A Kiss in Time
by Alex Flinn
young adultNew York, NY : HarperTeen, c2009
Jack and Talia meet in the most unlikely of circumstances. Talia pricked her finger on a spindle the eve of her 16th birthday thus putting her entire kingdom of Euphrasia to sleep for over 300 years. Jack's parents sent him on a month-'long European tour. After three weeks of visiting an endless succession of museums Jack is ready to hit the beach. Following some questionable directions they end up in a heavily forested area. Jack and his friend Travis push their way through a vicious hedge only to discover the long-forgotten kingdom of Euphrasia. Of course they explore and discover the beautiful comatose Talia. Instantly drawn to her, Jack gives her a big ol' smooch. This simple little act turns both their world's upside down.
Another cleverly modern twist on a traditional fairy-tale from the author of Beastly. Humorous yet thought-provoking as you witness Talia's introduction to the modern-world. Lovable characters help make this a clean enjoyable read.