Friday, June 15, 2012


Clockwise (Clockwise, #1)Clockwise by Elle Strauss

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I heard about Clockwise on Susan Kaye Quinn's blog, and I was very happy for the heads up. It is a fun story about a high school sophomore who travels through time. The unique thing is that Casey doesn't get to choose when she gets yanked back and forth between now and the 1860s. No time passes while she's gone, and only her best friend knows about her trips because she accidentally came along on one of them (that's what happens if you happen to touch a traveler when they're on their way out).

Casey is an enjoyable character. There is some of the expected high school drama (crushes, teasing, etc.), but she isn't one of your stereotypical whinny teenagers. Her height and very curly hair make her stand out, but she does her best to be inconspicuous. And her time travel has made her self sufficient (I loved it when she showed up a certain male with the sling shot).

Clockwise is a fast and enjoyable read. I'm looking forward to reading the next book in the series.