Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday (124)

"Waiting on" Wednesday is a weekly meme to discuss upcoming books we can't wait to get our hands on. Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.

This week, I'm waiting on:

Still Star-Crossed by Melinda Taub
Release date: 7-9-13

Description from Goodreads:

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.

I like the idea of giving Benvolio a story. I preferred his character to Romeo in the original play. The early reviews are positive too.


  1. This does look really interesting. With all of the Romeo and Juliet reimaginings and re-tellings, I don't think I've ever read one that looks at the families after their deaths. Great pick!
    Natflix&Books' WoW

  2. oh my gosh!!! this sounds sooooo cool!! Thanks for sharing!!

  3. I love the cover of this book.Its so pretty and really makes you want to pick it up to see what it is about. I like the idea but am not a big fan of when people mess with the classics. Hopefully this will be good though.


  4. Great choice! I saw this one on Goodreads a while ago and it sounded really good. :b

    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

  5. Benvolio and Rosaline! This should be an interesting story.

    Great WOW choice! :)

  6. Wow, another retelling! Looking forward to reading this!

    Here's my Waiting on Wednesday post.

  7. I like the sound of this book too-all of these retellings of Shakespeare's plays are so interesting to me and I always have a soft spot for R&J.


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