever cover. Thank you for such a helpful and interesting review - i was most interested to know your opinion on this one. x


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