Tuesday, March 30, 2010

A Kiss in Time

Jack is an American boy who isn't pleased with his European vacation. Talia is a princess from the 1700's who has been asleep after pricking her finger on a spindle. Jack believes his parents barely notice him. Talia believes her parents smother her. When Jack kisses Talia, she is magically awoken and the pair of them are entertwined into each others problems.

This book is cute. Now I realise that may not be a great introduction to a review. However, that is my first impression of the book. At one point about halfway through I put the book aside, and then it called to me. I had to know the story of Jack and Talia. The book alternates narrators between the two and provides interesting insight into their lives. Imagine living in the 1700's when Virginia is still a colony in the Americas and waking up to a world of airplanes and cell phones. Sleeping Beauty has always been retold where she wakes up and eveyone lives happily ever after, but what about the changes in society while she slumbers? That is one reason I had to keep reading. Then there is Jack. As he continues to interact with Talia, his own perspective on life changes.

I stand by cute.
3 out of 5


  1. The cover is so pretty and fun. Thanks for sharing you thoughts!

  2. Thanks for sharing your review. Sounds like an interesting twist on the Sleeping Beauty story. I was not a huge fan of Alex Flinn's Beastly, but I've been tempted to pick up A Kiss in Time.

    I enjoy reading your reviews & would like to pass along the "Beautiful Blogger" award to you. http://theeagerreaders.blogspot.com/2010/03/beautiful-blogger-award.html