At least, I wanted to be.
So I did something stupid to make it happen.
Well, stupid and wonderful.
The Juliet Spell
by Douglas Rees
Paperback, 304 pages
Expected publication: September 27th 2011 by Harlequin Teen
I wanted the role of Juliet more than anything. I studied hard. I gave a great reading for it—even with Bobby checking me out the whole time. I deserved the part.
I didn’t get it. So I decided to level the playing field, though I actually might have leveled the whole Composeplay. You see, since there aren’t any Success in Getting to Be Juliet in Your High School Play spells, I thought I’d cast the next best—a Fame spell. Good idea, right?
Yeah. Instead of bringing me a little fame, it brought me someone a little famous. Shakespeare. Well, Edmund Shakespeare. William’s younger brother.
Good thing he’s sweet and enthusiastic about helping me with the play...and—ahem—maybe a little bit hot. But he’s from the past. Way past. Cars amaze him—cars! And cell phones? Ugh.
Still, there’s something about him that’s making my eyes go star-crossed....
Will Romeo steal her heart before time steals him away?
MY REVIEW: This book really surprised me, I wasn't what to expect. after all, even though it is one of the best love stories ever told, it's also a tragic one. so with so many versions of this particular story, I wanted to see where it would be taken.This book surprised me! It was fun and cute. As a Shakespeare fan, I was completely grabbed by the story.Miranda desperately wants to play Juliet in the school play, but it looks like the role might go to her rival, Vivian. So, to give herself a edge, Miranda preforms a spell to bring herself success, but it actually brings her Edmund, Shakespeare's brother. Now, Miranda finds herself in love with Edmund, playing Juliet to Edmund's Romeo and trying to keep a secret that Edmund is not what he appears. I like Rees' writing. It's got a fast-paced, slightly snarky tone that is a pleasure to read.This story was imaginative and fun. The characters were wonderful and easy to like and the plot was somewhat different and original. I really did enjoy reading this book and will be looking forward to reading more of Rees' work in the future. If your a fan of Shakespeare and the original story of Romeo&Juliet, than you like this book :)