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Saturday, August 15, 2009

A Kiss in Time by Alex Flinn

A Kiss in Time by Alex Flinn 5 of 5 stars.

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?

A Kiss in Time by Alex Flinn was a wonderful read. There were times where I was laughing so hard a cried. The characters are believable and the situations hilarious.

Talia is a selfish and sheltered princess with a curse on her. Jack is a typical American teenage boy with stuffy parents who only worry about him getting into college. When he and his friend decided to sneek away from their tour group, a European tour being another thing Jack's parents are supposedly torturing him with, they get the wrong directions to the beach. They end up in a thick forest. After fighting their way through a thick, evil, prickly hedge they find a sleeping town. Everything resembles Colonial times. The even stranger thing is that every one is asleep. They then stumble upon a sleeping princess, and in the tradition of Sleeping Beauty Jack kisses her and makes her wake up, and her kingdom becomes visible to the outside world once again.

Now is the hard part. Talia's father is angry with her for touching the spindle and ruining his kingdom. Jack is nothing more than a commoner that has taken advantage of a sleeping princess and is thrown in the dungeon. Despite Jack and Talia's dislike of each other, they have to work together to get what they want. But, when the witch Malvolia turns up, angry that her enchantment was broken unfairly, by a commoner rather than a prince and certainly not by true love's kiss, can Talia make Jack fall in love with her and save herself and the kingdom from another three hundred year sleep?


Kelsey said...

I loved this book! It was awesome. Great review(:

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