Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday (45): A Tale of Two Centuries

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating. Visit Breaking The Spine to see more entries!

This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection is:
A Tale of Two Centuries by Rachel Harris 
 Release Date:  August 6th 2013 by Entangled
Format: Paperback

 Goodreads Summary:
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?

Reasons I want to read & own this book: 
1. The synopsis. Time travel. Spells. A character named Austin Michaels. What an awesome name, right? I just love the sound of it all.

2. The author. Rachel Harris. I just think Rachel is so awesome. She is super nice and has a massive love for the young adult genre that shows in her writing, on twitter, on her website. This book will be amazing. I know it!

3. The cover. So pretty. I love the blue-ish purple colors on it and the bits of pink (sue me, I'm a girl, of course I'm gonna like it, haha). The girl on the cover has an amazing outfit. A really cool modern loose-fitting sweater/shirt and a whimsical skirt. Maybe a hint that she is not from modern times? I dunno. But I like it. The guy on the cover has a nice modern outfit and I love the slight hint of a city backdrop.

What do you guys think? :)


  1. Me want me want!!!

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  2. This sounds really cute, Jennifer. I know a lot of people enjoyed the first book. Great pick. :)

  3. I'm a sucker for period time travel romances, so yes. I still need to read her first book! I'm guessing this is a companion novel? Sequel? Anyway, great pick!

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    1. Yes. I think that this is a companion novel to her first book.

  4. Great pick! I love anything with time travel and I agree that cover is awesome. I am going to add this one to my TBR list. Thanks for sharing!

  5. This sounds adorable! Time Travel <3

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  6. I'm not so much for time travel adventures, but surfers are usually great characters. ^^ I hope you'll enjoy this, Jen. My WoW

  7. I have got to check out this book! Thanks for making it your pick this week! Happy Reading! Here is my WoW for this week!

  8. I really want this book! Time travel, Italy, romance? Oh, yes. Definitely!

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  9. Great pick!!! I think this book sounds good, and I think I need to pick it up!!! :D

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  10. This book sounds so good :) I think I'm going to read it :))
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