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My Super Sweet Sixteenth Century

(My Super Sweet Sixteenth Century #1)

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On the precipice of her sixteenth birthday, the last thing lone wolf Cat Crawford wants is an extravagant gala thrown by her bubbly stepmother-to-be and well-meaning father. So even though Cat knows the family’s trip to Florence, Italy, is a peace offering, she embraces the magical city and all it offers. But when her curiosity leads her to an unusual gypsy tent, she exits ...more
Paperback, 304 pages
Published September 11th 2012 by Entangled Publishing
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Asteropê I think her love was more-so of the art of Italy, and specifically of the art and artists of the Renaissance than modern Italy as a whole. And besides…moreI think her love was more-so of the art of Italy, and specifically of the art and artists of the Renaissance than modern Italy as a whole. And besides the story gives a convenient cop-out for the language issue, so whether she learned it prior or not, isn't not an issue.

There's a lot of time periods and things in history that I love, for example, ancient Rome. I have also not learned Latin or the language that's spoken there in modern times, Italian. Not exactly the same, but it happens a lot of the time. People may love one aspect of a country or culture (in history or otherwise) and don't feel the need to immerse themselves in all of it, including the language. Though I do understand knowing it would help with traveling. But as I hinted at, whether she learned it prior has no bearing on the story, as the author glossed over that with a bit of "magic." (less)

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Stacia (the 2010 club)
Lorenzo places his hands on either side of my face, lowering his head to stare directly into my eyes. His voice is barely above a whisper as he says, "you are my dream now."

The force dreaminess is strong with this one.


3.5 stars. You may raise an eyebrow at the pink and hearts graphic. What else was I going to use for a book titled My Super Sweet Sixteenth Century?

I will say that this was the perfect read to follow up the last extremely dark, heavy, and graphic story that I read. Yes, this
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Victoria Scott
Feb 03, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Hands down, one of the most imaginative books I've read. Harris has the ability to whisk you away not only to another place, but to another time. Her characters are flesh and blood, and the romance is so hot it crackles. I can't wait until every one learns what I have about MY SUPER SWEET SIXTEENTH CENTURY, which is that it's brilliant. Bravo, Harris! I'm standing on a chair clapping my ass off.
Giselle
Dec 07, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc, ebook
After a killer ending that produces vast amounts of anticipation for the sequel, I have decided I did not, in fact, hate this book for being over, and finally admitted to myself that I actually secretly love cliffhangers that succeed in making me wildly excited for the sequel. Because boy will it be an entertaining one I am sure! I definitely closed this with much more than I was hoping to get from it. Not being a history buff whatsoever--I shy away from anything historical and so I was on the f ...more
D.M.
Jul 03, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Cats life is anything but ordinary. Her father is a Hollywood film director. He is dating someone new and Cats potential stepmother is a little over the top. Her birthday is approaching and the family are wanting to do something special. Unfortunately, they didn't take into account what Cat would like. Cat finds herself in the need of a little me time before her birthday gala begins. They have taken a trip to Italy so she has the perfect tranquil setting. After wondering around she comes across ...more
Trisha Wolfe
Nov 26, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Rachel Harris is one of the most talented authors I’ve had the privilege of reading. A master of descriptive writing, Rachel paints rich, vibrant scenes and characters that jump off the page as she crafts a fresh, detailed world full of adventure and romance in her debut YA. Cat, girl, she knows how to get herself into some messes, but I love her reactions and logic as she navigates the world and time she finds herself in. There’re some truly hilarious scenes, scenes that made me melt, and other ...more
Kayleigh {K-Books}
Jun 13, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: entangled-teen
My Super Sweet Sixteenth Century Review on K-Books

"Letting people get close to you doesn't always lead to pain. Some people are actually worth the risk."

Wow... when thinking about this book words completely fail me. I honestly do not know what to say. When I first heard about this book I instantly wanted to read it. I mean come on... read that blurb who wouldn't want to read that? It sounds incredible... but I was still a little hesitant. I am generally not a historical fan. The historical boo
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Thamy
Aug 01, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley2017
This has been rereleased with a cute new cover and I confess I would have missed the book had it used the original one.

