Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Review: My Super Sweet Sixteenth Century by Rachel Harris

Title: My Super Sweet Sixteenth Century
Author: Rachel Harris
Series: Book One of the My Super Sweet Sixteenth Century Series
Published By: Entangled Teen (September 18, 2012)
Source: ARC Copy Provided by the Publisher (in exchange for an honest review)
Genre: YA Historical Romance
My Rating: 5 Stars!!

Goodreads Description:
 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?

My Review:
This review is hard for me because I am trying to figure out how I can express to you just how endearing and sweet this read was for me without giving anything away.

I guess the best way would be with one simple word, Lorenzo.

Lorenzo made this story. His character was just...perfect. This truly was one of the sweetest (clean) romances I have read yet this year. Everything that came out of that boy's mouth was swoon worthy. I couldn't of asked for a better male protagonist.

This story was so imaginative and simply put, the kind of book I simple devour and can't get enough of.

Not only did I fall in love with the Renaissance scenery and world Harris managed to make come to life (so much so that I felt like I was there), but the characters were all fantastic.

I loved every single one of them, even the creepy Niccolo. Aunt Francesca was such a wonderful woman and everything I would imagine a woman of the Renaissance era to be like. Many times her kind nature and words to Cat made me teary eyed. Alessandra, Uncle Marco and Cip were no different. They too were such great strong secondary characters that I couldn't help but fall in love with.

I love how much Cat grew in this book and I think she was a great character too, she seemed very real and down to earth to me and I really loved that about her.

This whole story was just very well written and executed and I loved every single minute of it. In fact I found as the story started coming to a close I was reading it slower because I just didn't want it to end. I didn't want to have to say good-bye too all the characters I felt like were friends.

I know that this will be a story that I will be thinking about long after it has ended. The characters just stay with you and leave a lasting impression.

And with the ending? Well lets just say that I am so excited! I think I even squealed a little with the prospect of another book coming! I am so excited for more of Cat and the gang!!

Bring it on Harris because I am so ready for it!


  1. I love time travel stories. LOVE! I think this one sounds really cute. I must meet this Mr. Lorenzo! :D

  2. I hope you do try it Christy, it is wonderful!!