Book View: A Kiss in Time

Book View: A Kiss in TimeA Kiss in Time by Alex Flinn
Published by HarperTeen on May 1st 2009
Pages: 371

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?

Short and Sweet: I love me a fairy tale retelling. Sometimes the author sticks really close to the original.. sometimes they go down a completely path. With A Kiss in Time, Alex Flinn does a little bit of both. In this tale, the past meets the modern age with a little romance mixed in. Talia, the past… Jack, the future. And when these two came together.. it was pretty explosive. Flinn does an amazing job of recreating this tale into some new and fresh. I have read numberous Sleeping Beauty tales, but not one quite like this.
Final Verdict: I really wanted to like A Kiss in Time, and large part of me did. However, the spark that should have been there was for the most part was missing. True, I loved Flinn's twist on the tale. And seeing the "evil" witch in a new light was very touching. But the chemistry just was not at the level where I wanted it. I wish I could have loved A Kiss in Time, but for now, it was a quick read that satisfied my fairy tale need.
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