TITLE: Still Star-Crossed
AUTHOR: Melinda Taub
EDITION: Hardcover, 352 pages
PUBLICATION INFORMATION: July 9th 2013 by Delacorte Press
CATEGORIES: Young Adult, Retellings, Historical Fiction, Romance, Delacorte Press, Melissa Taub, Still Star-Crossed, July 2013 Release
WHAT IT’S ABOUT: Romeo and Juliet are gone. Will love live on? Despite the glooming peace that’s settled on Verona after the recent tragedy, Montagues and Capulets are brawling in the streets. Faced with more bloody battles, Prince Escalus concludes that the only way to truly marry the fortunes of these two families is to literally marry them together. Everyone is skeptical, but none more so than the pair selected, for the most eligible Montague bachelor is Benvolio, Romeo’s best friend, still anguished by the loss of his companions, and the chosen Capulet maid is Juliet’s older cousin Rosaline, the girl Romeo first loved and whose refusal of Romeo’s affection paved the way for bloodshed. Contrary to their late cousins, there’s no love lost between Benvolio and Rosaline, yet they forge a bond to end the renewed feud not only to escape their forced betrothal, but to save their lives and the city of Verona itself.
MY THOUGHTS: Holy… I.. Oh man. I want this book, like, now! I don’t know what it is about Romeo & Juliet, but anything to do with a retelling or a spin-off type story and I am so there! I think this book has tons of promise, and it is one that I am going to most likely buy immediately. I also adore the cover, and that alone is enough to draw me in.
What do you think? Is this a TBR or Pass for you?