Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Clockwise by Elle Strauss Book Review

Hey guys!! Today, I'm doing my first ever book review. At least I think it's my first book review. I actually don't remember. Anyway. I've been meaning to do this for quite a while now, since I started reading this book in... October or November? Not sure which. After finishing editing my book, I finally had time to fit this in.

Okay, here I go.

Title: Clockwise
Author: Elle Strauss
Genera: YA Rom/Com, Time-Travel

Summary: A teenage time-traveler accidentally takes her secret crush back in time. Awkward.

Boy watching with her best friend would be excitement enough for fifteen year old Casey Donovan. She doesn't even mind life at the bottom of the Cambridge High social ladder, if only she didn't have this other, much bigger problem. Unscheduled trips to the nineteenth century!

When Casey gets talked into going to the Fall Dance, the unthinkable happens- she accidentally takes Nate Mackenzie, the cutest boy in school, back in time. Protocol pressures to tell their 1860 hosts that he is her brother, and when Casey finds she has a handsome, wealthy (and unwanted) suitor, something changes in Nate. Are those romantic sparks, or is it just 'brotherly' protectiveness?

When they return to the present, things go back to the way they were before: Casey at the bottom of the social totem pole, and Nate on the very top. Except this time, her heart is broken. Plus her best friend is mad, her parents are split up, and her little brother gets escorted home by the police. The only thing that could make life worse is if, by some strange twist of fate, she took Nate to the past again.

Which of course, she does.

Review: Before I say anything else, I have to tell you, this book was awesome. On Monday, I was only planning on reading a chapter or two and found myself at the end of the book! I could not stop reading it.

Clockwise kept me on the edge of my seat for the entire read! The plot is pretty fast-paced, and the romantic tension had me excited the whole way through. The characters are easy to love (or hate, if your talking 'bad guy's), and I found myself believing every word of the story. And Casey is tough. I mean, come on. Who doesn't (besides boys...) like a strong heroine?

My Rating: A Nebula.

(Eagle Nebula)

Let me explain. It's got plenty of stars to account for how much I loved the book! Now you've got to read it!



fairbetty said...

I love love LOVE your rating system :) Thanks for the opinion on the book! I'll have to pick it up.

Jess said...

Thanks for stopping by :D

Angela Brown said...

I've got Clockwise in my queue. I can't wait to read it. I love your review. Has me excited about reading it soon.

J. A. Bennett said...

This sounds like it has some of the same elements as my book, so I'm pretty sure I need to pick it up :)

Alice said...

Thanks for the review. Sounds like a cute story.

Elle Strauss said...

Thanks for a lovely review, Jessica. So glad you liked it!

Jess said...

No problem! Thanks for stopping by :)

kmckendry said...

Great review Jess! I have to put this on my To Reads list.

Shallee said...

I've got this book on my TBR list! Glad to hear you enjoyed it so much. Thanks for the review!

Reiko said...

Out of millions of books out there, how did you (1) discover and (2) choose to read this particular book?

Jemi Fraser said...

Totally agree! Clockwise is a fabulous book! :)

Chantele Sedgwick said...

This sounds so cute! I'm adding it to my to-read list right now! :D And great review! :)

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