A Kiss In Time by Alex FlinnTuesday, April 19, 2011
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Talia fell under a spell...Jack broke the curse.A retelling of Sleeping Beauty: if you think you've heard this tale, think again. Princess Talia was warned against touching a spindle, though she never actually was shown what a spindle looked like. Talia is about to turn sixteen when the "evil" witch catches her in a trap. Three-hundred years later Jack happens upon the sleeping castle. He is so taken aback by Talia's beauty that he kisses her and well, you know the rest, happily ever after.
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? --Goodreads
Loved this! Alex Flinn blows me away every time with a new and clever fairy-tale retelling. Flinn's writing was upbeat and fun and even transferring point-of-views (to Talia and then Jack), it brought both characters to life.
Princess Talia was a spoiled brat, I barely could stand her attitude in the beginning. I understand that she is a princess and so the snottiness-feature should be implied. However after getting my initial reaction of her after she met Jack; she changed quite a bit. By the end, Talia was really sweet and I barely could remember that I hated her in the beginning. Jack was modern. maybe I'm just a lame teenage but I didn't know Old Navy puts the year on their shirts. (I'll have to check that out when I go shopping next time.)
I am a huge fan of Sleeping Beauty and this was a great book to add to my collection. This tale was fresh and witty, a book that I totally enjoyed.
"If I hear one more syllable about spindles, I shall surely die!"A Kiss in Time by Alex Flinn, p. 1
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