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Still Star-Crossed

3.99  ·  Rating details ·  3,128 ratings  ·  573 reviews
Discover what happened after the tragic deaths of Romeo and Juliet, as mysterious figures in Verona are determined to reignite the feud between the Montagues and the Capulets.

In fair Verona, enemies still walk the streets.
Two new hearts. Same two families.
The fight to the altar is about to happen.
All. Over. Again.

This homage to the classic Shakespearean tale of Romeo an
Hardcover, 352 pages
Published July 9th 2013 by Delacorte Press
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Cindy ✩☽ Savage Queen ♔
Rating ~4-4.5
In fair Verona, enemies still walk the streets. Two news hearts. Same two families.

I fell fast and hard for this book. It is an absolute delight!

Let me start by saying I do not like Romeo and Juliet, I detest it really. Perhaps it is because I read it in high school, or I was not a fan of Shakespearean language at the time, or perhaps it was because I found the so called "great love story" of Romeo and Juliet utterly ridiculous and eye-rolling. Honestly, even thinking of their s
I picked up this book thinking that I'd give it a try and if it wasn't very good, I didn't have to finish it. But once I started, I couldn't put it down!

This book takes place a few weeks after the events of "Romeo and Juliet" - Houses Montague and Capulet have bee formally ordered to make peace, but someone keeps stirring the feud between both families. In a last-ditch attempt to stop the fighting, Prince Escalus orders Rosaline (who is a distant cousin of Juliet and the girl Romeo first fell in
Mar 20, 2013 rated it really liked it
Cover Blurb: Yes or No? I am not a big fan of the cover at all - it, in fact, almost put me off reading the book altogether. It screams romance and girly read and all those things that I really don't like. And while Romeo and Juliet isn't my favorite Shakespeare play, I was curious to see what a "what happened afterward" story would be like. So I ignored the cover and gave it a try.

Characters: I at first didn't care about anyone. As a matter of principle, I tend to not have an opinion either way
Martu Barimboim (Booksofcoffee)
Still star-crossed es uno de esos libros que a simple vista no llaman la atención. Puede ser porque su portada es un poco "sosa" o que la sinopsis hablé más de una relación impuesta que de lo que en verdad abunda en esta novela.

Misterio, drama, acción y un poco de romance es lo que van a encontrar en esta novela. A esto sumenle una protagonista independiente y fuerte (una de mis favoritas por ahora) y giros en la historia.

Melinda Taub supo sacarle el jugo a Romeo & Julieta y hacer de los per
Lee Rawles
Jul 09, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Full disclosure: I knew Melinda when I was about 17 and she was about 13. She was a pretty cool 13-year-old, but since it's been a decade and a half since I last saw her, I feel like I can be impartial about this book.

And my impartial opinion is: I love this book. Love it to pieces. 4.75 stars, for me.

Still Star-Crossed is the sequel to Romeo and Juliet, and tells what happened after the Capulets and the Montagues swore to the Prince that their deadly feud died with their children. Slight spoil
Odette Knappers
Apr 17, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2017
This was a really good book! The idea is really original. We've seen a lot of retellings, but this ain't a retelling, it is a sequel to a classic. I really like the idea. It is done really well. You get a Shakespearian feel because of the language (son the translation is done really good as well), but it is still an easy read, as soon as the story gets going.

The start was a bit tough. You need to get through that. It is a lot of names and a lot of information, but the story gets clearer after th
Evelyn Evertsen Romp
Apr 17, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: bieb
wat een verrukkelijk boek! vol intrige, spanning, romantiek, plotwendingen en perfect taalgebruik!
Liz Hopps (Elizabetha)
Objetivamente 4, por la historia, la redacción, la investigación de la época y blablabla, pero le daré 3.5. Tengo una buena razón para ello y no sólo es que mi kokoro se rompió con ese final y, para mi, no existe nada después de la pagina 359 (más una respuesta que no está escrita, pero que mi mente adicionó xD!)

