Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday.......Still Star-Crossed

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

My pick this week is Still Star-Crossed by Melinda Taub

Here is the Goodreads synopsis
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.
This sounds awesome. I love Romeo and Juliet retellings, and this isn't so much that as a sequel. Who hasn't wondered what came after Romeo and Juliet's tragic ending. I love the thought of Rosaline and Benvolio not exactly being smitten with each other. This has some serious potentional, and I can't wait to read it.

Expected release date July 9, 2013


  1. I hadn't heard of this before now. It sounds great! Thanks for sharing.

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  2. I love the sound of this, the idea of Benvolio and Rosaline being forced together is rather brilliant. Especially as we never really know what happens to Rosaline after Romeo jumps ship for Juliet. Great choice.

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  3. Sounds good, enjoy!

  4. I don't know how I feel about Romeo and Juliet but this sounds interesting. Great pick!

    See what I'm waiting on this Wednesday!

  5. Ohhhhhhh! This sounds awesome! Adding it to my list now. :)


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