A Kiss in Time Paperback
by Alex Flinn
Talia fell under a spell...Jack broke the curse. 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?
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 400 pages
- Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Inc
- Publication Date: 01/05/2010
- Category: Romance
- ISBN: 9780060874216
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Review by ewyatt
Jack is bored on his European tour and decides to sneak off to the beach. Instead of the beach, he ends up in a forgotten land where he encounters a sleeping princess, Talia. His kiss wakes her after 300 years and the two of them are back to America in order to discover if they are indeed in love and the curse may be broken. Cute.
Review by MickyFine
A re-telling of Sleeping Beauty. Talia is about to turn 16 and is eager to do so because for her entire life she's been living under the threat of falling under a curse if she ever touches a spindle. 300 years later, Jack is bored out of his mind on his bus tour of Europe and when he sneaks away and finds a town where all the inhabitants are asleep including a really hot girl in a tower things get even weirder.I was prepared to like this book but it was a bit of disappointment. I'd really hoped for a fresh take on the fairy tale but I was underwhelmed by the effort. The characters weren't as well-developed as they had the chance of being and the plot wasn't fantastic either. Talia was set up with the potential of being a strong female character and then she just wasn't. Jack was a blah hero. The plot resolution was too neat.That said, I did read the entire book over the course of an afternoon and evening, so I did like it enough to blitz through it. Some of my review is probably coloured by my opinions about the ending which was... cheesy. An easy read that teens would probably enjoy more than I did, but not fantastic for adults who enjoy YA.
Review by Rose2332
Its basically about the old story sleeping beauty only this time its told modernized to the new generation of book readers.
Review by cherierj
In the beginning I did not care for Talia or Jack. They were each so selfish and spoiled in their own way but they show so much growth throughout the story. I found myself growing to care about them and hoping they could work things out. I also like how everything was wrapped up in the end.
Review by eheinlen
I loved this book. I didn't think I would. I thought I would like it, but I didn't think I would love it. It is such a brilliant twist on an old story. The only part I didn't really like was the end because it felt kinda rushed, but the characterization and the way that the book was written from both Jack and Talia's points-of-view really made the story come alive. A quick and fun read!
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