Now, before I get to my Bookanista shout out, check out what the other Bookanista's have on tap:
Elana Johnson shivers over Shifting
Shelli Johannes-Wells contemplates The Future of Us
Shana Silver finds Fateful Fabulous
Sarah Frances Hardy leads you into the Circle of Secrets
Corrine Jackson delights in a Hex Hall & Demonglass double feature
Stasia Ward Kehoe shares her passion for Possess
On to my Bookanista Shout out for FALLING FOR HAMLET by Michelle Ray
Release Date: July 5, 2011
Basic Blurb: (from Amazon)
Why I liked it:Meet Ophelia: a blonde, beautiful high-school senior and long-time girlfriend of Prince Hamlet of Denmark. Her life is dominated not only by her boyfriend's fame and his overbearing family, but also by the paparazzi who hound them wherever they go. As the devastatingly handsome Hamlet spirals into madness after the mysterious death of his father, the King, Ophelia rides out his crazy roller coaster life, and lives to tell about it. In live television interviews, of course.
Passion, romance, drama, humor, and tragedy intertwine in this compulsively readable debut novel, told by a strong-willed, modern-day Ophelia.
I really can't say enough positive things about this book! After the paranormal, formulaic stories I found myself reading of late, this was a fabulous diversion from the ordinary.
See, I love the Hamlet story just as it is. But add a modern, reality TV/paparazzi spin and a strong Ophelia and wow, I was HOOKED! Michelle Ray does a great job of weaving the story together in a way that is simultaneously familiar and new. The story would make even the most anti-Shakespearean reader interested in the storyline.
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