Book Review: A Tale of Two Centuries by Rachel Harris

WARNING: This is a review of a second book in the My Super Sweet Sixteenth Century series, and may contain spoilers for the first book. To see my review for book 1, click here. You may also jump to the OVERALL and rating part of my review to know how much I loved this book.

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favoriteTitle: A Tale of Two Centuries
Author: Rachel Harris
Published: August 6, 2013
Publisher: Entangled Teen
ISBN13: 9781622660124
Format: Paperback
Series: My Super Sweet Sixteenth Century #2
Acquisition: Bought

Purchase at: Amazon

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?

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ARC Review: Notable by Marni Bates

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Title: Notable
Authors: Marni Bates
Publication Date: October 29, 2013
Publisher: K-Teen
Series: Awkward #3
Format: eARC
Acquisition: Netgalley

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I take no prisoners…
I’m Chelsea Halloway and I will happily destroy your social life if you mess with me. Just ask anyone. There is no situation I can’t handle. Divorcing parents? No problem. An ex-boyfriend who wants to date Smith High School’s biggest geek instead of me? Just a matter of time before I can make him see reason. At least, until my parents decide to ship me off on a study abroad trip to Cambodia…
Now instead of being admired as the queen of the Notables, I’m stuck with a bunch of college students who don’t take me seriously, and a professor who accidentally landed himself on the wrong side of a drug lord. And it’s up to me to get us all out of the country alive–even the annoying jerk with the green eyes who won’t stop calling me “princess.”
Oh yeah, what could possibly go wrong?

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Review Ranting??

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So it’s 6am. And I’m so worked up and angry. Very angry. Raging angry.

I just finished reading the sequel to a favorite book of mine. I was sooooo excited for it too because the first one was so good. But as you can see from above, I’m not very happy about it. And I’m so frustrated I’m not sure how I could even sleep tonight.

Anyway, I received an eARC of this book directly from the author so I definitely want to put a good review out. I mean there were parts I really loved and I even got teary-eyed. But I always go back to the anger, especially since the last scene was the worst of it all. It was soooo soap opera cliche and I hated every bit of it.

The author set up this perfect moment already. I was so happy about it, but it was all ripped away. And how I hate it all so much! I’ve always been a positive person and I love all kinds of books. Very few can infuriate me and it makes me feel so lost. I needed someone to talk to about it but I’m not sure anyone would hear me out so I ran to my blog for comfort.

I’m still lost and hurting about the whole thing, but at least I could somehow let it out. Why did it have to end up like this? I had so much faith. I’m so disappointed and angry and I just really don’t know what to do about it all. Everytime I think about it I see red despite the wonderful parts of the story. Maybe I should just clear my head, but I’m VERY tempted to rant on my whole review based on how I feel.