A Kiss in Time
by Alex Flinn
Review by Mel Jacob
HarperTeen Hardcover ISBN/ITEM#: 9780060874193
Date: 01 May 2009 List Price $16.99 Amazon US / Amazon UK / Show Article /
Alex Flinn retells fairy tales and incorporates them into contemporary settings. Her latest, A Kiss in Time, uses the story of "Sleeping Beauty". Her heroine, Princess Talia, prepares to celebrate her sixteenth birthday. She seeks the perfect dress to match her eyes. When an old woman shows her a room full of dresses the exact color of her eyes, they enchant her. However, the old woman, the witch who initially cursed the princess at birth, has other plans. Talia pricks her finger on a spindle and falls asleep as does the entire Kingdom for three hundred years. From official release/information:
From back of book: Think you have dating issues? Jack's seventeen, bored, and heartbroken. Talia is pushy, demanding, and selfish. She's also 316 years old -- and a princess. Can a kiss transcend all--even time?