How did I get it?:
NetGalley- Thanks to All Night Reads.
Casey Donovan has issues: hair, height and uncontrollable trips to the 19th century! And now this –she’s accidentally taken Nate Mackenzie, the cutest boy in the school, back in time. Awkward. Protocol pressures her to tell their 1860 hosts that he is her brother and when Casey finds she has a handsome, wealthy (and unwanted) suitor, something changes in Nate. Are those romantic sparks or is it just “brotherly” protectiveness? When they return to the present, things go back to the way they were before: Casey parked on the bottom of the rung of the social ladder and Nate perched high on the very the top. Except this time her heart is broken. Plus, her best friend is mad, her parents are split up, and her younger brother gets escorted home by the police. The only thing that could make life worse is if, by some strange twist of fate, she took Nate back to the past again. Which of course, she does.
I requested this book a while back based on the synopsis. I thought it would be a nice fit for when I was in the mood for a quick, fun read. Clockwise is perfect for this. It’s utterly enjoyable, but it’s not particularly a series that I feel compelled to finish.
Clockwise is a tad cliché, this isn’t a criticism, sometimes I like to read books like this. I think the reason why I won’t continue to read this series, is because I didn’t feel like I connected with the characters as much as I’d hoped. Casey was a good character, but she was quite weak. I like my female protagonists to have a bit more about them. Nate isn’t your typical swoon worthy character, which I liked, but again, I didn’t really connect with.! I really liked Casey’s friend Lucinda, and would’ve liked to have known more about her.
I liked reading about the time travelling. Sometimes this concept becomes confusing, but I didn’t feel that way with Clockwise. The concept may have had some flaws, but it was enjoyable enough to read. I liked reading about Casey’s experiences in the pre Civil War era.
Despite my reservations about this book, I do think it’s a quick, enjoyable, easy to read book!
Flat-Out Love- Jessica Park