Friday, August 23, 2013

Anyone But You: A Modern-Day Spin on Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet (Cover Love + Giveaway)

It's Friday my bookish friends! You've made it through another week and, in my opinion, that means you deserve something awesome. Which is why I'm so thrilled with today's post!

Authors Kim Askew and Amy Helmes are excited to offer a sneak peak at the synopsis to the third book in their “Twisted Lit” series of Shakespeare-inspired YA novels. This time around, they've put their unique spin on Romeo & Juliet.

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.

Published by Merit Press, Anyone But You will be released in January, and is currently available for pre-order at, Barnes & Noble and Powell’s. You can find out more, plus visit Kim and Amy at the Twisted Lit Website.

Sounds scrumptious, am I right? Now, for the fun part! I read, and totally adored, Tempestuous by these two authors. It was such a fun take on Shakespeare's The Tempest. Which is why I'm super excited to be able to share it with you too! Kim & Amy have offered up one copy of Tempestuous to a lucky winner!

To enter fill out the rafflecopter form below.
Giveaway ends August 30, 2013.
Open to U.S. mailing addresses only.

Good luck, and happy reading!

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