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Waiting on Wednesday (49)

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly meme, hosted at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we seriously can’t wait for.

 Here's my pick for the week, that I seriously can't wait for:

by Pamela Mingle
Publication Date: August 14, 2012
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 to use her acting talents and modern-day charms on the young Will Shakespeare. Without her help, Stephen claims, the world will lose 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.
This book sounds like a super fun read for an English major!  I adore Shakespeare, and I love reading authors' takes on his life and work.  This one sounds even more interesting when you take into account the time traveling!  Also, I like when contemporary and historical fiction are mixed together (One of my favorite series, River of Time by Lisa Bergren is a good example of this).  Oh, and the title leads me to imagine all sorts of fun things!  Luckily, Kissing Shakespeare comes out very soon, so I won't be waiting too long.  


  1. Great pick! I recently heard about this one & it sounds really good. I really like the cover & the whole concept of the story. :)

  2. Hm, the cover is really pretty, but I'm not generally a fan of time travel fiction. Still, I like the premise, and the fact that the time traveler appears to be the love interest rather than someone from the past.

  3. Great pick this week. It looks like a really good book. I have not read any Shakesphere, but you know there's a first time for everything.

  4. Sound like a good one - and it's got time travel, which is a plus.
    Katja @ YA's the Word


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