Monday, August 15, 2011

The Juliet Spell by Douglas Rees Review

Name: The Juliet Spell
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Release Date: September 27th, 2011
304 pages

I’m Juliet.

At least, I wanted to be.

So I did something stupid to make it happen.

Well, stupid and wonderful.

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....

Will Romeo steal her heart before time steals him away?

This book was received as an ARC from Netgalley!

My Review:
When I first heard about this book I thought it sounded really interesting, and I thought the cover was amazing! I actually really enjoyed Romeo and Juliet in school so I thought this would be a great fun read!

Overall, I enjoyed this book but at times it felt rushed. I also didn't love the main character, Miri that much. She just did not really stand out as the protagonist for me.

The other thing I did not really like was how Miri's mother reacted so well to have Edmund in her house. It just did not feel realistic at all.

Overall, this was book was a fun read, but it was not what I was expecting.

My Rating:
Three out of Five Stars


  1. I have this one to read too. I wasn't sure how it would be- it seemed iffy to me.

    Glad it was a decent book :)

  2. That's too bad that you didn't enjoy it as much as you thought you would, but thank for the honest review! I have this one in my TBR pile as well, and I'm still going to give it a try, as I do like a fun read every once in a while.

  3. I super love the cover on this one! Sad that it wasn't as good as you hoped. Maybe I'll wait to get this one from the library. Thanks for the review!


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