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(Clockwise #2)

3.94  ·  Rating details ·  1,021 ratings  ·  89 reviews
The last year has been smooth sailing for Casey Donovan. She and her boyfriend Nate are doing better than ever, and things at home are good, too. Everything’s been so calm, she hasn’t “tripped” back to the nineteenth century in ages.

Then the unthinkable happens and she accidentally takes her rebellious brother Tim back in time. It’s 1862 with the Civil War brewing, and for
Kindle Edition, 266 pages
Published April 15th 2012 by ESB Publishing (first published March 30th 2012)
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Nov 02, 2018 rated it really liked it
Clockwiser, the second book in the Clockwise series turned out as whimsical, delightful, and a fun read as the first book, Clockwise. I enjoyed it as much as I did the last book.

The writing is brisk and strong, consistently vivacious. It reads pretty quickly, but the pacing is just right. There was nothing unnatural as far as I'm concerned.
The new additions to the cast of characters lends the book some complexity and layers, making it even more entertaining and even emotional. It was really en
Oct 28, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: beletrystyka
I gave the benefit of the doubt when I was grading the first book – Clockwise. However, now I can say that Clockwiser fully deserves its five.

The plot continues. Casey and Nate are still a couple, although Nate has already been in college and Casey is a bit worried that he might find a new girlfriend there. Also, some extra problems between those two add colour to the novel. There are all other people to whom we are used to, especially Lucinda and the Watsons, and there is this cute new guy: Cha
Sep 27, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: young-adult
Clockwiser is the second book in the Clockwise series. It’s clean and suitable for tweens and teens looking for a quick read.
It’s refreshing how quick paced this series is, focusing on the action of it all instead of endless details that I have to skip.

What made me rate this one 3.5 stars was:

Chase Miller, I feel he’s an unnecessary character who came into this story with no purpose whatsoever.

Casey even considering this guy.

Lucinda rebounding on Willie.

Still, I enjoyed the whole story!
Jaclyn Cotton
Review: Clockwiser by Elle Strauss
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

A couple months ago I was lucky enough to be able to read Clockwise by Elle Strauss as part of a virtual book tour. Not long after Elle Strauss emailed me to see if I'd also like to read and review the sequel. I immediately responded YES and so was able to also read Clockwiser. With everything going on it has taken me a bit longer to write this review.

Clockwiser continues the story of Casey Donovan and her friends and family around her. C
Apr 16, 2012 rated it liked it
I'm using the term 'better' very loosely here when I say Clockwiser is better than Clockwise. The plot setup's not as ridiculous as before, if still ridiculous, the time traveling gets a (little) bit more fleshed out, the writing doesn't feel like the wrong kind of juvenile as it did before at times, and there's much more of Willie and Lucinda. I almost feel bad for knocking off a star, but... It's just so cheesy.

Clockwise started all sorts of wrong for me, but I liked that it could be serious w
Mandy (I Read Indie) Anderson
It’s been a year since we last saw Casey and her boyfriend, Nate. Things are just heavenly for the couple and she hasn’t even tripped the whole time. Yep, life is good! Well it is until Casey’s mom finds pot in her brother Tim’s possession. While Casey is trying to question Tim about the pot, the stress comes on and they are tripped back to 1862. Surprisingly, Tim takes it rather well…almost too well.

Believing he is invincible, Tim enlists in the army when Casey trips back to present time, leav
Putting aside the time traveling, I didn't think this second book was remarkable.
I found Casey to be stupid, overreacting in terms of Nate's dislike/jealousy of Chase.
Further, she chose to ride with Chase over her boyfriend, which made matters inherently worse but apparently, she was the victim.
At the end of it all, why was Nate the one to apologize with heaps of flowers when she was the one in the wrong all along? More so, why was Chase introduced in the first place? I thought he would add som
Nov 20, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2012, kindle
I couldn't wait to read more about our heroine's travels when I started reading. I was, sorely, disappointed in the way this book went. The writing was not as good as it was in the first book and the relationships established in the first book barely grew and need more expansion. The ending was disappointing in the fact that you could easily assume what occurred after. This is not free on Kindle. 3 stars. Recommended for 12-14 year olds.
Nov 25, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2017-read
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♥ Sarah
Feb 20, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fiction

Cassie and Nate are back in this brilliantly crafted, and written sequel. The story resumes with its usual lighthearted humor, and intensity. Except, this time around, there’s family drama, as Tim trips with Cassie into the past. But that’s not all, because Willie (from the past), accidentally trips back to the future with Cassie. Unfortunately, the Civil War is at its’ peak, so Tim’s off to war, unless Cassie can take Willie back in time, while bringing Tim back safely. Hop
Lisa  (Bookworm Lisa)
Jun 08, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2012, young-adult
Casey has an unique ability. She is a time traveler. This book is a sequel an I liked it just as much as the first book.

Casey travels back to the 1800's with her brother. She has figured out that her time travel happens in a stressful moment. What is more stressful than a mother finding drugs in her brother's bedroom. Trying to talk to her brother, they both take a trip back in time.