Mi problema es ¿Por qué los autores desperdician sus mejores personajes? ¿Aquellos que tiene más complejidad sicológica, posibilidades narrativas y tonos "grises"(esos que enaltecen ci
Leen Gilis
Het is een goed boek maar ik vond het een beetje langdradig. Het verhaal is origineel en aangenaam om te lezen, maar het duurde gewoon te lang voor er een einde aan kwam. Ik heb me door sommige stukjes moeten worstelen, maar andere lazen dan weer razend snel. Over het algemeen vond ik het een goed en speciaal boek, maar daar blijft het bij.
Flor Méndez
Feb 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Me encantó. Fue un placer leer este libro desde la primera página. Ya va a haber reseña muuuuy pronto en el blog, pero podés leerlo aún sin haber leído Romeo y Julieta. Amor eterno a Nora Escoms (la traductora) y a Melinda Taub. Pd team Benvolio a morir.
tea & time turner
Jun 13, 2017 rated it did not like it
Shelves: books-of-2017
There's only so many times a girl can read about the importance of maidenhood for a woman's reputation in half old English half modern English half "I have no idea how dialogue works so whatever" before she wants to set herself on fire.
Jul 27, 2017 rated it liked it
3 stars ✨
as much as I enjoyed going back to Verona, this wasn't a brilliant book. granted, it got me locked for like 2hours once but I could predict what was going to happen so even the end or a part before that didn't surprise me but still this gave some sense of satisfaction that was pleasing enough.
characters were mostly flat with the exception of Rosaline. she was good enough. but honestly my favorite was Benvolio. he was such an eye-candy 😄.
I'd recommend this book for a change of pace in
Jorge Trejo
Mar 29, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
¿Quién no conoce la historia de Romeo y Julieta?, puede que no hayas leído la obra de William Shakespeare, pero sin duda sabrás un poco o mucho de lo que ocurre. Pues bien, ¿alguna vez te preguntaste que fue lo que ocurrió después de la muerte de sus protagonistas?

Melinda Taub, retoma la historia y nos cuenta que fue lo que pasó con las familias Montesco y Capuleto y al mismo tiempo nos introduce en un misterio que las envuelve.

La trama se desarrolla apenas unos días después de la trágica muerte
Sophia (Bookwyrming Thoughts)
Jun 22, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: reviewed-on-blog
Once upon a time I read Romeo and Juliet for English.

It was awful and boring, and I hated it with a passion. I don't know why, but Romeo and Juliet just didn't clash well with me.

Still Star-Crossed isn't exactly like Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet - definitely not a retelling, though I would read a retelling of the cheese any day over rereading the original. Still Star-Crossed is like an unwritten sequel - the aftermath of what happens in Shakespeare's Verona after the tragic ending of Romeo and
Chelsey Wolford
Jun 24, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I am an English teacher and a college graduate with an English degree…you do the math – I love Shakespeare! Shakespearean retellings are probably one of my most favorite books to read. I literally did a little jigs with a few girly yelps when I opened this package. This is the story of life in Verona after Romeo and Juliet have passed away. The story mainly follows Rosaline, who was once the beloved of Romeo himself. However, Rosaline did not return his feelings. Prince Escalus approaches the Ho ...more
Kim Clifton
May 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I'm always a little skeptical when reading twists on the classics, but this is Shakespearean fan fiction at its best. It starts only weeks after Romeo and Juliet ends, and deals with the immediate problem- that peace is not so easily won between their families. Prince Escalus' solution to wed Benvolio and Rosaline makes sense, but these two are feistier than their dead counterparts, so of course things don't go as planned. There are more brawls, a masked assassin, history between Rosaline and th ...more
Yi Ly
Aug 31, 2017 rated it really liked it
He disfrutado mucho su lectura, hace tiempo que no me sentía tan intrigada con una historia. Además he encontrado a un personaje que se ha robado mi corazón.

Si Romeo y Julieta no te llama la atención pero te animas a leer esta historia, creo que al terminarla correrás a leer el clásico de Shakespeare.

¡Muy recomendado!

PD: No se dejen engañar por la portada, este libro de romance solo tiene la pizca necesaria.
Cristina  Ramírez
Aug 10, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
¿Que la muerte de Romeo y Julieta es sólo el comienzo? Still Star-Crossed se lleva 4 estrellitas porque, más allá de los personajes y los giros argumentales, he disfrutado con lo adictivo que puede resultar la historia. La curiosidad siempre puede más y la autora juega bien sus cartas para mantener la tensión hasta la última página. Y porque me he emocionado de haber empezado y terminado un libro en un sólo día (además de haberme quitado el bloqueo lector que no sabía que tenía)
Nov 25, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: noviembre
😉Debo de decir que las primeras 150 pg d este libro me ponian mal, literalmente tenía que parar de leer sino lo iba abandonar 😛pero agradezco mucho ver tenido la voluntad de seguir con el ya que me a gustado 💕 me encanto como terminaron ese triangulo del rey Escalo 👑 ,Benvolio 🌟y Rosalina 💙, valio la pena 💞👏
Jul 19, 2017 rated it really liked it
Benvolio, Benvolio. Wherefore art thou, Benvolio?

