Author: Rachel Harris
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?
My Rating of this Book – 4 out of 5 stars
A Tale of Two Centuries was an enjoyable read. I was pulled more quickly into its pages than I was with the first novel. And as I hoped, the gypsy magic was more enticing, though I still don’t understand the big picture in why Renya is changing both Cat’s and Less’s destiny by taking them through time. Only Isis knows.
I loved Less in the first novel, and I still love her character! She’s bold and adventurous. But it was Austin whole stole the show in A Tale of Two Centuries. I loved him! Even more than Lorenzo from My Super Sweet Sixteenth Century. Every time Less was without him, I just wanted to skip ahead to the next scene where she and Austin were together again.
Also, though it focused around Less’s awesome adventures, I greatly appreciated that Cat and Lucas were still very much a part of the storyline. I hate when the first characters of a companion series are completely dropped from the storyline. That wasn’t the case here. Cat was still very much a part of the novel as was Lucas and their blooming relationship.
I only wish there was a stronger antagonist, like Niccolo in My Super Sweet Sixteenth Century. Niccolo, at times, gave me shivers at how cruel he could be to Cat. Kendal, on the other hand, was more just an annoyance, really. Her part as the school mean girl wasn’t that strong.
In all, I adore this novel. Less was an awesome character to follow, and Austin was an awesome character to swoon over. I would definitely recommend this series.