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Kissing Shakespeare by Pamela Mingle
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Mar 30, 2012

really liked it
bookshelves: 2012, for-review, arc, own, historical-fiction, review, really-liked, ya-romance, young-adult

*A copy was provided by Delacorte Press for review purposes*

This book was a huge surprise for me. I’m not a huge fan of time travel or historical fiction, and having the two combined had me a little nervous. But I could tell from page on that I was going to enjoy this book. First off, Mingle got right into the story, not messing around at all. From then on, it was amazing. I loved that it was different. It was exciting throughout and funny at times. Mingle did a great job of staging the events throughout the book, and it was fun to read because I was able to figure out who the bad guy was. I loved the ending, although it was really sad. The speech was really eloquent and the writing was superb. Also, I really want a second book, because I seriously need to find out what happens with Stephen and Miranda.

Spoiler [After reading the summery, I thought that Miranda was going to fall in love with Shakespeare. However, I’m glad it was Stephen instead]. Stephen was so nice and caring and cute and just perfect. I hated how he kept on pushing Miranda away though. I can kind of understand why he would, but it still kind of irritated me.
And, to complete it, I really liked Miranda. She was funny, spunky, annoying at times (in a good way) and just a perfect main character. I loved how she stood up for herself and it was really funny to see her talking in the modern way compared to how Stephen talked in the old-fashioned way.

If all books from this genre are like this one, I will love all of them. This book was a breath of fresh air for me, seeing as how I usually read paranormal books. But this one will stand out more for its uniqueness and amazingness. :P
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Reading Progress

March 30, 2012 – Shelved
March 30, 2012 – Shelved as: 2012
June 10, 2012 – Shelved as: for-review
June 10, 2012 – Shelved as: arc
June 10, 2012 – Shelved as: own
July 25, 2012 – Started Reading
July 25, 2012 –
page 30
8.52%
July 26, 2012 –
page 66
18.75%
July 27, 2012 –
page 184
52.27%
July 31, 2012 –
page 206
58.52%
August 3, 2012 –
page 278
78.98%
August 3, 2012 – Finished Reading
August 9, 2012 – Shelved as: historical-fiction
August 9, 2012 – Shelved as: review
August 9, 2012 – Shelved as: really-liked
August 9, 2012 – Shelved as: ya-romance
August 9, 2012 – Shelved as: young-adult

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