Saturday, 10 November 2012

Review: Kissing Shakespeare by Pamela Mingle

As many of you can tell just from the cover of this book this is aimed for teenagers, or adults people who enjoy romance and a touch of suspense. In the novel there are many accurate portrays of the time and a lot to do with the conflicts (like religion, given in the Tutor reign it was a touchy subject to say the least). The fact there was a to of accurate information just causes quite a bot of annoyance with the cover in which shows a girl in an outfit definitely not from Shakespeare's time but maybe they where going with something modern?

I would consider this book a light hearted read with a continuous theme of romance through out. What I loved about this book is Miranda, the protagonist who is taken back in time to help Shakespeare choose the right path, she repeats things Shakespeare has written which he finds clever and humorous and another thing I also loved is that Shakespeare is shown to care for Anne Hathaway, his future wife. The ending I must admit left me beyond words of frustrated! There has to be a sequel otherwise I deem this book incomplete! A marvellous job Pamela Mingle!



Miranda has Shakespeare in her blood: she hopes one day to become a Shakespearean actor like her famous parents. At least, she does until her disastrous performance in her school's staging of The Taming of the Shrew. Humiliated, Miranda skips the opening-night party. All she wants to do is hide. Fellow cast member, Stephen Langford, has other plans for Miranda. When he steps out of the backstage shadows and asks if she'd like to meetShakespeare, Miranda thinks he's a total nutcase. But before she can object, Stephen whisks her back to 16th century England—the world Stephen's really from. He wants Miranda to use her acting talents and modern-day charms on the young Will Shakespeare. Without her help, Stephen claims, the world will lost its greatest playwright. Miranda isn't convinced she's the girl for the job. Why would Shakespeare care about her? And just who is this infuriating time traveler, Stephen Langford? Reluctantly, she agrees to help, knowing that it's her only chance of getting back to the present and her "real" life. What Miranda doesn't bargain for is finding true love . . . with no acting required.

A romantic time travel story that's ideal for fans of novels by Meg Cabot and Donna Jo Napoli, Audrey Niffenegger and of course, Shakespeare.


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