Today is my stop on the A Tale Of Many Reviews Blog Tour!
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by Elle Strauss
Release Date: November 21, 2011
Publisher: ESB Publishing
Genre: YA Time Travel
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Casey first time traveled at nine years old. She has no control over it but stress seems to induce the "trip" what she and her best friend call traveling. Casey always travels back to 1860 in the exact same location as she is in the present. She can be stuck there anywhere from a few hours to a few weeks but when she comes back not a single second has passed. She returns exactly the same except completely exhausted with dark rings around her eyes. Anything she is touching at the time also travels back with her but she returns wearing exactly the same thing she had on when she left. No naked time traveling! Thank goodness! Everything is fine as long as she doesn't touch anyone. When her longtime crush, Nate, asks her to dance, she is beyond happy. But with all the stress and emotions she ends up time traveling with Nate along for the ride.
I loved Casey. She was such a brave and down to earth character that I could relate to. High school is hard enough but imagine having to live that life as well as a whole other life in 1860. Casey was able to find a family in 1860 to take her in and give her work but she faces many difficulties such as trying to find food, shelter, and clothes. When she time travels she ends up in 1860 in exactly the same place she is in present day so sometimes she must travel for miles to get back to Sara and the Watsons who employ her. I also loved Nate. At first I was worried I wouldn't like him because he starts off as the typical mean jock. But when Nate travels back with Casey he gets to spend a few weeks in her world. He finally sees what an amazing and strong person she is and becomes a better person himself. Nate must live in 1860 for a few weeks pretending to be her brother and he sees how hard Casey works to survive.
There were great supporting characters as well. The Watsons were very kind to take in Casey especially since she disappears on them all the time with no warning. They also helped out another straggler named Samuel who ended up really surprising me. I loved that along with the great characters I also felt like I traveled to 1860 myself. I was reminded of some interesting American History. I could have never survived in 1860! Casey has to deal with issues such as racism, sexism, no transportation, difficult farm and family work. I read the whole book in one night and it was a lot of fun. I recommend it for anyone that enjoys time travel. It also has a great romance and I loved all the twists and turns and the way everything came together in the end. It all wrapped around in a surprising way. I plan to read the sequel very soon!
"So, this is your life, Casey."
"Just one big loop over and over."
"Something like that."
"Doesn't it drive you crazy? Having your life interrupted all the time. Having to be two different people. Having to survive in a strange era?"
"Your nothing like I thought you were, back at school."
"I don't know, quiet, boring, uninspired."
"Obviously, the opposite."
Rating: 4/5 Stars!
~ GIVEAWAY! ~
Elle is a member of a large writing group and each tour stop will be hosting a giveaway with one title from a member of the writing group. The grand prize will be a collection of all the titles plus Elle’s sequel to Clockwise, Clockwiser.
Full tour schedule with all giveaways listed at the bottom.
For my stop I have
One eBook copy of Sleepers by Megg Jensen!
The winner is Pragya
Follow the tour for more reviews, interviews, guest posts, excerpts, and GIVEAWAYS!
Monday, April 23, 2012
Review with excerpt and giveaway Exiled by RaShelle Workman
Dream cast guest post and giveaway of Running Wide Open by Lisa Nowak
Review and giveaway of Watched by Cindy Hogan
Review and giveaway of Tangled Tides by Karen Hooper
Review and giveaway of Sleepers by Megg Jensen
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Writer’s cave guest post and giveaway of The Green by Karly Kirkpatrick
Eeview and giveaway of Beautiful Demons by Sarra Cannon
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Author interview and giveaway of Glimpse by Stacey Wallace Benefield
Excerpt, review and giveaway of Become by Ali Cross
Character interview and giveaway of Open Minds by Susan Kaye Quinn
Excerpt and giveaway of Land of Corn Chips by Angel Carlie
Review and giveaway of The Secret of Spruce Knoll by Heather McCorkle
Review and giveaway of The Veil by Cory Putman Oakes
Thursday, April 26, 2012
Review and giveaway of How to Date an Alien by Magan Vernon
Character interview and giveaway of Bound by CK Bryant
Excerpt and giveaway of Clockwise by Elle Strauss
Review and giveaway of Destined by Jessie Harrell
Saturday, April 28, 2012
Final Stop and Grand Prize giveaway
(all titles provided by Elle and Elle’s sequel, Clockwiser)
Thanks so much for stopping by! Please leave any thoughts, comments, or questions about Clockwise!
And for the duration of the tour
Clockwise is only $0.99 at Amazon!!!!
Clockwise is only $0.99 at Amazon!!!!
The sequel Clockwiser is also available for $2.99