Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Review ~ My Super Sweet Sixteenth Century by Rachel Harris

Genre: YA romance/historical fiction
Series and number: My Super Sweet Sixteenth Century #1
Number of pages: 304
Edition: Amazon Kindle
Link to Goodreads page

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:

Rating: 4 stars
Date read: August 5 to 6, 2013
Source: Bought

I’ve been meaning to read this for a long time, but it wasn’t until now that I got to it. I finally decided to pick it up because of all the talk of the sequel (Happy Birthday A Tale of Two Centuries!) all over the internet—well, it was mainly Twitter, but it felt like ATOTC and Austin was popping up everywhere. That left me feeling a bit left out—I hadn’t even read the first book—so I decided to put all other books aside to read this one and decide whether or not I liked Rachel Harris’s writing enough to try out the sequel (I like to read things in order, even if I don't necessarily need to). What is my final decision? I’m totally going to be reading the next book soon.

I’ve never read a book quite like My Super Sweet Sixteenth Century. First of all, I don’t read many lighter YA romance books (you may call it “chick-lit”)—at least, not lately. Secondly, I haven’t read many time travel books. Lastly, I’ve definitely never read a book with those two elements combined. They were blended so well too, as was the modern world and the sixteenth century.

I found this book to be incredibly fun and so right for the summer. It was a like a sweet romantic comedy movie that I can’t help but get swept away in. (I kept thinking how cool it would be if this book were to ever be adapted into a movie.) It was fresh and fun, and very well done.

I’m going to leave my review at that—short and sweet like the book was. I will add, though, that if you’re looking for something cute, clean, well-written, funny, and one-of-a-kind, I suggest you grab the book and join Cat on her journey into the sixteenth century.



  1. Sounds like a really interesting book and one I haven't heard of before. I might have to check it out. Nice review!

  2. I've seen a lot of posts about this book (and the second) recently! Sounds good :) I'll have to add it to my TBR list! I like that it has a bit of modern and historical aspects to the story.


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