A Kiss in Time by Alex Flinn

As you can tell, I have been on quite the fairytale remake kick.

In Ms. Finn's modern retelling of Sleeping Beauty, we meet Jack and Talia. Jack is a young, handsome, strapping boy living in the 21st century. Talia has been sleeping for three hundred years and upon Jack's kiss is awakened to a whole new world... one she could ever envision. Jack never thought that by escaping his tour group he'd actually find himself living a real life fairytale.

I thought this was such a cute, funny and really enjoyable version of the popular fairytale I know and love. I loved the fireworks between Talia and Jack. Their relationship was a pleasure to read about. It was not love at first sight, nor was it happily ever after from the get go. They both had their reservations toward each other... at one point they couldn't even stand each other. But what I truly enjoyed was how they both grew and matured and eventually their feelings toward each other blossomed into something much more meaningful. I loved experiencing the world through Talia's eyes - everything was new, shiny and electronic.

On a personal note, one other aspect that I found enjoyable - Jack is from Miami and soon they are on adventure through streets and places that I drive through on a weekly basis (me being a Miami-an and all). I couldn't help but love this in particular about this story.

I thought the ending felt a bit rushed, but with that said, I truly enjoyed how it all wrapped up. This is a fast, light read, and anyone looking for a sweet, romantic fairytale will definitely enjoy this.


Raíla said...

Aww. Lovely review! A Kiss in Time is already on my wishlist! :)

Emidy said...

Awesome review! This isn't a book that I would be likely to pick up on my own, but you've opened my eyes!

from Une Parole

Hilary Wagner ~ Writer said...

I agree with Emidy. My eyes are open, sounds really sweet! :)

xoxo -- Hilary

Ann Elle Altman said...

Hmm, not really the genre I read but the premise and the cover intrigued me.


Anonymous said...

Wow, it sounds like an adorable read~ I love the fairy tale of Sleeping Beauty, I definitely want to read this now! :D

miss cindy :) said...

this sounds like such a cute book to read, i am so glad you reviewed it :) i will look for it now. great review!

inthehammockblog said...

Great review! I've been wanting to read this one for awhile, I'm glad to hear it's so good!

Veens said...

Wow! Miami? That's a good place, I have heard about it! ANd someday we would surely love to visit that place!

Sounds like a good read!

Nina said...

So sweet. I adore fairy tales and this one sounds so lovely. I do adore the cover already. :)

Thanks for the great review.

A Bookshelf Monstrosity said...

I've been eyeing this one since it was first published. Thanks for the review.

NotNessie said...

I so want to read this one...

Jenn-ay said...

I actually just read Beastly and right after I wanted to get my hands on A Kiss in Time. Great review. Now I NEED to have it!

Book ♥ Soulmates said...

I really did enjoy this book. It was a quick, light read but it was a really sweet story =)


Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

I can not wait to read this. It's been on my list for like ever!

How cool that it takes place in Miami a bit. :)

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kay - Infinite Shelf said...

This looks like a lovely read! Thanks for the review.

Anonymous said...

I love fairytales. I think that there is a part of me that never really "grew up." Definitely on my wish list.

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