Tuesday, May 12, 2009

A Kiss in Time 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?

A Kiss in Time, was just what I needed to read after reading some serious, or complicated novels. Why? Because it was a fast, fun, and easy read! The story never got boring and kept me attentive throughout.

In this retelling of Sleeping Beauty, a teenager, Jack and his pal Travis, who only seems to care about food, stumble upon an old town with a castle and cottages and houses surrounding it. If the town, hidden by a tall and long hedge of thorns and branches, wasn't abnormal enough, Jack and Travis also come to discover that everyone in the town is...asleep. And in an attempt to steal the Royal crowns and kiss a beautiful girl, chaos begins.

One of the things I liked about A Kiss in Time is the obvious differences between Talia, the princess, and Jack's experiences in their time. And Talia's reaction to some of these things in hilarious in some cases.

The character development was also nice to read about. Jack, before meeting Talia, only partied and despised his parent's plan for his life, and throughout the book, we watch as he becomes more mature and stands up for himself. Talia also changed a lot. At the beginning, 316 years before Jack's time, she is a stuck up brat, and develops into a nice and caring girl who can do things for herself. Great development.

While I really enjoyed A Kiss in Time, this novel may not be for everyone. I recommend only to those who want something sweet, and fun to read.


Writing: 3/5
Story: 2.5/5
Character: 4/5
Cover: 3/5


Kate said...

This sounds like an enjoyable summer read :)

Great review.