Tuesday, 15 June 2010

A Kiss in Time by Alex Flinn

Target Audience: Teens/Young Adults
Genre: Fantasy/Romance

A Kiss in TimeWow, and Wow again! Ok, so i have a major soft spot for re-telling of fairytales and i'm really going through them pretty fast (next on my list: princess of the midnight ball). But anyway, why i loved this book so much...

Firstly, the idea itself is amazing, and although it could have gone very badly, it didn't. Pairing up a 300 year old princess with old fashioned ideals with a modern guy who likes parties and just got dumped by his girlfriend was a stroke of genius, as the two can't be more different if they tried. Needless to say though things change as the novel progresses and their chemistry is amazing (ah, young love!)

Secondly, The characters were so relatable it made the story read like realism, despite it being a fantasy. Talia is a traditional princess who longs for freedom and has a lot more inside than she displays at first glance. Jack is seemingly the shallow wanting to have fun kind, but also has more to him. And in that the characters are similar, and i loved learning more about them and watching them grow to love one another.

Thirdly, it actually has a plot and it's brilliant. Yes i know that sounds odd, but a lot of fairytales don't and theres a lot of filler and blabber in some stories, but this had an amazing, twisting storyline full of adventure, unexpected events and laugh out loud moments that had me giggling like a child.

Fourth, Alex Flinn is a genius and i can't wait to read more of her books. Enough said really!

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