Tim is having an emotional/rebellious crisis. He looks at the time travel as a sort of game. The rules of the past
Jul 16, 2015 rated it liked it
I read this in the Clockwise series omnibus so I won't go into too much detail as I read the whole thing in two sittings.
I must say that I really liked the main character Casey and her take on her 'gift'. It took me a while to warm to Nate and even longer to like Tim. The different POVs in this instalment were a bit distracting too.
Andrea Butler
Jul 09, 2012 rated it liked it
Not as exciting as the first since I knew what would happen, but still good. I'd give it a solid 3.5 stars.
Dec 14, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2012
I was kind of disappointed with this book. I felt that the first one was so much better on almost all levels. The story felt rushed and characters shallow.
Bonnie Dale Keck
Jan 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: strauss
Interesting take on time travel etecetera. CLOCKWISE: A young adult time travel romance. (The Clockwise Series Book 1) CLOCKWISER: A Young Adult Time Travel Romance (The Clockwise Series Book 2) Like Clockwork: A Young Adult Time Travel Romance. (The Clockwise Series Book 3) Counter Clockwise: A young adult time travel romance (The Clockwise Collection Book 4) Clockwork Crazy: A young adult time travel romance. (The Clockwise Collection Book 5) CLOCKED: A young adult time travel romance novella ...more
Apr 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I liked it better than its prequel

I liked the Civil War scenes. I think they remind everyone, especially the young adult reader, how grateful we should all be for the sacrifices of prior Americans. The millennial teenage reaction is a bit glossed over, understated, but adequate for a quick fun read.
C.R. Flamingbush
Jun 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I liked this second book even better than the first, because when Casey accidentally takes her brother Tim back in time it causes all sorts of problems - for him, for her, and for everyone involved. It is written from two different points of view - both hers and Tim's - which helps explain why the characters act the way they do.
Feb 14, 2017 rated it really liked it
This installment was as much fun as the first ~ it's the 2nd in a six book series. This time the adventure begins when Casey accidentally "trips" back to the 1860's when she is touching her brother's arm and she takes him with her. Her brother is nothing but trouble, so this ends up being quite the rescue mission for Casey and her boyfriend, Nate. So fun!
Jul 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Even better than the first one

Series can be tricky. You start a series and fall in love with the characters, but things start to circle with later books. Well, this one is not like that. Oh, the falling in love with the characters is true. But this second book is even stronger than the first. I can only hope that the trend continues with the rest of them.
Keith Bornmann
Jun 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great Book

I just finished this book. I read it in 4 hours. That worked out to $1/hour. I think the price could be better. However, it was a really good book. The characters are good people. The books are clean.
Delanie Slattery
Oct 28, 2017 rated it it was ok
DNF you know I just felt like this was a repeat of the first one- which was good, but life is too short to read boring books.
Pat Raab
Dec 29, 2017 rated it really liked it
Things are getting complicated and difficult decisions have to be made. Enjoyed the continuation of the story.
Jul 06, 2017 rated it really liked it
Cute story. Quick read
Carrie Burling
Oct 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Very cute

I liked this book a lot. I have always had a fascination with the civil war and the thought of time travel. It’s nice to read someone else thoughts on them
Oct 12, 2016 rated it really liked it
We join Casey a year after Clockwise to find lots of things have changed.
Nate & Casey are still together and Casey's trips to the past has become less frequent.
When Casey's brother, Tim, gets pulled into the past with her
he sees it as a great adventure. It becomes all too real when he becomes stuck in the past with the Civil War raging.
Casey needs to find a way to get back to Tim and bring him back to their time before he gets himself into trouble.
Candy Laine
Mar 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing
The adventures of Casey Donovan continue in the second book of the series. While Nate, her current boyfriend, may have accepted her "tripping" back to the past, Casey still has a far from stress free life. Her brother Tim is not getting over his temper tantrums which began when their parents had separated. He gets into trouble every chance he gets and Casey gets mad at him for causing trouble where none needs to exist. Naturally this triggers a trip to the past and Tim is shocked and thrilled to ...more
Like the first book in this series it was a quick and pleasant read. I wanted this one to blow me away and prove that this is a really good time-traveling series, but I'm still not 100% convinced. I'd put it on the same level as the first book, so a 3,5 star rating.

Let's start with the 'bads'. I think it's a bit weird that Casey who was doing the time-traveling thing for years and made a mistake only once, taking a friend with her, is now suddenly making so many mistakes while she knows it can b
Mar 16, 2012 rated it really liked it
Clockwise is a brilliant book. Its sequel, Clockwiser, was always going to have a lot to live up to, but the blurb promised a darker, edgier storyline with a refreshing new direction. While it definitely delivers overall, there are some aspects that make it not quite as good as the first, fantastic book.

So let’s start with the good first…

This novel is written in dual narrative, which works very well. Tim is quite different to his sister, and his perspective is a refreshing addition. It’s great t
Apr 05, 2014 rated it it was ok
Shelves: ebooks
2.5 stars - I still enjoyed the story but not as much as the first one Clockwise. Why you ask? Well:

1. In the 1st novel Casey is brave and competent and as has survived and carved out a decent life in the past for her visits which is pretty amazing considering she did it all when she was so young and taught herself to survive. In this novel she is kind of silly and immature (even though she is a year older). Her behaviour with Chase & Nate is weird and seems to only be thrown in to manufactu
Aug 04, 2012 rated it liked it
I was eager to continue reading about Casey's travels, what happens with the Watson family and about the rest of her "normal" life. This book skips ahead quite a bit, and it seems that Casey hasn't "tripped" since the last book left off (which is a long time to go without?). Anyhow, I found this book a bit more frustrating than the previous one mainly because everyone acted true to their character - or more simply: TEENAGERS. Moody, self-centered, and lacking in forethought. This book differs th ...more
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