Review: Clockwise by Elle Strauss and GIVEAWAY!

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Review: Clockwise by Elle Strauss and GIVEAWAY!

Review: Clockwise by Elle Strauss

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Clockwise is the first in a series of novels by Elle Strauss about the complicated life of sophomore (in high school) Casey Donovan. Starting when Casey was about 9 years old, she for some unknown reason, travels back in time. And anyone who has the fortune or rather misfortune to be touching Casey when she starts to “trip” back in time goes with her.

When the book starts Casey is flustered when approached by her crush, senior (and hottie) Nate Mackenzie during football practice when Casey catches his football. Not long afterwards Lucinda (Casey’s best friend) drags her to the Fall dance and miraculously Nate actually asks Casey to dance! But of course that is the moment when Casey is thrust back in time toting Nate along with her!

Now not only is Casey back in 1860, but Nate who has no idea that Casey time travels is there along with her. And to make matters worse the etiquette in the nineteenth century when it comes to how men and women (especially younger single women) behave alone and with others is very different from the twenty-first century. While stuck back in 1860, Casey is re-named Cassandra as it is a much more proper name for a young woman and she also renames Nate as Nathaniel.

Even after surviving 1860 and returning to the twenty-first century, Casey struggles to figure out whether she has a relationship, or friendship, or something else? with Nate. Life continues to be complicated and then it happens again! Casey brings Nate back to 1860! At least Casey finally has someone else to share this strange, odd, exciting, and dangerous ‘other’ life with someone else.

I gave Clockwise 5 stars because I not only really enjoyed the book, but I thought that the method in which time travel happens was very well done. Unlike other novels with time travel, I felt this one was very clear as to when the time travel occurred and when it ended. It wasn’t at all confusing. I’ve never read a novel that put time travel the way that Elle Strauss did.

I really loved reading Clockwise and as much as I wanted to find out what had happened, i also didn’t really want the book to end. I often guess (correctly) the ending of books and loved that I wasn’t able to completely figure out the entire ending. I very much hope that Elle Strauss writes many more Casey/Cassandra adventures beyond Clockwise and sequel ClockwiseR (which I’ll be reviewing in the next few weeks).

Both Clockwise and ClockwiseR dare available for purchase now! And for the duration of the tour Elle Strauss has lowered the price of Clockwise to only $0.99 on Amazon!

Due to the generosity of the members of Elle Strauss’ writing group, each stop (mine included) will be giving away a copy of one of the member’s e-books! And the grand prize will be a collection of all the titles including both Clockwise and ClockwiseR! My stop will be a copy of the e-book The Veil by Cory Putman Oakes.

~Jaclyn~

*Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the author and A Tale of Many Reviews Book Tours as part of their book tour. Please see my disclaimer policy for more information.

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6 Responses to “

Review: Clockwise by Elle Strauss and GIVEAWAY!

  • passant says:

    i m having trouble with the rafflecoptter!
    so i will just say my info here:D
    GFC:passant
    email:bosybunk[at]hotmail[dot]com
    contact email:passantelashram[dot[at]yahoo[dot]com
    and thanks for the giveaways, i m really looking forward to reading all these time traveling books:D

    • Jaclyn says:

      Sorry that Rafflecopter isn’t working. My computer broke so I haven’t been able to check back until now; You’re entered.
      ~Jaclyn~

  • Rachel V says:

    The rafflecopter is not working. I would like to enter to win the The Veil.

    pefrw at yahoo dot com

  • Tiff Pull says:

    Thanks for the giveaway. I hate that your computer is sick. This sounds like a great read. Thank you for the review

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