About the book: Jenny’s had it with her life. Six siblings in an overstuffed house are enough to drive anyone crazy, and sometimes she dreams of escaping to some fantasy world. When she suddenly wakes up to find herself being kissed by a strange—but very handsome—prince, Jenny knows her life just got a lot more exciting. Now stuck in a medieval land of castles and royalty, when Jenny learns that the queen has agreed to marry her off to the prince, it’s time to take matters into her own hands. She goes on a quest to find out who dragged her to this time while trying to keep from falling in love with either of the boys vying for her attention.
Princess Genevieve has only known life under her mother’s rule. She wants to do more than go to battle or deal with suitors. She wakes to find herself in a new world filled with gadgets, electricity, and moving carriages. She finally has the freedom to be who she wants to be with a family who cares deeply for her and a boy worth any sacrifice. It’s more than everything she always wanted.
As Jenny and Genevieve settle into their new lives, they face an unknown evil which threatens everything they care about and makes them face tough questions—like who they are and what they really want their lives to become.
My Review: Jenny and Genevieve are both 16 year old girls. They look alike, but there is one major difference. Jenny lives in the modern era and Genevieve lives in medieval times. Jenny has been living her normal, boring life helping to care for her younger siblings, while Genevieve has been asleep for one hundred years. Jenny wakes up one morning to find herself being kissed by a handsome prince, her family has disappeared and she is living in a castle that she's never seen before. Her parents seem pretty crazy, her mother is especially concerned with going to war. How did Jenny end up here, and where is the Genevieve that everyone keeps mistaking her for? Genevieve has woke up in Jenny's life. She's uncertain how to handle all of the siblings she's inherited, hates the clothes that seem to not cover up enough of her body, and don't even get her started on high school. Modern life is just so confusing. How did she wind up here? Jenny and Genevieve must figure out just what has happened to the two of them, get rid of the evil bad guy and switch back to their own lives. But how?
This was a really cute story. I liked the way it portrayed the Sleeping Beauty story. I really liked both Jenny and Genevieve, I really enjoyed seeing how Genevieve might have acclimated herself to the modern world after living in the medieval one for so long. I had kind of guessed who the bad guy was, but seeing the way he was able to cross between modern and medieval times was really fun. This is a fun book by author Jaclyn Weist and I can't wait to read more of her books!
I was sent an e-copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
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About the author: Jaclyn Weist is an Idaho farm girl who grew up loving to read. She developed a love for writing as a senior in high school, when her dad jokingly said she was the next Dr. Seuss (not even close, but very sweet). She met her husband, Steve, at Brigham Young University, and they have six happy, crazy children who encourage her writing. After owning a bookstore and running away to have adventures in Australia, they settled back down in their home in Utah. Jaclyn now spends her days herding her kids to various activities and trying to remember what she was supposed to do next. You can visit her online at www.jaclynweist.blogspot.com.
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