Author: Alex Flinn
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?
This is my first ever Fairy Tale Retelling, and it's going towards my 2014 Fairy Tales Retold Reading Challenge that I decided to take part in not long ago. I was going through my books looking for my copy of Everneath when I came across this book that I didn't remember owning.
This book was very easy to read and get hooked into. With this being the first page I couldn't help but wonder and want to read more.
"What is that?" she points to the numbers on the shirt."The year. Old Navy puts the year on all their flag t-shirts. It's sort of a racket, I guess--you have to buy a new one every year.""That…is … the.. year?" she looks sort of sick. Her face is suddenly almost the same colour green as her eyes. she begins to sob again "oh, my . . . oh, no" She crumples back onto the floor, as she was when i first saw her. "It cannot be true. It cannot."I kneel beside her "What's the matter now? I thought you were fine."She looks at me and then starts screaming"Fine? Fine? I have been asleep nearly three hundred years!"
This book focuses on two main characters, Jack and Talia, switching between the two points of view throughout. It has plenty of humour, what with having woken up 300 years later to a new world and knowing nothing about electricity and such. It flows easily and is a very quick light read.
At first, my thoughts of Talia were all negative, that she's a spoilt princess, and a bit up herself, I am very glad that her character grew up quite a lot! And Jack, Talia said it herself, what do you do if everything you're doing is boring? I'm glad that both of these characters grew up, yes they're only 16 and 17 but they were behaving much younger and too arrogant in the beginning.
The ending was like all fairy tales, I suppose they had to all live happily ever after, but I guess I just wanted more.
4 out of 5