Tempestuous (Twisted Lit #1)
wawawawawawawawa I looooooooved it
Le me is like the Ryan, fully satisfied.
cannot wait to post full review, it was awesome.
CAN I HAVE MOREEEEEEE?!
JANUARY 20TH: FULL REVIEW
So once in a while something totally unexpected happens, like finding a ten-dollar bill on the street or discovering there’s only 2 girls in your class, both of them named Melannie. OR starting a book and loving it from page one, that’s what happen to me while I read Tempestuous, loved it from page 1 ‘till t ...more
One of the funniest lines I've ever read in a YA book.
I had absolutely no idea what to expect when I started reading this novel. I had already forgotten the abstract and the title and cover didn't do much to revive my memory. I will most definitely purchase this book for my library when it comes out. It is one of the funniest, wittiest YA books I've ever read.
Miranda is a smart, sassy, conniving (in ...more
Before reading Tempestuous I had no idea what Shakespeare's Tempest was about.So before reading Tempestuous I looked up the Tempest and here's a short summary that might give you an idea of what it is about.
Tempestuous was a quick and light read-It wasn't the kind of book that I usually read but it was definitely entertaining!Most retellings fall short of my expectations for some reason but Tempestuous was not one of those books.The similarities between Shakepeare's Tempest and Tempes ...more
Miranda is a fallen A-Lister at her private school. She had it all, the guy, the brains, the clique. It all came crashing down, big time and she is required to get a job (horrors!) in a mall food court to re-pay her debts. Top it off with the st ...more
Fortunately for Miranda she only has a few hours until her shift is over. As Miranda’s bad luck would have it a storm blows in and traps her and her en ...more
My attempts to steer clear of Shakespeare in high school failed on most accounts but they did prevent me from reading The Tempest. However, not knowing the original play this book was based on did not hinder my opinion of it. I found Tempestuous to be funny, witty, charming, and amusing in a The Breakfast Club meets Paul Blart: Mall Cop sort of way!
Let's start off with the main character, Miranda, because I am going to be honest, I sort of really love her. Even though we only get to see h...more
Thank you Netgalley for providing my advance copy.
After being roped into the greatest cheating scandal her prep school had ever seen, Miranda is forced to take a job at Hot-Dog Kabob in the mall as a way to repay her "debt to society" for her involvement. Banished and ridiculed, unfairly, by her classmates, Miranda struggles to maintain her dignity in her low-wage, highly embarrassing job. When the biggest snow storm of the season traps the mall workers and ...more
Tempestuous is a delightful YA romp based on Shakespeare’s The Tempest, but the reader doesn’t have to know too much about The Tempest to enjoy Tempestuous. Miranda Prospero is a feisty take-charge type of teenager who through a series of misfortunes is stuck with an after school job at a mall food court in Minneapolis. She is feeling really sorry for herself when she arrives at work on a Saturday evening. The weather service has ...more
Miranda is one of those girls that has all of the answers. A born leade ...more
Definitely a pure delight!
This story involves one cold night, one mall, a couple of minimum-wage earning employees with different strengths, add in the former friends, plus the infidel ex-boyfriend, a mysterious burglar, one very smart mastermind, a glitter bomb blitzkrieg, an impromptu rock concert, not to mention several revenge plots involving guerrilla tactics, and a whole lot of randomly chaotic events which only fall into places at the last minute.
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As a fan of both YA and Shakespeare, Tempestuous is exactly my kinda thing. Tempestuous, based loosely on Shakespeare's The Tempest was full of references to other Shakespeare plays too, along with Jane Austen and modern crazes such as Words With Friends. Some may dislike what seems to be a barrage of 'names and labels' but I loved it. It really ad ...more
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Tempestuous had all of the key elements of a good romantic comedy--meaning that it was really cute and all, but it would never happen in real life. The ending was a bit too perfect, and the characters were a bit too cliche. But in spite of that, I still enjoyed it.
It was a good read, because it took my mind away from all the books I've been reading lately--all dealing with rough issues and hard lives. But this cut me a break from al ...more
I really did enjoy reading this book! I like the flow of the story since it's easy to follow and went in a good pace. There's romance, drama, action, and even some mystery - actually everything th ...more
I really REALLY love this book. I thought the main character was witty, spontaneous and rebellious. It's kind of funny that a lot of character ...more
I loved the group of characters, including all the supporting ones. I could connect to some of them and the others reminded me of some people I've known. I would say that Caleb was my favorite though. He seemed very sure of himself and wasn't easily swayed by the whims of others. I liked Miranda too. She ...more
I delighted in this story. I'm a huge Shakespeare fan, and often I'm skeptical of imitations and retellings of Shakespeare; however, this story was very successful. There was enough similarity between this story and The Tempest that I could see the plot wending its way through, but there was enough difference that I was still left wondering exactly how things were going to play out.
The story was told with a c ...more
Let's just say, the first part was awesome, the second part was absolutely horrendous and boring.
I loved the idea: kids stranded in a mall? With a snowstorm going on? Wow, awesome. Can't wait to see how that develops.
Instead, we get teen drama, breaking a mall (yes they do considerable damage to the mall) and some lame mystery going on (I knew for the start that that person would be the criminal).
Our main character was at times nice, but a lot of time she was just annoying, childi ...more
The book starts off rather slow in my opinion, however as the plot unravels with Miranda n her gang stuck in the mall, things start to grab my attention. The mystery was intriguing and made me want to solve the mystery before Miranda did. The characters were nicely developed and displayed the q ...more
Thank you, NetGalley and publishers, for providing me with an ARC.
Have you ever had that feeling where the pacing is so slow that you feel you’ll lose interest in it quickly, and yet at the last moment when you’re about to close the book, you just need to find out how the book will end? That’s how I felt after finishing Tempestuous.
I’ve never read The Tempest by William Shakespeare, so I had to go on Spark Notes and find m ...more
Where will you find Star Wars, Harry Potter, Charles Dickens, Scooby-Doo, Nancy Drew, Tennessee Williams, the Bible, The Wizard of Oz, Tchaikovsky, Sons of Anarchy, Disney, and the works of William Shakespeare, all in one place?
Where else? In the young adult novel Tempestuous, by Kim Askew and Amy Helmes, the “Twisted Lit” incarnation of the venerable Shakespearian play, The Tempest. It is a fun, captivating, smart, and insightful slice of twenty-first century Middle-American ...more
I read Exposure (Twisted Lit #2) first (review up in a couple of days), and while I enjoyed that one better, Tempestuous is still a good read. I can't comment on how much alike it is to The Tempest by Shakespeare because I've never read that play by Shakespeare.
Miranda Prospero used to be a popular girl, but after one of her ideas gets people in trouble, she becomes a social pariah. One n ...more
Thank you to Merit Press for providing me with an ARC of this book in exchange for a honest review.
Tempestuous is a modern contemporary retelling of Tempest by William Shakespeare. I really appreciate how ambitious of a project this was to undertake because many people hold Shakespeare so dearly. Retelling Shakespeare is nothing new but it takes a lot of courage and determination. If you change the basic plot ever so slightly, you co ...more
Kim's writing has appeared in newspapers, literary journals, and other publications, including the Wall Street Journal, SoMa Literary Review, and Elle Magazine, as well as the anthology The May Queen.
She wrote her Master's thesis, on Henry James, at Mount St. ...more
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"That's sweet of you to say, but I'm not sure we're all friends. Mr. Darcy over here," I indicated Caleb with a nod, "finds me barely tolerable.”
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