Thursday, March 07, 2013

2013 YA and MG Time Travel Reading Challenge: February Wrap-up Post + Giveaway of Clockwise series by Elle Strauss

For our February Wrap-Up post, we have two character interviews of the protagonists in the Clockwise series by Elle Strauss. I have he character interview with Nate Mackenzie here in my blog. You can find the matching interview with Casey Donovan at Dianne's blog.

Ebook and Paperback, 290 pages
Sept/Nov 2011, ESB Publishing ang BookBaby

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.

*There are cases in which Nate's answers can't be understood without reading Casey's answers (which are in Dianne's interview) so I included them.

What was it like to travel back in time?

Nate: Wow. Mindblowing. Headspinning. I mean, who DOES that?

How is your time travel companion different in the present and in 1860?

Nate: Casey is the most interesting person I ever met. Seriously, she's a time traveler. And she's cute. And smart. Yeah, I'm totally taken with her. Unfortunately, at home in the present, things are complicated. I kind of have a girlfriend, so really, Casey is hands off in every century.

What's your reaction to the handsome, wealthy suitor?

Nate: I want to punch his lights out.

If you could bring back an item from the 19th century to the present, what would it be and why?

(*Casey: Hmm, it's hard to say. We have every item now that they had back then only better.)
Nate: Ditto

What is your most unforgettable memory of 1860? Why?

Nate: Racing through the forest on a horse in winter, trying to save a friend. I don't really know how to ride a horse, so it was a frightening, but exciting experience.

Aside from the 19th century, which time and place would you like to go back to?

Nate: My preference is to stay in my own century, thank you very much. But hanging out with Casey, that's not likely to happen.

Giveaway: Two winners of the boxed digital set of the Clockwise series by Elle Strauss

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  1. Loved the book. Cute, ended just like I wanted it to. Wish Casey was a bit less openly doubtful about her looks... I mean I know we all are... I guess when I read Casey's character, I sometimes get the feeling she's just fishing for compliments, if that makes sense? =) Great book, fun giveaway, looking forward to reading the rest of the series. So far, only Clockwise.

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  5. I would love to read this book.sounds great and the cover is so pretty...