Cat is a fan of Renaissance art but finds herself in a conundrum as she's come Florence with her smitten father and her future stepmother, who won't stop planning for her Sweet Sixteen. As she goes for a walk on her own, she meets a gypsy, who transports her into the sixteenth century, with a new identity and family. That's where she also meets the aspiring artist Lorenzo, in wh
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Debbie I Heart YA Books
Dec 18, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Before I get into my review of this awesome novel, I would like to say a few special words about the beautiful lady who is also an amazing writer, Rachel Harris. I met Ms. Rachel Harris through my daughter. Rachel and my daughter are cirque partners, and I was asked to be a beta reader for Rachel’s MSSSC. I would just like to say to Rachel that it was an honor and a wonderful privilege to be a part of My Super Sweet Sixteenth Century. Rachel is an amazing writer and storyteller, which I instantl ...more
Tereza Eliášová
Tohle šestnácté století je sladké přesladké. Hlavní hrdinka chytrá a pitomá zároveň (jak už to tak bývá), zápletka trošku legrační, neschází patetické pohledy do očí, láska jak trám a čokoládové oči hlavního hrdiny. Catarinin batoh, který vidíte na obálce, působí trošku jako Hermionina kabelka, protože se v něm skrývá všechno od zubního kartáčku, tužidla na vlasy až po náhradní baterku do iPhonu. A to si jeho majitelka vyrazila jen na procházku po Florencii, nebalila se do 16. století… Přes tyhl ...more
Chloe Jacobs
Jan 05, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I was lucky enough to get a copy of this book from the author, and I'll be completely up front about the fact that she's a friend of mine, so I am definitely biased. I still thought this book was fantastic! It was fresh, and heartfelt, and beautifully written. The characters were deep and real, and I felt what they felt. The happiness and heartache both.
Ari
Nov 25, 2016 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Received from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

A cute, easy breezy read with a few laughs and a sweet romance. I don’t think that I’ll follow up with the second book, but this one was entertaining enough.
Lili
Jul 13, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
4.5 stars

This book is all things cute, adorable, cuddly, come-give-me-a-hug-and-never-let-go awesome. I couldn't get enough of it because of its simplicity and adorable plot. This is one easy read that I highly recommend to any reader. It can be finished in a single sitting and the moral of the story is one for any young girl to learn. It is clear that this novel is geared towards a younger young adult audience, but here I am at age seventeen completely gushing over it.

Cat is unlike many daughte
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shreya
Aug 23, 2012 rated it it was amazing
This book wasn't good, it wasn't amazing either...it was absolutely enchanting! I'm not one for time-travel books, especially renaissance ones, but the moment it mentioned Italy, I was hooked! This book contains everything one might need for an emotional read. Seriously, you can't count the number of emotions this book produced in me even on two hands. There was laughter, swooning, rolling around in my bed, crying, giggling, and gasping in shock occasionally (etc.). This book was very creatively ...more
eileen
Check out more of my reviews at ***Singing and Reading in the Rain***!

As a person who hears "historical fiction" and runs in the other direction, I was really reluctant to read My Super Sweet Sixteenth Century (from now on it will be dubbed Super Sweet for convenience purposes. And yes, I am really that lazy). But Super Sweet wasn't your typical historical fiction. It involved time travel, which, come on guys, we all know time travel is epic. And not to mention, Rachel is one of my author friend
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Jasprit
Aug 24, 2012 rated it liked it
3.5 stars

Imagine finding yourself in sixteenth century renaissance Italy, you speak fluent Italian, whereas before you could only speak a few words. A family takes you in mistaking you for a girl named Patience and you’re supposed aunt has a scary resemblance to your estranged mother. That’s the situation Cat finds herself in, whilst on the way back to the hotel to meet her father and his fiancée she comes across a tent in the middle of nowhere. Cat’s never a person to do something on instinct,
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Katie
Similar books: The Named by Marianne Curley, Waterfall by Lisa T. Bergren, Ruby Red by Kerstin Gier, Outlander by Diana Gabaldon


I'm a sucker for a time travel book, especially one where the MC goes super far back in time, preferably to a country as fun as Italy. So I had pretty high expectations for this book. And thankfully, they were all warranted - because this book is ADORABLE!

First and foremost, I'd like to say thank you, Rachel Harris, for writing a character who takes one for the team at
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Shannon Duffy
Nov 26, 2011 rated it it was amazing
My Super Sweet Sixteenth Century is just that...Super! Seriously had me from word one. I was lucky to be the author's critique partner so that I had a chance to read it already. The story moves along through Cat's journey at a fast pace, each sentence drawing you further into her amazing adventure. And once you meet Lorenzo...forget about it! Your heart will be swooning. This is one book that will keep you turning the pages.
Amber
Jan 09, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely LOVED this book!! I wanted to live in those beautifully written pages. Time travel, Italy, hotties...what more could you ask for?! This is a MUST read! My Super Sweet Sixteenth Century has it all! This will easily be a classic that should be on your shelves. Rachel Harris has penned a remarkable story. I'm a huge fan of the Renaissance, beautiful flowing dresses, vivid scenes and Romance. Travel back in time with Catarina, as she discovers what life is like in the sixteenth century ...more
Book Whales
Aug 21, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Originally posted @ Book Whales

Reyna ignores my gasps for air and nails me with an eerie stare. “Caterina, a great adventure is in store for you. Be sure to keep your mind open to the lessons ahead.”

First I have a weeklong exams ahead of me. I even notified my fellow Book Whales that I would be delayed with some of my reviews. But as I might say, I caught the procrastination bug or rather the bug of I-don’t-want-to-start-studying-yet. I was actually very intrigued with this story before and ask
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Jana
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OMG. There's not enough words to describe how much I LOVED this book. Ever since getting an e-ARC late last month, I've already devoured it three times since. It's just that spectacular and mesmerizing. It's already got a place in my favourite debuts and favourite books ever.

