Friday, August 5, 2011

The Juliet Spell by Douglas Rees

Title: The Juliet Spell
Author: Douglas Rees
Published By: Harlequin Teen (September 27, 2011)
Source: ARC Copy E-Galley
Genre: YA Paranormal/Romance
My Rating: 4 Stars

Goodreads Description:
I’m Juliet.

At least, I wanted to be.

So I did something stupid to make it happen.

Well, stupid and wonderful.

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 play. 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.... 

My Review:
Doesn't this book have a great cover? I think that is what drew me to the book to begin with, I am a sucker for a great book cover. But there was so much more to it than a great book cover.
This book really surprised me, I wasn't really sure what to expect after all Romeo and Juliet, while a love story, is a tragic one. So the idea of someone wanting to be Juliet, well, I knew I was going to be in for one great story and I really wasn't disappointed at all.
I was excited to read this story because after all, who doesn't love a good tragic love story once in awhile?
This story was imaginative and fun. The characters were great and easy to like and the plot was something different and original.
I really did enjoy reading this and will definitely be looking forward to reading more of Rees' work in the future.

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