Friday, August 24, 2012

Blog Tour: My Super Sweet Sixteenth Century by Rachel Harris: Review and Giveaway!

Happy Friday Everyone!!!!!

I am so happy to share with you my post as part of the blog tour for My Super Sweet Sixteenth Century by Rachel Harris. This wonderful blog tour is run by Shane @ Itching For Books! You can find the full schedule here!

My Super Sweet Sixteenth Century by Rachel Harris
Publisher: Entangled Publishing
Publication Date: September 11th, 2012
Source: E-ARC from Entangled Publishing
Rating: 4/5 SHINING STARS!

My Review!

Truly Delightful!

Looking for a book that is fun, entertaining- a pure delight? Look no further. My Super Sweet Sixteenth Century by Rachel Harris is a wonderful book full of time traveling, loveable characters, Renaissance jargon matched with modern jargon and fantastic scenes. The true reality of Renaissance Italy time period was depicted in this story. Like marriage laws and the lack of drinking water.

Cat is a delightful main character that is easy to relate to and I am very glad to go on this journey to Renaissance Italy with her and her trusty backpack. I love feeling her adoration for art. She grows throughout the story as she learns to appreciate her life. At the beginning of the story, Cat is pretty lonely in the friendship department but throughout her trip to Renaissance Italy she lets her guard down and make a good friend with her sweet ancestor Alessandra.

Alessandra has more then my favorite name ever. She is bubbly and fun and desires to be an actor. I can relate to that; I always wanted to be an actor (maybe in college). But she cannot because she is living in a time where it is illegal for women to be actors. She was a well-developed friend for Cat and I cannot wait for her story in June. I need it!!!!! I wish I could be a friend with her and talk about theater with her. She is so passionate about it.

Lorenzo is the Italian man Cat falls in love it. While, they both are attracted to each other the moment they meet, they take their time to fall in love and start to admit they love each other. He is compassionate, a gentleman and delightful.

The plot is full of hilarious scenes. The most memorable one is when Alessandra, Cat, Cipriano (Alesaandra’s serious, yet caring brother and Lorenzo’s best friend) and Lorenzo have fun in the Italian countryside and, later, act out the tale of Snow White. My favorite character Alessandra did a swell Evil Witch. I love to be in that gorgeous field someday that was described beautifully. It was a true scene of friendship and happiness.

Overall, My Super Sweet Sixteenth Century by Rachel Harris is not a story you want to miss. The next time you are feeling sad or stressed, read this book and I promise it can bring joy to your life.

Thanks for reading!


  1. Brilliant review, Rachel! I'm glad you enjoyed this book. I've heard a lot of good things lately! The main character and Alessandra sound really likeable. I'm looking forward to meeting them soon! :)

  2. OH MY GOODNESS! Your review is completely in sync with mine ;) The plot WAS hilarious, the characters WERE great, and the romance WAS hot :D Amazing review Rachel! :D


  3. I really like your review, especially the part about reading this book to cheer you up. It is definitely is that kind of book.

  4. Great review, I love a fun historical fiction novel! Can't wait!

  5. awesome review... Can't wait to read it... :)

  6. This sounds like such a cute read Rachel, I love how it's able to mix so much in and make it such a fun read, I think I will definitely be checking this one out next time I'm stressed out! :)

  7. Cool review.

    Thanks for participating.

  8. Awesome review! I totally loved Lorenzo lol. I spent a whole paragraph ranting about him :) And I also really liked Alessandra's character she was so funny and bubbly! :)

  9. Sad or stressed ey? Thats how I've been feeling lately. I think I need a copy of this book asap then

  10. Thismis the second glowing review I've read and now I m kicking myself for not reading it! I have been in a reading slump and I need a good pick me up!

  11. Happy Friday! :)

    Ahh, this book is everwhere! And the ratings have been so high; the reviews absolutely glowing. :) I must read this, ASAP. :) It sounds like my perfect kind of "junkfood for the brain" read. ;)

    Stunning review, Rachel. :)

  12. Wonderful Review!
    I am so glad you liked it. Now I have to read it. :)

  13. Great Review! I love the summary of this it just looks so good. Historical fiction awesomeee!

  14. At least the men that time were still gentleman and were respecting her... Thank you for this!!! This is my third stop and I'm feeling this will be a big hit when it comes out!!!

  15. Oi! Such enthusiasm from you can't go unnoticed, Rachel! I'm a huge fan of Renaissance... everything really, but especially Italy, probably due to my proximity to it and knowing the language and everything. Plus, things were so much prettier back then. I remember this book from when Mimi reviewed it, but now I'm convinced I'll read it. Thanks, hon.

  16. This sounds so ADORABLE! I want to read it, it sounds funny and cute and sweet and just...aargh! I want to hug it just from reading your review alone. I'm intrigued by the idea of Renaissance Italy. What can I say? I'm a history girl. Fantastic review, Rachel! :)

  17. Lovely review, Rachel! I keep hearing so many good things about this one so I'm looking forward reading it. Cat sounds like a very likable character and I heard she a very fun one? It's great to hear that she really did develop throughout the course of the story! The romance too sounds like very well-paced. :)

  18. I love your review! I also thought the plot and the characters were great :)

  19. Oh Rachel, this sounds so cute! I wonder how the romance will work out thought with Cat in the future, and the romance in the past. Hmmm...I guess I'll have to read it and see. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway! :)

  20. I am basically DYING to read this! Sucks I don't live in the USA, so I can't enter all these wonderful giveaways to win a copy. ): But I'm entering for the gorgeous swag. :D

    Cat sounds just amazing, and so likable! Nott to mention Lorenzo... Mmmmm.<3

    Beautiful review, Rachel.(:



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