Be still my Shakespeare loving heart. Why have I been smitten with Romeo and Juliet when there is Benvolio and Rosaline?! This book was beautiful and it was such a fun spin on Shakespeare. This is up to par with Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead. Melinda took some minor characters and took their story to a whole new level. Frankly, I realized it has been way too long since I've read Romeo and Juliet and I need to add it to my TBR pile. I loved
Liv (Stories For Coffee)
Apr 27, 2015 rated it really liked it

This was so beautifully written and had so many wonderful twists and turns that I did not expect! I loved seeing all the surviving characters from Romeo and Juliet in a new light and the dialogue in this novel made my Shakespeare feels rise. The romance was amazing and not ridiculous like Romeo and Juliet which I appreciated SO much. I loved this story! It was such a lovely retelling.
Still Star-Crossed has been on my TBR since the year it released, but for some reason, I never got around to reading it (which is actually really weird because you don’t even know how hyped up I was for Benvolio and Rosaline’s hate-to-love romance). When I heard about the tv show coming out, I again meant to pick up the book and give it a go before the pilot aired, but again, for whatever reason, I never got around to it. Now, we’re five episodes into the show and I am absolutely in love, despit ...more
Aug 07, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Teleurgesteld. 2,5 ster
May 21, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: young-adult
Rating: 4.5 stars

I received an ARC of this book and thus am committed to posting an honest review. Let me preface this review by saying that I commenced reading this book feeling wary of its purported intention of picking up where Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet left off. As a lover of Shakespeare’s works, I think this initial wariness may be something I had common with other readers. However, whatever its faults, I am happy to say that this book succeeded in fully drawing me into its world and c
Mar Que
Я бы не обратила внимания на эту книгу при каких-то других обстоятельствах. Название какое-то слишком приторное, обложка абсолютно не привлекает, автор мне незнаком, да и книжка вышла в бородатом 2013-ом. Однако, в мае, я наткнулась на трейлер сериала, который уже начал выходить, и правило "сперва читай книгу, а потом смотри фильм" взяло верх.
Снова Верона. Снова война семей. Снова несчастные влюбленные - Ромео и Джульетта. Снова Бенволио и Розалина, которые пытаются остановить кровопролитие. Да
Intisar Khanani
I wanted to love this book. I think it would easily have been a 4 star read for me--engaging characters, twisting plot, good use of language--if not for a particular character's actions, and the development of a love triangle that, at least from one character's perspective, should not have mattered at all. Here come the spoiler tags... (view spoiler) ...more
Julia França
Jul 12, 2015 rated it it was amazing
4,5 stars. Oh how I love this kind of stories.

Romeo and Juliet have become a passion of mine specially this last few months, being so that I am terribly afraid of bad retellings. But I am SO HAPPY I gave this one a chance!

We never get to know what happens after the Shakesperian play. Of course, is implied that Montagues and Capulets, with a summer of tragedy past them, finally agreed to put an end to the deaths and start living in peace with each other. But such peace is not spoken of in Shakesp
Samantha (A History of Books)
Oct 21, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: favorites
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This was really good. I mean, I love a good Shakespeare retelling as much as the next English major, but this...this is what happened after Romeo and Juliet. Which is a really good question, if you think about it. Did the feud really just end after the summer of death?

I read this all in one day because it was so good and engaging. I never quite knew where it was going to go next.

And the plot. Loved it. After the feud begins to pick up again, Prince Escalus forces a betrothal upon Rosaline and Be
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“Here I made this for you. 'Twas finished weeks ago. I should have known better than to expect your attentions when you had no further need of me." She thrust a scrap of cloth at him. "Here." He took it. It was a handkerchief, embroidered with the Montague crest. "Thanks." "You're welcome. Go choke on it.” 2 likes
“Benvolio had never been in love, and he was certain that he was not now. When he compared the turmoil Rosaline provoked in him to Romeo’s sighing, poetical ardor, he found they had little in common. He felt no urge to write sonnets, nor to moan her name and weep. That was love. This was—irritating. No” 1 likes
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