Wednesday, 16 November 2016

Review: Romeo and/or Juliet


Rating: 4/5
Buy or Borrow: Buy 
Source: Copy courtesy of the publisher! 

What if Romeo never met Juliet? What if Juliet got really buff instead of moping around the castle all day? What if they teamed up to take over Verona with robot suits? In this New York Times bestselling version of Romeo and Juliet, you get to choose where the story goes. Packed with exciting choices, fun puzzles, secret surprises, terrible puns and more than a billion possible storylines, Romeo and/or Juliet offers a new experience every time you read it. And, as an added bonus, all the different endings feature beautiful and quirky illustrations by some of the best artists working today, including New York Times bestsellers Kate Beaton, Noelle Stevenson, Randall Munroe, and Jon Klassen. Whatever your adventure, you're guaranteed to find lots of romance, epic fight scenes and plenty of questionable decision-making by highly emotional teens.

Okay guys, I have to give this book a quick review today because I used to LOVE those "Choose your own adventure" books when I was younger, before it became you know...weird to read them! Anyway, I got sent this in the post as a surprise and I opened the package and I was looking at it like...what is this? And I was just staring at it for a few seconds before I realised and then I was like OH MY GOD. THEN I started to flip through it real quick to check it was true and then I freaked out a little because you know Shakespeare but choose your own adventure all rolled in to one! 

So basically I freaked before I'd even read it properly. I have to say, I love the illustrations in this! They where scattered throughout and they looked so good! Romeo and/or Juliet is humorous and fun and very well created. The author slightly mocks the play that he clearly knows very, very well as is evident from his writing. You can literally have hours of fun with this as you choose different paths. You can choose to follow the play, or you can play around and go different routes and twist how things end up! There are so many options! Right from the beginning it made me chuckle because you could choose to play without spoilers, or be spoiled from the beginning! I also love how you can learn about the authors right from the beginning before choosing your character! 

I just had so much run reading through each section and then weighing my options and then repeating it all over again. It's a lot of fun and certainly makes Shakespeare way more fun than it usually is, sorry guys! I loved the twists and the unpredictability of the options and what was going to happen. Romeo and/or Juliet makes for one hell of a nostalgic read, I'm not going to lie! 

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