Waiting on Wednesday 101: Prince of Shadows

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Name: Prince of Shadows
Author: Rachel Caine
Publisher: NAL
Release Date: February 4th, 2014
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A standalone built around the character of Benvolio, from Romeo and Juliet. The novel will be told from the point of view of Benvolio, who is Romeo’s cousin and, in Shakespeare’s play, attempts to get the lovelorn Montague interested in other girls after it’s discovered that Juliet is a member of the clan his family despises: the Capulets. Caine’s novel, her agent said, explores a scenario in which Romeo and Juliet are not the only couple to fall into dire romantic straits and is “a tale of intrigue, betrayal, hatred, and tragedy,” about “lovers lost, and lovers found.” (From Publisher's Weekly)
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My Thoughts:
This book sounds so intriguing! I have never read anything about the other characters from Romeo and Juliet, so I am interested to see things from Benvolio's point of view! He was one of my favorite characters from Shakespeare's play so I can't wait to see him in this book!

What are your thoughts? What are you waiting for this week? Let us know in the comments!

7 comments:

Jessica@a GREAT read said...

Ohhh yes! I am definitely curious about this one!!

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Alyssa Susanna said...

I've never read anything by Rachel Caine! But I love the cover and title and synopsis of this book! WOW, I actually really want to read this one! *adds to GR list* Thank you for featuring Prince of Shadows! :D

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Carrie at In the Hammock Blog said...

Romeo and Juliet!!! Aaaaaa!! Thank you so much for sharing this, I'm adding it asap!

Greg said...

Sounds like an interesting premise. Good one!

Rita_h said...

Sounds like a good one to me! Thanks for sharing it. :)

Maria Behar said...

This definitely sounds FASCINATING!! Instead of simply retelling the original story, Caine does a "spinoff" from it, like the TV networks do with shows. I LOVE the idea! And I LOVE that cover, too -- all that blue!!

Thanks for the heads up, because I'm putting this one into my Goodreads TBR and Amazon wish list right away!! : )

Elin said...

wow love the cover and this sound like a wondefull and beautiful book :)

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