Saturday, February 15, 2014

Such Sweet Sorrow by Jenny Trout {BLOG TOUR+REVIEW}

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Book Title: Such Sweet Sorrow
Author: Jenny Trout
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Retelling, Romance
Publication Date: February 4th 2014
                                      by Entangled: Teen
ISBN/ASIN: 1622661583



Never was there a tale of more woe than this of Juliet and her Romeo…But true love never dies. Though they’re parted by the veil between the world of mortals and the land of the dead, Romeo believes he can restore Juliet to life, but he’ll have to travel to the underworld with a thoroughly infuriating guide.
Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, may not have inherited his father’s crown, but the murdered king left his son a much more important responsibility—a portal to the Afterjord, where the souls of the dead reside. When the determined Romeo asks for help traversing the treacherous Afterjord, Hamlet sees an opportunity for adventure, and the chance to avenge his father’s death.
In an underworld filled with leviathan monsters, ghoulish shades, fire giants and fierce Valkyrie warriors, Hamlet and Romeo must battle their way through jealousy, despair, and their darkest fears to rescue the fair damsel. Yet finding Juliet is only the beginning, and the Afterjord doesn’t surrender souls without a price…


My Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

My Review:

I've never liked Romeo and Juliet much. Though I have a huge likeness for romance books, but the story of Romeo and Juliet wasn't really for me. Unlike that though, this one was far better.

The story started off quite well. Romeo's determination to find Juliet was really described very nicely. Although the characters of Romeo and Hamlet felt a little flat at first and was hard to relate to, the storyline covered it up well.

The theme of underworld was really interesting. I always have a fascination for stories dealing with underworld. This story was no exception. Though the starting seemed a bit stagnant to me, once the story moved forward I could easily enjoy everything about it.

I liked the character of Juliet for a change. She seemed strong, unlike the original version of Juliet. And her willingness to make sure Romeo is alright was really good.

Hamlet seemed fine too. I wasn't totally in love him or anything,  but then again, I was NEVER in love with the real Hamlet. SO I didn't expect that to happen here either :P

The writing style was pretty good.I was afraid it might be one of those heavy-weighted-dialogue books, but thankfully enough, it wasn't.

One good thing about the plot is that its a mix of everything, romance, bromance :P , adventure, trouble and to top it of- underworld. I was hooked from the later half. Plus, all of it comes wrapped in a really pretty cover, what more can you ask for?

Giveaway Details: 

1 Prize pack of the 2013 DVD of Romeo and Juliette and the 2010 DVD of Hamlet and 1 signed copy of Such Sweet Sorrow. US ONLY 
3 paperbacks of Such Sweet Sorrow US Only. 
3 eBooks of Such Sweet Sorrow International. 

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Jenny Trout is an author, blogger, and funny person. Writing as Jennifer Armintrout, she made the USA Today bestseller list with Blood Ties Book One: The Turning. Her novel American Vampire was named one of the top ten horror novels of 2011 by Booklist Magazine Online. She is a proud Michigander, mother of two, and wife to the only person alive capable of spending extended periods of time with her without wanting to kill her.

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