Have you had the opportunity and the pleasure of reading either (or both) of the novels in the Twisted Lit series by Amy Helmes and Kim Askew? Based on stories from Shakespeare, the books are clever re-imaginings of The Tempest and MacBeth. Helmes and Askew have turned those plays into the Young Adult novels Tempestuous and Exposure. Some of you already know (maybe from this previous post?) that their next offering is based on the universally loved Romeo and Juliet.
I am happy to be one of a few lucky bloggers who gets to REVEAL the new cover and offer a GIVEAWAY of a copy of Tempestuous!
Anyone But You: A Modern-Day Spin on Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet
by Kim Askew and Amy Helmes
Two Italian restaurants, both alike in dignity, in Chicago’s Little Italy where we lay our scene… After her family’s struggling eatery, Cap’s, falls prey to another of the Monte clan’s vicious and destructive pranks, sixteen-year-old Gigi Caputo finds herself courting danger during a clandestine encounter with Roman Monte, the very boy whose relatives have brought her family such grief. When the daughter and son of these two warring factions fall for each other, their quest to mend this bitter family feud turns out to be a recipe for disaster. Their story is irrevocably linked to the summer of 1933, when two twelve-year-olds, Benny and Nick, hop the turnstile at the Chicago World’s Fair. While enjoying some of the fair’s legendary amusements, Nick has a “love at first sight” encounter with Stella, a young girl who unintentionally causes a lasting rift between the two boyhood pals. Deftly winding its way through past and present day, this modern take on Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet has much to do with hate — but more with love.
So without further ado (sorry) THE COVER:
**Giveaway is open to residents of the US only.**