A Kiss in Time
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?
Well,about the story.The best way to describe it is Sleeping Beauty(Talia) meets teen slacker.I totally loved the part that Jack isn't a handsome prince charming and the way his personality contrasts with Talia's.While the story's totally awesome,I would have appreciated a better cover.You know,something which features both Talia and Jack on it.To tell you the truth,the only reason the book was on my waiting list for so long was because the cover didn't intrigue me much.
Jack does a bit of growing as well. He starts out as somewhat of a slacker prince-charming with a bad home life. Over the course of the story, Jack manages to face some buried fears and grow into a bit of a more respectable prince-of-every-girl’s-wishes. I wasn’t head-over-heels for Jack myself, but I was totally rooting for him and Talia.
It was, at times, quite predictable, but it didn’t hinder my enjoyment of the book in the least. Sometimes, a nice, predictable love story is just what the doctor – err... – librarian ordered.
This book is one of the best books i have read. This book is about Jack an American boy who awakens a princess who has been slumbering for 300 years. Jack is on a European tour mandated by his parents ("What they don't tell you about Europe is how completely lame it is") when he breaks an ancient curse by kissing the slumbering Princess Talia. Instead of rejoicing, she and other awakened members of their magical kingdom are confused and perturbed to find themselves in the 21st century. In order to escape the wrath of her father, who blames her for causing the curse, Talia flees with Jack to his home in Florida. While acclimating to the modern world-cell phones, television, Jell-o shots-the princess manages to charm everyone she meets and help Jack sort out his life.
Flinn is not a new author, but I had never heard of her until
recently. Her book Beastly
has been made into a movie and will be released sometime next
re-telling of Sleeping Beauty. Jack stumbles upon Princess Talia's
kingdom and is drawn by her beauty. He ends up kissing her and they must
run away because her father is furious with Jack and Talia. There
journey to America is humorous at times because Talia is unfamiliar with
the technology. Once they reach America Jack wants to rid himself of
Talia, but than begins to use her to his advantage. All the while Talia
wants Jack to fall in love with her.
and believable characters, but it didn't hit the mark for me. It is 384
pages and after the first 150, I began to lose interest. I only finished
the book to see how everything turned out. I do believe it would be a
nice summer read if you read a couple chapters a day.
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 timeto 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 alleven time?
when i read this synopsis i was like- oh gosh! this book is going to be so boring, just another teen book, still i dont know why, i read it, i was surprised to find the book was actually kinda funny and really good, it was a charming story.
This book is about a princess named Talia. on her sixteenth birthday she pricks her finger on a spindle and causes the entire kingdom to fall asleep for two hundred years. When she wakes up she finds the kingdom smack in the middle of the modern world. now she is lost but she finds her way with the help of jack a teenager living in this strange new world. I liked this book. I loved the new spin on an old story. The changes in point of view also make it easier to understand both characters. I thought some of the romance in the book was really cute and sweet. I would definetly reccomend this book to anyone who enjoyed Alex Flinn's other book Beastly.
3.5 Stars. This was a fast and fun read from the author of Beastly. It is basically Sleeping Beauty retold. Talia is the princess who has been warned all her life to stay away from spindles. but the curse is inevitable and she falls asleep, only to be awoken by Jack 300 years later! Chapters are told from their alternating points of view and there are very charming and funny parts in the story, as well as some good lessons (like don't underestimate your parents and teens shouldn't be left alone once they hit puberty - family time should continue, etc....) I think fans of Beastly will enjoy this read, although I thought Beastly was a bit better. It helped that Sleeping Beauty is my all time favorite fairy tale, so I loved how the author re-told it and spun it for today's day and age.
I liked this book because it had both sides of the story and the
characters made me want to see where they would end up and all of the
travels they would have. This story was not just a retelling of the
story of Sleeping Beauty it had a more interesting level of conflict
and relationship, and it was fun to see how Talia saw our world from
her 18th century eyes and thoughts! I also liked that there were
unexpected twists and turns through out the book! But it was really slow.
Reprinted with author's permission
Another enjoyable fairy tale meets present day story, this one harking back to Sleeping Beauty. Talia is almost sixteen and like any teen, is tired of being bossed around by her parents and never being left alone. Everyone is so sure that spindle curse from her christening is going to come true. (anytime you snub a witch with "Mal" in her name, good things just aren't going to happen). Sure enough, as Talia is searching for gowns for her sixteenth birthday, an old seamestress lets her touch her spinning wheel. Three hundred years later, Jack and his friend Travis, while on a European trip designed to pad their college applications, stumble across a thick bramble while searching for a beach. After they make their way through, confused to the state of the people at the castle, they find Talia asleep. While Travis is off trying on the royal jewels, Jack kisses Talia, which awakens the kingdom. Talia's father is furious at her disobedience, eventually resulting in Talia's escape to Miami, where the fish out of water story then continues.