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[ARC Book Review] A Tale of Two Centuries by Rachel Harris

I’m so happy (even though I’m home and sick to bits) that I can finally share with you guys my gushing review of Rachel Harris’ latest YA novel: A Tale of Two Centuries, which is a companion novel of Super Sweet Sixteenth Century. I was lucky enough to be part of the blog tour ( you can check out my tour stop HERE, where Rachel herself stopped by the blog to share her 5 ingredients for a perfect story). Anyway, carry on. 🙂

Title: A Tale of Two Centuries
Author: Rachel Harris
Publisher: Entangled Teen
Published on: August 6, 2013
Source: eARC from publisher for tour

           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?



Wow. I certainly did not expect that ending… Oh, it wasn’t at all a bad cliffhanger! It was more! The ending is something you won’t see coming.

I absolutely love everything about A Tale of Two Centuries. It’s simple, uncomplicated story unravels every teenager hormone left in my system! I swear I swooned and had lovely chills most of the time. And the fact that the MC from the 1st book, Cat, not only made an appearance here but is also a main character in the book still. And her love story continued here as well.

Boy, A Tale of Two Centuries is certainly a tale of two centuries. Time travel in a gypsy and not scifi way is still present, and the “adventure” part is pretty much a requirement…and I think i liked this more than the first book..because both Cat and Alessandra got their happy endings.. And the twist of the story will just sweep you off your feet. And then there are the swoon worthy guy characters, Lucas and Austin… Mostly the source of my giddiness is Austin. As usual, the bad boy image got me! But in fairness, Austin is not the usual bad boy… He just was in a rebellion stage.. And he just needed a certain girl to change that all. I also liked the transformation that happened to Alessandra. Not just physically, but most importantly in her faith and her heart.

Not only did this book amused and entertained me, but this book has all the elements I love in a good book: good story, great characters, good twist, and good conversations plus a dose of lesson too!

Note: thank you Heather from Entangled for including me in the list of people to receive an e-ARC. Thank you to Rachel Harris for creating this oh so wonderful series!


Note: Review copy was given in exchange for an honest review. 🙂

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Hi there! My name is Jenna. I write and speak to encourage and empower women, equality, freedom, sustainability, and the plant-based lifestyle. For the Kingdom of Jesus. <3

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