Thursday, October 28, 2010

A Kiss in Time by Alex Flinn

I was told to beware the accursed spindle, but it was so enchanting, so hypnotic . . .
I was looking for a little adventure the day I ditched my tour group. But finding a comatose town, with a hot-looking chick asleep in it, was so not what I had in mind.
I awakened in the same place but in another time – to a stranger’s soft kiss.
I couldn’t help kissing her. Sometimes you just have to kiss someone. I didn’t know this would happen.
Now I am in dire trouble because my father, the king, says I have brought ruin upon our country. I have no choice but to run away with this commoner!
Now I’m stuck with a bratty princess and a trunk full of her jewels . . . The good news: My parents will freak!
Think you have dating issues? Try locking lips with a snoozing stunner who turns out to be 316 years old. Can a kiss transcend all — even time?
I read this book a while ago, and I've been meaning to review it, but I've got so many that just beg to be reviewed. A Kiss in Time is definitely a screwed-up fairy-tale, but I loved every page. I know I've been raving about every book I've reviewed recently, but this book really was fantastic. It was a quick read, I finished it one night, but it was great. I loved Jack (who don't I love?), mostly because he was so adorably funny throughout. Talia was a brat and I hated her at first word, but then she grew on me, and I realized almost as quickly as Jack that they were meant to be together. The story was fast-moving, and it followed Sleeping Beauty's plot pretty much, but the modern twist made it more than unique. Even the secondary characters were great, not a complaint from me at all (shocker). The villainy was weak, but I enjoyed it anyways. It might have been better with more of a page-turning element, but it also might have dragged the story a bit, since the ending is a given anyways. The ending left little to be desired, and it was hilariously funny, sickeningly (in a good way) sweet, and fairy-tale-like. Just a good read.
4.5 stars, recommendation to fairy tale lovers and any teen readers.


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