Advanced Praise for MY SUPER SWEET SIXTEENTH CENTURY:
Harris' debut is a knockout. Her characters are charming and wonderfully entertaining, and they're set in a unique and well-defined world that will capture your imagination from the very first page.
-- RT Book Reviews (4 1/2 stars)
Rachel Harris has skillfully crafted her debut novel. My Super Sweet Sixteenth Century covers a breadth of issues, all in a fun-filled, thoroughly enjoyable package. -- NY Journal of Books
"Harris combines romance, art, conventions, and more in this time-travel tale. Details of sixteenth-century Florence are woven into the narrative, making the setting quite atmospheric for readers. Insight into the time period does not interfere with the story. Junior high girls will appreciate the romance and the budding friendships that mirror what is happening in Cat¹s real world." -- Voice of Youth Advocates
If you ever wish you could bop back in time for a peek at how things REALLY were, prepare yourself for a Renaissance-shaped treat. MY SUPER-SWEET 16th CENTURY was just what I was looking for in a YA time travel novel. First of all, it's set in Italy (need I say more, really?) Second, it's a fun, romantic romp among deliciously dressed and cultured people. But it goes a bit deeper too. It's also a chance to witness Cat experience things that will change her forever...things she might not have discovered in her own time...things that grow and stretch her. Don't miss Rachel Harris's debut. It's a totally fun and totally satisfying read.
--Lisa T. Bergren, author of the River of Time Series (WATERFALL, CASCADE, TORRENT)
“Fresh and funny, Harris’s detail-rich writing makes for a truly charming debut novel.”
—Holly Schindler, author of Playing Hurt
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...The history in MSSSC is impeccably researched, fascinating, and always correct, down to every step in the branle des lavandieres. And Rachel Harris describes everything so beautifully. I was starting to look around for my own gypsy fortune teller, praying I'd be transported to the 1500s.
--Stephanie Kate Strohm, author of Pilgrims Don't Wear Pink
“Harris will capture your heart easily with her debut novel and amazing writing style and her characters will make it impossible to ever let go.” -- Lili Feinberg from Lili’s Reflections
"My Super Sweet Sixteenth Century brings us a romance that is magnificently sweet, endlessly romantic, and your heart will break from the start knowing it can't last forever. He is, literally, centuries older than her after all. However, it doesn't stop this from being a maddening, chemistry filled love story....From romance to humor, My Super Sweet Sixteenth Century combines the 21st and 16th century into an exotic read that will not only please fans of historicals, but also those who have an unnatural urge to stab them. However, fair warning that the ending will show you just howfunny Rachel thinks she is!! *glares at the fact that there are no more pages* -- Giselle from Xpresso Reads
Hands down, one of the most imaginative books I've read. Harris has the ability to whisk you away to not only 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. -- Victoria Scott, author of THE COLLECTOR
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. -- Chloe Jacobs, author of GRETA AND THE GOBLIN KING
It's filled with plenty of laugh-out loud moments--her inner thoughts and Rachel's voice are extremely amusing--and it will have you cheering for Cat all the way through to the end. And it will have you begging for more. -- Diane Alberts, author of TRY ME
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. There’re some truly hilarious scenes, scenes that made me melt, and others that broke my heart.
With action, gypsy magic, amazing description of a world long past and heart-melting romance, My Super Sweet Sixteenth Century is beautiful and enchanting, and a must read for lovers of Magical Realism. -- Trisha Wolfe, author of DESTINY'S FIRE
"From determined characters to a real-life visit to the Renaissance era, My Super Sweet Sixteenth Century will sweep you off your feet with a swoon-worthy romance, fluid writing, and a beautifully painted setting."--Eileen, Singing and Reading in the Rain
My Super Sweet Sixteenth Century is just that...Super! Seriously had me from word one. 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. -- Shannon Duffy, author of SPECTRAL
When I read the blurb for this book, I knew I had to read it. I love, love, LOVE books that are funny and romantic. Add 16th century Italy & I'm so there. Cat was such a funny likeable heroine, I laughed so many times at her thoughts and dialogue, and of course THE GUY. Lorenzo is super yummy. His lines were perfection. This whole book was like a fun ride that I really didn't want to end. I actually yelled "NO!" at the end, because I wanted there to be more. Then I read the epilogue & got a huge grin on my face. Can't wait to see where the fabulous Rachel Harris takes the story next, and I can't wait for everyone to read this awesome book.--Cindi Madsen, author of ALL THE BROKEN PIECES
This book was just brilliant. I totally fell in love with the characters and the world. I thought I would like this book. I did not imagine I would love it quite as much as it did. If you like historical books then you'll love this book! If you are not a fan of historical books... you will still love this book. I did! I am now dubbing this book the historical book for people who don't like historical. --Kayley, K-Books
The characters are funny and relatable. The plot is original and perfectly paced, leaving you wondering what situation Cat could possibly end up in next. Very well written and unique, My Super Sweet Sixteenth Century is most assuredly a terrific read!--Hope Collier, author of THE WILLOWS: HAVEN
Goodness gracious, I haven't laughed like this in weeks. --Ayanami Faerudo, Whatever You Can Still Betray
A new favourite. Highly creative and interesting characters. LOVE. -- Jana, The Book Goddess
Travel back in time with Catarina, as she discovers what life is like in the sixteenth century and opens her heart up to possibilities. This book will sweep you off your feet. -- Amber, Winter Haven Books