Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Review: Macbeth #killingit by Courtney Carbone, William Shakespeare & A Midsummer Night #nofilter by Brett Wright, William Shakespeare


Macbeth #killingitMacbeth #killingit by Courtney Carbone, William Shakespeare
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
Release Date: January 5th, 2016
Purchase: Amazon
Macbeth, one of the greatest stories ever told . . . in texts?!
 
Imagine: What if that tragic couple, Macbeth and Lady Macbeth, had smartphones? A classic is reborn in this fun and funny adaptation of one of Shakespeare’s most famous plays!
 
A prophecy from three witches.
A social-climbing couple committing a murder most foul.
A cover-up that spins way out of control.


and h8. The classics just got a whole lot more interesting. ;)
 
 
tl;dr A Shakespeare play told through its characters texting with emojis, posting photos, checking in at locations, and updating their relationship statuses. The perfect gift for hip theater lovers and teens.

A glossary and cast of characters are included for those who need it. For example: tl;dr means too long; didn’t read.

A Midsummer Night #nofilter (OMG Shakespeare)
A Midsummer Night #nofilter by Brett Wright, William Shakespeare
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
Release Date: January 5th, 2016
Purchase: Amazon
A Midsummer Night’s Dream, one of the greatest stories ever told . . . in texts?!
 
Imagine: What if the fairies and star-crossed lovers of the forest had smartphones? A classic is reborn in this fun and funny adaptation of one of Shakespeare’s most famous plays!
 
Four lovers who can’t decide who they have a crush on.
One mischievous fairy with a love potion.
Total chaos in the fairy world, the human world, and everywhere in between!

and h8. The classics just got a whole lot more interesting. ;)
 
tl;dr A Shakespeare play told through its characters texting with emojis, posting photos, checking in at locations, and updating their relationship statuses. The perfect gift for hip theater lovers and teens.

A glossary and cast of characters are included for those who need it. For example: tl;dr means too long; didn’t read.

My Thoughts:
I love these books!  They are hilarious and really make me want to pick up Shakespeare! 

Macbeth is my all time favorite Shakespeare play and I was super excited that it was being done in this text type style book. I think Courtney Carbone did a great job keeping the story the same and she definitely included the important events.  It was really funny to see Lady Macbeth through texts.  I think her dialogue was my favorite.  She was a character that I definitely wanted more of because she was so crazy! 

I have never read A Midsummer Night so this one was new to me and again I just want to go pick up the real play now!  I thought this one resembled 90210 and I can definitely see teenagers loving this drama filled book.  The added text messages makes it even more fun and drama filled and really made me feel like I was back in high school! 

My only complaint with these two new additions to the OMG Shakespeare series is that they did feel a little more heavy handed with the teenage lingo. In the previous two books acronyms are definitely a part of the series and honestly makes the books what they are, but things didn't feel forced.  A few times I thought the lingo messed with the flow and I wished the authors would have held back a tad. 

Other than that though and I really enjoyed the latest installments to this fun series!  I said before that I have always been a fan of this type of book and I hope hope hope these last two books aren't the last!  I think it would be fun to see other classics make their way into the new age!

both books receive 4 snowflakes!


Also as a fun side note the new Macbeth movie is out and if you haven't seen it then you really should!  It's a great adaptation and one that I know I will watch more than once!  
For more info click HERE

 


1 comment:

  1. Never knew of these until now. Thanks for sharing!

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