Book Review: A Kiss In Time by Alex Flinn

Title: A Kiss In Time
Author: Alex Flinn
Published: 16th June 2010

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?

My Thoughts:
This is my second book that I have now picked up by Alex Flinn, I first read Beastly, and, truthfully, I do prefer A Kiss In Time much much more.

Jack is...a jerk before Talia comes along. He uses Talia and doesn't respect her when they first meet. I loved the development of Jack throughout the book when he eventually does listen to what Talia says. The book is narrated by two characters, Jack and Talia, and it is interesting to read the different narration mainly because of the century difference that separates them.

The ending was different and fit well with the direction of the book and I think this is another great interpretation of a fairytale with a modern twist.

Recommend or Not? Yes, I would recommend. A modern romantic fariytale that everyone should read.

Book Review: Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick

Title: Hush, Hush
Author: Becca Fitzpatrick
Published: 29th October 2009

For Nora Grey, romance was not part of the plan. She's never been particularly attracted to the boys at her school, no matter how much her best friend, Vee, pushes them at her. Not until Patch came along. With his easy smile and eyes that seem to see inside her, Nora is drawn to him against her better judgment.

But after a series of terrifying encounters, Nora's not sure who to trust. Patch seems to be everywhere she is, and to know more about her than her closest friends. She can't decide whether she should fall into his arms or run and hide. And when she tries to seek some answers, she finds herself near a truth that is way more unsettling than anything Patch makes her feel.

For Nora is right in the middle of an ancient battle between the immortal and those that have fallen - and, when it comes to choosing sides, the wrong choice will cost her life. [GoodReads]

My Thoughts:
My expectations for this book was lowered when I read some more recent reviews saying that this book didn't live up to the standards that people had hoped. Maybe my expectations were too low but, yes, I fully understand on how it doesn't reach up as high as I'd hoped for.

The connection between Nora and Patch is electrical. You sense the draw between them, yet there is discomfort  in what lurks in Patchs' history. I felt that the build up was great in this book, the build up to the reveal, however once we got up to the big reveal I felt like it was a bit like: "is that it?" Don't get me wrong, it was big news, but not as big as I was expecting.

There are quite a few twists that boggle your mind ever so slightly which kept this book firmly in my grip. I found this an easy and quick read. It's also a nice change to have a book about angels instead of vampires and werewolves which has been the main focus for a while in many books.

Recommend or Not? Yeah, even with the negatives I think this book is worth a read.