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 a book based on the story Sleeping Beauty but is more modern. Jack is bored in Europe and wants to explore. He goes away from his tour group with his friend Travis and finds and old castle. He finds a girl named Talia and kisses her. It makes Talia wake up from a long sleep. A few days after Jack first wakes Talia up, Talia wants to run away with him because she thinks her father is mad at her for ruining the kingdom. They flee the castle and as the story goes on, Jack has to explain everything that has currently been invented, because Talia is over 300 years old. That brought up some questions for me. If you were in Jack’s place, how would you explain some of the things Talia has never heard of, such as a cell phone? Here are some questions she asks Jack:
- “Why is your friend inside the phone? Is is witchcraft?”
- “How do buses go so fast? They are faster than the horses and carriages in all of my kingdom!”
- “Why isn’t there any grass in the city?”
- “What is a passport? Why do we need them?”
- “How long will it take to get back to your country? Won’t it take a long time; maybe a couple weeks?”
- “What sort of ship can journey to the other side of the earth in a day?”
This book made me realize how much this world has changed in the past centuries. This book is a great story, and if anyone out there has the time, PLEASE read it. Also, try Beastly by Alex Flinn, too.