Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Once Upon a Kiss by Robin Palmer

Title: Once Upon a Kiss
Author: Robin Palmer
Series: Stand Alone
Publisher: Speak
Publication Date: January 5, 2016
Source: Publisher

Imagine waking up one morning in your room, in your bed, but it isn't your room...or your bed.  Everything about it is similar, but not.  Oh and there are all these strange new contraptions that you have no idea how to use.

I am going to assume that you would be more than just a little weirded out.

Well, this is what happens to Zoe in Once Upon a Kiss.  One day shes rockin out in the 80's with her best friend Jonah, then the next day she finds herself in the year 2016.  A world with iphones and computers.  A world where she is the queen bee at her school.  A world where her best friend, Jonah, won't talk to her.

This is a fun filled, very fluffy story.  Perfect if you want to read something quick, but still enjoyable.  There really isn't much to the story line.  It is the same "how did I wake up in this time period" story that you are used to.  There isn't much depth to the characters, but they are still fun.

Really, this book is probably perfect for those who love watching the Disney channel and all of their Disney channel original movies (guilty as charged!).  So a preteen and a younger teen would really enjoy this story.

For those who are like me, in their 30s, that were alive at least for part of the 80s, it is also a HUGE flash back.  There were also a few references for those who grew up during the 90s too!

Not everything super popular back then was mentioned, but wow, a lot was.  Probably the most common references were for movies, music, and fashion.  However, other things were mentioned.

Even if something wasn't mentioned that I remembered really enjoying back then, I still found myself thinking about them.

Things like:


Care Bears


Rainbow Bright

This book made me remember a lot of other things too, not just these.  I personally think that having all these references just make it more fun for us "older kids" that like to read YA books.  Hopefully it inspires some of the younger readers to look into pop culture and learn about things that were popular before their time.

All in all, I really enjoyed this Once Upon a Kiss.  Light and fluffy.  Nothing to be taken too serious.  It was a very quick read.

My Rating
3.5 stars

This review is based on an ARC provided by the publisher in exchange for a fair and honest review.

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