Title: The Juliet Spell
Pub Date: 27 September 2011
Author: Douglas Rees
‘The Juliet Spell’ is not a retelling of Romeo and Juliet. Far from that. It’s a YA novel and it’s a very witty and refreshing story. I like the humour in this story and the romance that have been put in so delicately.
It’s a fantasy, so don’t expect anything logical from this book. It’s a good book to read if you enjoy books that provides you escapism.
I rate this book 4 out of 5 stars. I received an ARC of this book from Harlequin publisher via Netgalley. I was not required to write a positive review for this book.
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….
Will Romeo steal her heart before time steals him away?