Once Upon A Kiss [Review]

Posted January 4, 2016 by Stephanie in Review / 1 Comment

Once Upon A Kiss [Review]Once Upon a Kiss by Robin Palmer
Published by Speak on January 5th 2016
Genres: Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance, Time Travel
Pages: 304
Format: ARC
Source: Publisher
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So much has happened since 1986, and Zoe Brenner is about to find out just how much.
From the author of the book that inspired the Disney original movie Geek Charming!

It's 1986 and sixteen-year-old Zoe Brenner's world revolves around Depeche Mode, Judd Nelson, exercise-obsessed parents, and her best friend Jonah. Then one day, in a freak Fun-Dip choking accident, Zoe falls unconscious, and awakes in the year 2016. So much has changed, and Zoe needs Jonah to help her make sense of it all. But in this life, Zoe is the most popular girl in school, and she soon realizes this Zoe doesn't associate with nerds like Jonah. As Zoe juggles new technology, attempts to hide her enthusiasm for poet blouses, and manages to keep her super jock boyfriend at bay, she tries to rekindle her friendship with Jonah and use her popularity for a good cause. Will she ever get back to 1986? And more importantly, does she want to?

Title: Once Upon a Kiss
Author: Robin Palmer
Series: Standalone
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary yet Sci-fi
Pages: 304
Published By: Speak on January 5, 2016
Challenges: 2015 Reading Challenge

**I received a copy of this from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.**

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So much has happened since 1986, and Zoe Brenner is about to find out just how much. 

From the author of the book that inspired the Disney original movie Geek Charming!

It’s 1986 and sixteen-year-old Zoe Brenner’s world revolves around Depeche Mode, Judd Nelson, exercise-obsessed parents, and her best friend Jonah. Then one day, in a freak Fun-Dip choking accident, Zoe falls unconscious, and awakes in the year 2016. So much has changed, and Zoe needs Jonah to help her make sense of it all. But in this life, Zoe is the most popular girl in school, and she soon realizes this Zoe doesn’t associate with nerds like Jonah. As Zoe juggles new technology, attempts to hide her enthusiasm for poet blouses, and manages to keep her super jock boyfriend at bay, she tries to rekindle her friendship with Jonah and use her popularity for a good cause. Will she ever get back to 1986? And more importantly, does she want to?
(Goodreads)

I really enjoyed this book! It reminded me a lot like the movies, 13 Going on 30 mixed with Mean Girls and it was simply adorable! It is a little daunting knowing that 1986 was 30 years ago. Which means I am only a short 4 years away from being 30, however, this book delivered the cute and quirky that I was hoping it would!

Zoe got transported from 1986 to 2016, The entire thing was pretty much dreamlike, since she was the same age in both years and all of her classmates were there in both time periods as well. Only the 2016 version of Zoe was this “Regina George” like character as to where the 1986 version was this timid and quiet version. I really liked watching Zoe transform her 2016 version into a better version of herself.

I really enjoyed Jonah and Montana. They were totally my kind of people. I also really liked Zoe’s family in both versions. They were hysterical! And it totally reminded me of my family (the embarrassing moments yet you love them anyways and wouldn’t have them any other way!)

If you’re in the mood for a romantic comedy with time travel in it. You should pick up this book and give it a shot! I kid you not it is 13 Going On 30 meets Mean Girls. It’s quirky and cute and just perfect to sit down for a couple hours and get lost in the fun!

Time to Throwback!

Because this book made me think of a lot of stuff from my past. Here are some things that were from my childhood. Do you remember any of these?
And here is a collage of all things 90s that I found!
Let’s talk about it!
Did you read Once Upon a Kiss? Or do you want to?
 Leave your thoughts in the comments! 🙂

 

four-stars
Stephanie
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One response to “Once Upon A Kiss [Review]

  1. Alecia

    Awesome review! This book sounds super fun and just an overall enjoyable book! I love the idea of waking up and your world completely altering and figuring out who you really are. I totally get 13 going on 30 vibes from the blurb and then you also mentioned a Mean Girls comparison so that has officially sold me!

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