Saturday, November 5, 2011

The Juliet Spell Review

The Juliet Spell by Douglas Rees

Summary: 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....

Where I got it: Harlequin Teen via NetGalley -- Thanks!

What I gave it: 2.5 out of 5

My thoughts:

Well, I got the book ARC back in the beginning of September and never really got to it (as well as many other books!), and put it off until now because there was other books that really caught my attention. I am not really sorry I put off this book until now (I honestly only read it because I needed a fast read and Barnes and Noble have yet to deliver me Crossed by Ally Condie, I am quite peeved!) because the story was cute and all, but because frankly the characters didn't really mature at all and the story line really wasn't all that interesting! I mean sure, I love a good guy with an accent in a story, but the male lead in this book annoyed, made me irate at some points. There were some great scenes in this book, when the a lot of the key pointed characters came together during the rehearsals and made me think back to my Drama/Show buddies and think 'oh yea I remember when so and so did something like this..'. But over all, this book is the type you want to check out in a library if you want a fast read or just are desperate for some reading material!

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