Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Kissing Shakespeare by Pamela Mingle
Amazon / Goodreads
Blurb via Goodreads-
"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 meet Shakespeare, 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 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"
Kissing Shakespeare was a great read. This was an interesting take on time travel and was wonderfully written. Although I'm not a big historical fiction fan, I found the story to be very intriguing. The Shakespeare aspect was creative, but I found the story to be slow in a few spots. I'm not sure how I feel about the ending, though. I think it was a realistic ending however, it leaves you wondering if there will be a sequel or not and I hope there is!
Great Read! 4 out of 5 stars
Special Thanks to Random House Children's Books and Netgalley for providing an e-galley in exchange for an honest review.