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?
Seriously. These books are SO good. I was absolutely thrilled to get an eGalley for A Tale of Two Centuries, and it definitely lived up to my expectations!
Although a similar theme to the previous novel, this one had a unique twist to it. Unlike Cat, Alessandra had no idea what the twenty-first century was like. At least Cat had a general idea, from books, plays, etc. where as Alessandra was completely out of her element. I really enjoyed that aspect to the story, watch her slowly learn about our time, making quite a few mistakes along the way. Also, Austin. ‘Enough said.
I had only one complaint, and even that is pretty small, it’s not really a complaint either, just an observation. I felt like Cat’s character changed drastically. Maybe it’s because we weren’t in her POV, but either way, she seemed like a completely different person. She seemed a lot more… Rebellious in this book. I came to the conclusion her adventure just changed her out look on life quite a bit, which was a good enough explanation for me.
Overall, I loved A Tale of Two Centuries, and eagerly await more YA novels from the marvelous Rachel Harris.
I give A Tale of Two Centuries 4 out of 5 stars.