What really made this debut book stand out was the characters. Yes, y'all know that I'm a big characters girl. I'm one of those readers where the characters are the most i
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Staci
Jan 15, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Stars to infinity! How on earth would you rate such a whimsical and amazing work of complete art such as this? Rachel Harris created a character that, in my mind, will become a literary classic. I've always been in love with time travel historical fiction novels and this addition to the genre is a welcome one.

Cat is by no means a typical teenage girl. Most girls spend their evenings with friends, hanging out, getting in trouble, and going on dates. Not so much, for Cat. She is the daughter of a
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Christina (Ensconced in Lit)
Sep 25, 2012 rated it really liked it
I have been basically reading depressing, dystopian YA novels for the past month, and needed a lighthearted read to shake things up. This book had been getting good reviews so I decided to give it a try.

My Super Sweet Sixteenth Century by Rachel Harris is a cute read that focuses on Cat, a cynical but somewhat spoiled 16 year old, who doesn't want her father to marry his current girlfriend, although all signs point to her being pretty nice. Sounds like your typical teen novel. Then enters a twis
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Stephanie Strohm
Apr 04, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I was planning on reading My Super Sweet Sixteenth Century, then doing some work. Silly me. My Super Sweet Sixteenth Century is a book that demands to be read in one sitting; that absolutely, definitively, cannot be put down. So forget work. Or doing laundry. Or whatever else you have planned. Because once you start traveling through Italy with Cat Crawford, trust me, you won’t want to stop.

Ok, so, yeah, the girl on the cover is wearing an 18th century dress. (Let’s be honest here, people – a l
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Miriam Mathew
Jul 27, 2012 rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2-meh-stars
Honestly, I thought it was okay at the beginning. It was cute and fluffy and had all the necessary elements a chic-flic needed. I liked the characters- Cipriano and Lorenzo, in particular. The chemistry between Patience/Caterina and Lorenzo- was undeniable and hot.

But I did feel at times, that the plotline went a little too slow. When I reached near the end of the novel, I was thinking of giving it up at times and not reading the sequel. But then the end came and it just blew me away. Rachel Ha
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Katherine
Jan 05, 2014 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fekál, toto-a-dost
Kdybych já nebyla já a bylo by mi 11. Asi se mi to líbit bude.

Ale.. :D Takhle to má dvě hvězdičky jenom proto,že mě pobavila kouzelná cigánka... :oD

Gifs Recenze..
Michelle Madow
Sep 18, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Absolutely loved it!!! If you're looking for a great time-travel novel with romance and a character who grows through the story, I definitely recommend this book :)
Ellen
Jan 26, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc, blog-tours
Caterina Crawford is in Florence Italy with her father and soon to be stepmother, the latter of which she isn't too crazy about. With her dad being a famous director and her mom, who she can't stand by the way, being a famous actress, Cat wants nothing more than to stay out of the limelight and remain unnoticed. After talking her dad into letting her tour on her own one morning, she finds herself in front of a gypsy tent. Though not something she would typically do, she goes inside, where she me ...more
Rachel
Apr 07, 2012 rated it really liked it
Truly delightful!

Looking for a book that is fun, entertaining- a pure delight? Look no further. My Super Sweet Sixteenth Century by Rachel Harris is a wonderful book full of time traveling, loveable characters, Renaissance jargon matched with modern jargon and fantastic scenes. The true reality of Renaissance Italy time period was depicted in this story. Like marriage laws and the lack of drinking water.

Cat is a delightful main character that is easy to relate to and I am very glad to go on thi
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Mlpmom (Book Reviewer)
Jun 07, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc-book-read
This review is hard for me because I am trying to figure out how I can express to you just how endearing and sweet this read was for me without giving anything away.

I guess the best way would be with one simple word, Lorenzo.

Lorenzo made this story. His character was just...perfect. This truly was one of the sweetest (clean) romances I have read yet this year. Everything that came out of that boy's mouth was swoon worthy. I couldn't of asked for a better male protagonist.

This story was so imagi
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Sana
Jul 14, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-2012
After turning the last page of My Super Sweet Sixteenth Century, my mouth agape and my mind going in a thousand different directions, I smiled. The book is a brilliant stroke of creativity. Rachel Harris knows how to put together a book saturated with history, laughs, romance and emotions.

Cat Crawford is full of surprises and such a delightful character to get to know. I have to admit, I had qualms about reading a book with a 15 year old protagonist. But Cat's clever insight and maturity remove
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“Lorenzo gently places his hands on either side of my face, lowering his head to stare directly into my eyes. His voice is barely above a whisper as he says, "Patience D'Angeli-Cat-you are my dream now.” 13 likes
“Caterina, a great adventure is in store for you.” 6 likes
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