Monday, October 13, 2014

Book Review: A Tale Of Two Centuries by Rachel Harris [Review by Sharon]

Author:  Rachel Harris
Series: My Super Sweet Sixteenth Century
Number: 2
Number of pages: 320
Publisher: Entangled Teen
Date published:  6 August 2013
Buy on: AmazonAmazon UK

Rating: 4 stars

"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?"


Between This and the first book in the series I liked this one better. Maybe because it's heavier on the romance, but even then the romance is quite light, and so very cute :)

I really liked Alessandra with her self discovery, and the way she saw modern days through her 16th century maiden eyes.

I loved the friendship between her and Cat, I loved her relationship with Austin- the supposed and self proclaimed bad boy.

But even more than that, what I love most about this series is that Cat and Alessandra and their friendship and their relationships with their boyfriends are an example to how you CAN be yourself, and how friendship and relationship SHOULD BE.

In a world where there are so many insecurities, self doubts and stupidity is celebrating more than ever. Where most MCs in books are TSTL and dependant on men, where a hot guy that stalks you is a hot guy so WHAT do I care if he stalks me when he's hot? where many of the relationships portrayed in books are abusive to some degree. I think that Cat, Alessandra, Austin and Lucas are a role model as to how to have friendship and a relationship between partners. As to how to be kind, supportive and yourself. How to deal with real life issues- from fitting in to family issues. 

I loved it. Someday, when I'm older and have kids I'd like my kids to read this series. 

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