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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 Chase Tim got his own part of the story and the next part evolves around Willie Casey is stuck in between them, and she s trying to make both ends meet Not everything ends that well but the story is gripping.What I like most about it, is quick pace, the focus on action instead dull descriptions, as well as an original idea The author proved to be a brilliant and quick learner and the technique of writing is noticeably improved Although I didn t mind the way the romance was evolving in Clockwise nothing like one of those pretentious love stories , the method of leading the story could have been improved Clockwiser, on the other hand, isreliable in setting up the story.I found attractive the way memory works in the book, how the main characters recall events from the past, how they try to go into the future I also found one idea quite inspirational and this is where we perversely move to some drawbacks of the novel Playing around with time and the investigation into the possibility of cheating the timeline was a great idea and quite well led However, I think it was not exhausted in a way that it could have been I also didn t find very convincing the explanation of why it had to be that way but it led me to my own interesting conclusions Also, the author still has some minor problems when connecting some ideas from different parts of the book It might be thinking alike but I knew where the story was going once I read a hint about some irrelevant signs or at least it was meant to be shown as that , and I think the conception was to surprise the reader with an unexpected twist of events which just didn t work for me.Those are just minor problems and they don t stop you from enjoying the story I was reading till the very late hours at night, just couldn t put the book down If you found the first novel amusing, you can pick up this one and you won t regret your decision.
[[ DOWNLOAD E-PUB ]] ↲ Clockwiser (Clockwise, #2) ☠ 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 AgesThen The Unthinkable Happens And She Accidentally Takes Her Rebellious Brother Tim Back In Time It SWith The Civil War Brewing, And For Tim This Spells Adventure And Excitement Finding Himself Stuck In The Past, He Enlists In The Union Army, But It Doesn T Take Long Before He Discovers Real Life War Is No Fun And GamesCasey And Nate Race Against The Clock To Find Tim, But The Strain Wears On Their Relationship It Doesn T Help That The Intriguing New Boy Next Door Has His Sights On Casey, And Isn T Shy To Let Her Know ItCan Nate And Casey Find Tim In Time To Save Him And Is It Too Late To Save Their Love 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 Review Clockwiser by Elle StraussRating 5 out of 5 starsA 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 Casey is different that other girls her age because she time travels I ve read other books on time travel and I just love how elegant time travel in her books are In other books it can be confusing and mind boggling to keep straight when the main character time travels But in Elle Strauss s series it is always obvious and easy to follow.Casey hasn t tripped her word for time travel since the last book left off which is the longest she has gone without tripping But then when she is having a disagreement with her younger brother TIm, she touches him and suddenly travels back in time with Tim When Casey trips, if she is touching sometime skin to skin ie holding hands she brings them back with her Casey only travels back to the same time and so as she has gotten older so have the people she has befriended in the past.Tim has no idea that Casey has this amazing talent At least he doesn t until he ends up tripping back in time with Casey A huge problem this time is that it is now 1862 in the past and the Civil Was is quickly approaching While Casey is safe from being drafted because she is a girl, Tim while a little under the age requirement isn t necessarily exempt.Since Casey must have skin to skin contact when she trips back to the present she tries to make sure Tim is near her at all times But when she returns to the present without Tim panic sets in Now Casey and boyfriend Nate who went back with her in the first book keep trying to return to the past to get Tim back, but Tim being impatient and rebellious decides to join up with the Union army.I really LOVED every page of Clockwiser I read through it in one sitting This is by far one of the best novels I ve read since I started blogging a year ago I had so much fun reading both of the books in this series and cannot wait to read the third Like Clockwork I love the way Elle Strauss is able weave together the past and present in such an easy to follow and beautiful way I really don t have anything negative to add except that I wanted both books to be longer.I think that the premise for how Casey time travels is just fascinating as it can happen at any time day or night No matter how much time Casey spends in the past she always returns to exactly where she left off If you like YA books on time traveling then you really should pick up a copy of Clockwise and Clockwiser Jaclyn 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 bitfleshed out, the writing doesn t feel like the wrong kind of juvenile as it did before at times, and there s muchof 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 when the plot needed to be serious