Saturday, November 27, 2010

Review- A Kiss in Time by Alex Flinn

Published in 2009

Summary from Goodreads:

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?

I picked this book up because I loved Beastly by the same author so much- this book wasn't as good as Beastly, but I still really enjoyed it.  In Beastly, the main character has serious flaws and makes serious progress, but in this book, the growth was less transformative.  A Kiss in Time was still a fun read.  When Jack and him friend stumble upon the princess in the hidden kingdom Euphrasia, the descriptions of the differences between the real world and this lost-in-time world are really funny.  I also really liked the character Malvolia, the evil witch.  You'll see what I mean if you read this book!

4 stars- check it out if you like fairy tales!


  1. I'm so glad to see that you enjoyed this one! I really love these reimagined fairy tales - very fun and entertaining :)

  2. A late blog hopper and now a new follower. I liked your review very much and noticed that you are a Sophie Kinsella fan as am I. Looking forward to reading some more of your reviews.
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