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Sunday, May 18, 2014

Review: Saving Juliet by Suzanne Selfors

Saving Juliet
by Suzanne Selfors

Genre: Fantasy, Humor, Romance, Young Adult
Publication: December 2008
Format: ebook, 256 pages
Source: Own
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Manhattan meets Verona in this time-bending twist on Shakespeare.

Mimi Wallingford, Great Granddaughter of Adelaide Wallingford, has the life that most girls dream about, playing Juliet opposite teen heartthrob Troy Summer on Broadway in Shakespeare's famous play. Unfortunately, she has no desire to be an actress, a fact her mother can't seem to grasp. But when she and Troy are magically thrust into Shakespeare's Verona, they experience the feud between the Capulets and Montagues first hand. Mimi realizes that she and Juliet have more in common than Shakespeare's script-they are both fighting for futures of their own choosing. Mimi feels compelled to help her and with Troy's unexpected help, hopes to give Shakespeare's most famous tragedy a happily-ever-after-ending.

In this Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet retelling, Mimi Wallingford was forced to be an actress, following the footsteps of her family. And now she was stuck playing Romeo and Juliet with none other than that snobby Troy Summer. Soon, Mimi and Troy were transported into the story of Romeo and Juliet by a magic pendant. Now Mimi must find her way to get back to her world and trying to save Juliet and Romeo from dying at the end of the story while avoiding Juliet’s mother, Lady Capulet and her people who wanted to kill her.

Saving Juliet is a fun read on Romeo and Juliet retelling. I love this book, although not as much as Suzanne Selfors’ Coffeehouse Angel. The story is very engaging. I found myself finishing the story earlier than I expected. The character and the story development were really good. There were a lot of things going on, but the story wasn’t draggy at all. Mimi was a great character and I absolutely love her narration. I love reading about how Mimi wanted to save Juliet. And oh! I love Mimi’s banter with Troy. There were lots of moments that made me laugh out loud. 

Overall, Saving Juliet was a fun, light read with a bit of romance, fantasy, and humor. I would recommend this book to those who were looking for a light romance, Romeo and Juliet’s retelling fan and to those who love happy endings.

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1 comment:

  1. This book is new to me! Sounds like an interesting read and a magical one at that. Great review!




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