Waiting on Wednesday (59)

Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Breaking the Spine, and it is a way to show off the books you can't wait to be released!!

This week I chose:

"Falling for Hamlet"
by Michelle Ray
Poppy
Release Date: July 5, 2011


The following description is from goodreads.com:

Meet Ophelia: a blonde, beautiful high-school senior and long-time girlfriend of Prince Hamlet of Denmark. Her life is dominated not only by her boyfriend's fame and his overbearing family, but also by the paparazzi who hound them wherever they go. As the devastatingly handsome Hamlet spirals into madness after the mysterious death of his father, the King, Ophelia rides out his crazy roller coaster life, and lives to tell about it. In live television interviews, of course.
Passion, romance, drama, humor, and tragedy intertwine in this compulsively readable debut novel, told by a strong-willed, modern-day Ophelia.

A modern retelling of Hamlet, I love it!

20 comments:

Christina T said...

Great pick! I'm looking forward to reading this one. I really like the play but haven't read any retellings of it (unlike Romeo and Juliet and Much Ado About Nothing). It will be interesting. I'm glad that Ophelia survives in this version.

Misha said...

I would love to read this book. I have not read any re-tellings of Shakespeare's works.

Alex (A Girl, Books, OtherThings) said...

This one sounds really good and I love the cover.
I'm going to keep an eye out for it!
:D
Great pick

YA Book Queen said...

Fabulous pick! I'm definitely excited for this one, :)

xArielPx said...

Hey it sounds neat. I just read Hamlet is my AP Lit class. It would be interesting to read a modern spin on it! =D

A Canadian Girl said...

I haven't heard of this one but I love the sound of a modern retelling of Hamlet so I'll be adding it to my wishlist. Thanks for sharing!

Chel said...

I've never read Hamlet, so may I'll read this one when it comes out. :P

Chel @ The procrastinator's Corner

Precious said...

Oh, I agree! Love the sound of it! :) I love retellings!

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It's a Book Thing said...

Oh I like! Thank you for the pick!

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Christina / Book Addict said...

I'm excited to read this one as well. I love the idea of retelling the story of Hamlet. I hope it lives up to my expectations! Great pick!

Savannah said...

This book sounds like a a great re-telling of the original. I'm all for re-tellings. I will have to pick this up soon!

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

Sexy pick! :)

Missie said...

Wow! How exciting. I'm loving the premise! And the tagline... First comes love, then comes madness. Genius!

Christy @ReaderBee said...

Nice pick! I'm going to add this one to my list!

Sally said...

I love modern retellings of anything I will have to check this one out.
Sally.
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Nina said...

Yay! I cannot wait for this book. It look so good. :) Love the story of Ophelia and Hamlet. :)

Julie said...

What a cool cover! Love the black and white with the red chair. I've never heard of this book before!! I'm definitely adding this one to my growing list of books. I like the spin on Hamlet.

dolleygurl said...

Oh that sounds so cool! I recently read Hamlet for the first time a couple of months ago.

Cialina at Muggle-Born.net said...

I've never read Hamlet before but this sounds like a fun retelling.

abeautifulmadness said...

A modern retailling of Hamlet? count me in!

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