Twice Upon a Kiss (★★★★☆)

Twice Upon a Kiss
Jane Susann MacCarter  *  Omnific Publishing  *  June 16, 2015  *  338 Pages

Stella is an unremarkable college student who is still reeling from the death of her mother over a year ago. While she desperately wants to feel engaged with and connected to LIFE, she just isn’t. However, things take an interesting turn when she is in the wrong place at the wrong time and is shot in the head at a convenience store. The bullet wound puts her in a coma, and somehow she ends up traveling back in time to 7000BC to a small village called Jarmo.

This is definitely not the type of book I usually read. Twice Upon a Kiss is a little bit romance, a little bit fantasy. But, oh my God, it’s good. I was not expecting such unique and well-developed characters or such an engaging and gripping story. Wow. I was hooked by Stella’s no-BS, witty attitude, and I kind of loved that she was just a plain girl who found a way to take herself on an adventure. It helped, too, that Stella’s time travel destination was fascinating. I had never heard of Jarmo before, but it became clear to me as I read the book that author MacCarter put in a lot of time and research to help make this place so vivid for her story. I was transported. It was wonderful.

Ultimately, I ended up loving the book. It was a quick read, and I will definitely check out anything MacCarter writes in the future.

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