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The Mercutio Problem

(The Merlin's Shakespeare #2)

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Richard III still menaces Shakespeare's world.

The immortal wizard Merlin again sends high school actor Beth Owens back to Shakespeare's London and the world of Shakespeare's characters.Beth faces danger from Richard III, who seeks to damage Shakespeare's plays. Now Merlin gives her a new challenge: bringing a character she loves back from the dead.

But she risks losing he
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Published May 6th 2019 by Hermione Books
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Sherwood Smith
This author's two books on Lancelot are easily my favorite Arthuriana, so even though I'm not really into fiction about Shakespeare or his plays, when I was offered a copy of this book to read, I was intrigued.

It's the second in a series, but readers could start here or there--the events of the first book are thoroughly explained. Early on we discover that high school student Beth, who loves drama class and did love Shakespeare but begins this book understandably gun-shy, has been visited by Mer
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Em (Diversify Your Shelf)
3.5 Stars

*I'd like to preface this review with noting I got it on Net Galley and that I haven't read the first one*

TW: In the book but not in my review a character tries to commit suicide

This book was not what I expected it to be (I picked it up because I love stuff about Shakespeare and frequently use his works in my own writing. The first twenty or so pages of this book were a bit rough because they were very much telling versus showing-- everyone was saying their exact motivations and how the
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Deborah Ross
Aug 04, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I picked up The Mercutio Problem unaware that it was a sequel to Merlin’s Shakespeare. One of the challenges of writing a stand-alone book within a series, or linked to other series, is the balance between giving the new reader all the necessary background, developing the characters well enough, and yet not boring readers who are already familiar with the cast and setting. Sometimes I can’t tell if a book is a sequel or a stand-alone with a rich and brilliantly handled back story. In this case, ...more
Lynn
Jul 05, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: giveaways
I received The Mercutio Problem (The Merlin's Shakespeare Series) through a Goodreads Giveaway.
Let me start off by saying I had never read the first book, or even heard of this series before receiving The Mercutio Problem. The concept behind The Merlin's Shakespeare Series was enough to attract my attention, and convince me to enter the Giveaway.

The author chose an interesting concept for a story, and I'm honestly impressed by the amount of Shakespearean knowledge Carol Anne Douglas holds. Howev
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Namrata
This book is just what I need! Shakespeare and YA come together!
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Carol Anne Douglas is a writer of fantasy novels and plays. She passionately loves the Arthurian legends and the works of Shakespeare, and is using them as the basis of her own fiction. Her book Lancelot Her Story will be published this fall, and its sequel will be published in 2016.

She worked on a feminist news journal for many years and published many essays. She has taught women's studies clas
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Other books in the series

The Merlin's Shakespeare (2 books)
  • Merlin's Shakespeare (Merlin's Shakespeare #1)