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When Jenny suddenly wakes to find herself being kissed by a strange - but very handsome - prince, she knows that her boring life of folding laundry could be gone forever. Stuck in a medieval land of castles and royalty, Jenny learns that she is being forced to marry the prince, and she is definitely okay with that. She escapes to find out how to return home while trying to keep from falling 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 the 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.

©2017 Jaclyn Weist (P)2018 Jaclyn Weist

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Lovely paranormal fairy tale!

The story is a Sleeping Beauty story but paranormal. The characters, Jenny and Genevieve, switches places. Jenny is a 21st century teen and Genevieve is a princess in 13th century. They both find their ways in the world they are thrown into. The story is told by each one of the main characters. A good up to date Sleeping Beauty fairy tale. The narrator did an excellent job with the story. I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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And then I woke up!

This is one of the most interesting retelling of Sleeping Beauty that I have come across. In a fascinating twist, there are 2 young ladies involved, Jenny and Genevieve - one a modern teen, the other, a medieval princess. Imagine waking up in a castle, being kissed by a gorgeous guy. He calls you “Highness”; introduces himself as a Prince. What the ...? Now, flip that scene. You are from the 13 Century. You are a princess and wake in a modern day house in Idaho. There are several children running around and they all laugh when you “order” them to serve you. But, it’s the magic that captures your attention. There is a cold box to store food, torches come on with a wave, and carriages that move without horses. All these wonderments aside, what happened?

That’s the story. Find out what happened. It is told from the alternate points of view of Jenny and Genevieve. Lara Bannister does a fantastic job of telling the story, giving unique voice to each character and portraying the movement of the story. One thing that stands out, to me, is Bannister can’t seem to shed her own diction when speaking one word, “thang”!

I wish there was an epilogue. Perhaps Ms. Wrist plans another instalment. It would be nice to know what happens to the girls after the ending and what happened to various other characters. What made the Queen react so strongly to her dreams? The more I think of all the threads left open, the more I believe there must be more! I hope so.

If you enjoy Fantasy, Fairy Tales with a twist, adventure with a touch of romance, this book is for you. In exchange for an honest review, I was given this book at my request.

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Two girls and two different worlds.

This story is different but awesome with switching back and forth between the two times. It is almost like getting two different stories in one. It's different watching Jenny and Genevieve settle into each others lives, but I really enjoyed how they settled it. This is a great story finding adventure and love. Laura did a great job narrating especially going between the two girls and their different speech patterns.

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Timeless - A tale of Sleeping Beauty

I was pleasantly surprised with the twist in this tale of Sleeping Beauty. Jaclyn Weist has given us a tale of two young ladies separated by about 1000 years who have mysteriously switched places. My interest was kept throughout as the chapters alternated between the two time periods.

Laura Bannister did a fantastic job with the narration.

I was given this free review copy Audiobook at my request and I have voluntarily left this review.

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Double the Delight ! !

This is an added extension to my previous review. I forgot to mention that I had received this book as a promotional item. I also wanted to add it that the narrator is sweet and matches the character in the series perfectly. You will enjoy it.

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A very intriguing variation of Sleeping Beauty...

Everyone knows the story of Sleeping Beauty, right? Wrong! You have no idea what it was really about and you have no idea what happened after the Prince had kissed the Beauty to wake her up from her long sleep... To find out you have to read (or listen to) "Timeless" by Jaclyn Weist - it's totally worth the time:)

Well, there have been a lot of different variations of old tales or classic stories published recently, and sadly some of them just spoil the stories for you; this book is not such a case at all. The tale woven by Ms Weist in "Timeless" is intriguing, suspenceful, surpsising at times and logical, but still retains that undescribable charm of old fairy-tales. There is a lot of the rational in it, but there is also quite a bit of magic... And while the 13th century realities in the book are not exactly historically correct, I can forgive that as they are the realities of the fairy-tale side of the story...:)

What I especially appreciate in "Timeless" is that the idea of two 16-year-old girls changing places in space and time allows the author to kind of unobtrusively smuggle in and touch on some issues that are really important and sometimes difficult to talk about with teenagers - family relationships, first love, but also taking responsibility for your actions and accepting the consequences of your decisions, especially the negative ones... As the girls have to learn to live in and accept the world in which they suddenly find themselves, they also have to learn to deal with views and attitudes different to the ones they've been used to... And sometimes it may be a really hard lesson...

The interpretation of the book by Ms Laura Bannister is very good. It's clear, has the right pace and kind of takes the background seat - there's almost no acting done and not much of voice differentiation, but thanks to it the story itself gets our full attention.

I wholeheartedly recommend the book to everyone who likes this comforting warm mix of young adult/fantasy/fairy-tale/romance/adventure genres ;)


DISCLAIMER: I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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A fun story for tweens.

The story of Sleeping Beauty, with an interesting twist. What if, when Princess Genevieve (sleeping beauty) was awoken by the prince after 100 years of sleep, but instead of it being the princess who wakes, it’s a teenage girl from our time. There’s magic, fairies, love interests, and of course an evil behind the mysterious situation.
This story was fun, but I would definitely put it in the tween/teen category. For me, it lacked a little something. Maybe it was that everything just seemed to go a little too smoothly with how the caricatures just accepted how some things were. Overall, it was a fun book that I enjoyed.
I received this book for free in exchange for my honest review.

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Great Sleeping Beauty Twist!

I absolutely loved this new Sleeping Beauty with an extra twist! I’m young at heart and love Teen/YA fantasy books! This story sucked me in from the beginning and kept me hooked all the way to an unexpected unique conclusion.

Narration was good and brought the story to life.

The story is told in Jenny’s & Princess Genevieve’s POV. They wake up in each other’s shoes and they are from a totally different time! There are castles, knights, carriages, swords, magic, fairies, etc...

Jenny wakes up in a fairy tale and soon realizes that everything looks too real to be a dream. Princess Genevieve wakes up in our modern world trying to boss everyone around and very confused about her surroundings.

It was a delightful tale and one of my favorite variations of Sleeping Beauty! I’m looking forward to reading more books by this talented author!

"I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review."

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A Different Sleeping Beauty

What if you suddenly became the real life sleeping beauty and find out the story is not a fairytale? You are kisses by a prince who seemed to switch two girls one in our time and another much earlier that was actually cursed. As you try to figure how to handle the new time you are in. Hoping there will be more.

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Good storyline

I enjoyed listening to this book and listening to the narrator.
I was given this book for my honest review.

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  • Layla
  • 04-26-18

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Any additional comments?

The narrator had a nice voice but I would have liked it more if she put more feeling when she voiced the characters. I did not hear the characters anger, confusion, happiness, etc. But other then this she has a good voice.

As for the story, I noticed others liked it more then I did. For me I think this is due to the characters themselves then the plot (which is good) or the world building (which is interesting).

I couldn't relate to Jenny and I found her annoying at times. I didn't feel like she acted mature at times but this could be due to her age.
The other characters (the servants) I found acted in a way that I did not expect. They know that the princess is cruel and when Jenny takes her place they are more then happy to tell her so after knowing her for a few hours. If I was in their shoes I would not say anything in fear that I would get punished. I would think that she was acting odd maybe to the curse or she is testing/playing a game with them. I would have to get to know her for at least a few days before I contimplated telling her that she was a cruel princess.

I would still recommend this book to all since it is a clean read and I wouldn't mind reading/listening to other books by this author.