Saturday, November 24, 2012

Book Review: My Super Sweet Sixteenth Century

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Title: My Super Sweet Sixteenth Century
Author: Rachel Harris
Genre/s: Young Adult, Romance, Historical Fiction, Fantasy


On the precipice of her sixteenth birthday, the last thing lone wolf Cat Crawford wants is an extravagant gala thrown by her bubbly stepmother-to-be 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 Thoughts:

My Super Sweet Sixteenth Century is a fun and light read which will take you to a magical journey, away from all the chaos and stress of the 21st Century and into the inspired air of the Renaissance Period.

To be honest, I didn't like Cat, at first, because she's a little whiny in the first few chapters. But when she entered Reyna's tent, that's where the magic begins. Cat traveled back in time to her most favorite century of all, in 16th century Renaissance where she met her ancestor, Cipriano and Alessandra.  The moment Cat stepped out of the tent and observed her old-fashioned surrounding, I feel the excitement and the anticipation of an unforgettable adventure. And the story, surpassed my expectation.

Rachel Harris' description of the 16th century was so vivid, I have a mental sketch of it in my mind. That's how well-written this book was. And also, the way Cat explained the beauty of David was mind blowing. It made me want to fly to Florence immediately to see its splendor for myself.

And how can I forget to mention the dashing Lorenzo, heartthrob of Florence. Cat tried so hard not to fall for him, at first but because it's so damn impossible not to fall for someone like Lorenzo, she eventually love him and Lorenzo reciprocated it. 

It saddened me when Cat went back to the present time because I wanted to read more about what happened to Lorenzo and the others. Anyway, Cat learned so many valuable lessons in her Renaissance adventure which she used in working things out with her father and soon-to-be stepmother.

Overall, this book is an awesome read that I would definitely recommend to everyone who loves romance and fun adventures. 

My Rating
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