I couldn t take anything in this book seriously Everything was just so cheesy Yeah, repeating myself, but it really is this cheesy Most of it probably has to be due to the fact that, this time around, Casey s not really the star of the show She and Nate seem to bealong for the ride in this one, and the other characters actually driving the plot are just so ridiculous plus, I didn t really see the point of the Chase Miller character at all, he s only there for unnecessary manufactured drama, and the resolution of that plotline was just weird.So Tim, who starts the whole thing by surviving a near death experience, is just completely absurd, what with his complete lack of common sense and joining the Union Army during the Civil War And if there was any chance I d accept any of that as him just being stupid he and Josephine completely negated that Then Willie ends up the wide eyed visitor from the past that Lucinda immediately latches on to, sorry, I couldn t follow the plot with a straight face at all Despite my criticisms, Clockwiser isn t bad in the sense that Clockwise was bad , it s better, if you re looking for light cheese Good light cheese, in fact It s just not something that really hooked me, unfortunately I couldn t take the Civil War, Bull Run, storyline seriously as it should be taken seriously, not with Casey train hopping and Willie s predictably fish out of water reaction to the future completely distracting me.Basically, this sequel s as quick butcloying than the first, and evenridiculous and ridiculously cheesy Eye rolls mostly instead of tasting bile, and left me feeling like I d just consumed a gallon of melt cheddar My apologies if you were playing a drinking game with this review and picked the word cheese 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, leaving him behind He wants to see firsthand what a real battle looks like So while Casey is trying to find a way back to the past rescue him, Tim is about to get his wake up call Will Casey get to him before it s too late or will Tim be stuck back in the past forever If ever there was a fictional character that I wanted to slap around a bit and say grow upit would be Tim Lord help me if there weren t times I wished I could reach into the stinkin book and knock some sense into him so he would learn a lesson or 2 about the ways of life Even so, it was fun reading about him But one of the best characters was Willie You will see why when you read the book I don t want to give that part away I am so fond of Elle s work and her writing always perfectly written and edited You can tell she loves what she does when reading her books Thankfully she has asked me a few times since Clockwise to review her books and I am just so honored Her books are wonderfully written they have fun characters and have engrossing plots that keep you entertained the entire time Her books are perfect for Middle Graders and up There is no going wrong when choosing a Strauss story. 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 some mysterious quality to the time traveling, but I was wrong His presence seemed rather unnecessary to the development of the story. I couldn t wait to readabout 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 needexpansion 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. Another adventure with Casey and Nate these are such fun reads Casey is a time traveler that loops to the 19th century If she is touching someone s skin when she trips they end up going with her This time it happened with her brother She also found that it can happen on the return trip home as well Casey battles to get Willie back to the 19th century and also rescue her brother who had the crazy idea that enlisting in the army was a great idea of an adventure Boys eye roll I was a little thrown off at the end about having Chase arrested for drug sale to recruit gang members etc that was a little off But otherwise I thoroughly enjoyed the second installment of this series 4.5 TIME WARPED STARSCassie 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 Hopefully, with the help of her experienced tripping BF Nate, she ll pull it off.The story is told in alternating POVs of Cassie and Tim I m not sure why the Tim s POV was featured I d have much rather preferred Nate s POV As a result, I skimmed through much of Tim s POV and his war experience On the other hand, I devoured the chapters focusing on Cassie s POV I was hoping forCassie Nate bonding, but they only shared fleeting moments of sweetness I think my biggest issue with this series is that it s too short We get 2 3 trips at the most, and then the rest of the story focuses on the present But, because of all the things that go awry in both past present , and issues that need to be resolved, the character relationship development is hugely weakened Hence, the story feltplot driven, rather than character driven, which was slightly disappointing Also, I m not ashamed to admit that I m a supporter of well written love triangles So, when Chase stepped into the picture, I was thrilled But, to my dismay, he was barely in the story Overall, I wish each interaction between the characters were drawn out a bitthey felt rushed and too quick for me to really appreciate However, I really did enjoy this sequel I m not sure if I ll continue, as the next book isn t about Nate and Cassie I m not ready for their story to end yet But I m sure I ll be rereading the first two books in the near future A fun, breezy, clean, cute read