Wednesday, 29 June 2011

Waiting on Wednesday (14)

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine. The purpose of the event is to spotlight the upcoming releases that readers are most looking forward to.

This week, I've chosen...

Falling for Hamlet by Michelle Ray

Publisher: Poppy (Hardcover)
Release Date: July 5, 2011

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.
This one sounds like fun. I've read a bunch of modern day Shakespeares and really enjoy them. Modern day Hamlet spiralling into madness and then telling about it on TV? I'd go for that. I'm not overly impressed with the cover, but it's okay. I prefer to be interested in the story anyway!

What are you waiting on this Wednesday? Leave a comment and let me know!


  1. Oooh, this sounds really good. I am going to add it to my to be read pile right away. Great pick!

  2. This one sounds really cute and I love the cover!

  3. I hadn't heard of this one, but it definitely sounds like something I'll have to check out. Thanks for sharing!

  4. This sounds really good! Hamlet was probably one of the only plays in English I didn't actually mind studying (still had to use Spark Notes though :P), so a modern retelling looks great! Nice pick :).

  5. I have this one in my review pile! I haven't read it yet but there have been glowing reviews.
    My WOW

  6. Kathy, Cari & Jessi: Well hopefully the actual story turns out well! I'm looking forward to it.

    Liz: I actually don't think I've minded any of the plays we've studied in class. I've had A Midsummer Night's Dream and Macbeth for English and then The Tempest for Drama. Hamlet is one I just read on my own.

    Emily: Oh, well I'm looking forward to hearing your thoughts on it! :)

  7. I actually have this one on my tbr pile, hoping I can get to it soon. Great pick! =)

  8. I loved the Hamlet the play, it's probably one of my few favorites definitely. Great WoW! :)

    Happy Reading! ;)
    Suz @ A Soul Unsung
    My WoW!

  9. Totally intrigued by this! I never liked reading Shakespeare in school, just not a fan of that writing style. But I really modern-day retellings and this sounds great!

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  11. I've been eyeing this one as well! I love re-tellings of Shakespeare or having Shakespeare involved in some way always catches my interest!


    Waiting on Wednesday

  12. I want her skirt. I have a thing for ruffled skirts. This looks like a cute read. Marking it on the goodreads. Thanks!

    ♥ Trish