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“…there are stories written in the gathering of the stars…”
Wow. I honestly don’t even know how to begin reviewing this book. Please bear with me while I try to find some way to do it justice.
I suppose I should begin at the beginning? This is a retelling of Shakespeare’s The Tempest, in which a magus named Prospero and his infant daughter Miranda are betrayed and set adrift on a boat that is far from seaworthy. Thanks to his magic, they make it to what, at first, appears to be an abandon
really liked it
“Thou art the shoals on which Caliban wilt dash his heart to pieces.”
Though I’m always skeptical of retellings, I usually end up reading them. Perhaps some of Prospero’s magic rubs off whenever The Tempest is invoked, as I loved Margaret Atwood’s Hag-Seed and now have had a great experience reading Miranda and Caliban. Covering Miranda and Caliban’s childhood on the island, expanding the relationships between the two of them and Prospero, and bringing us right to the titular tempest, Jacquel
Thanks to Netgalley for this ARC!
There’s a lot going for this tale as long as you’re a certain type of reader. You must love Shakespeare’s Tempest, but even if you don’t, you might still get a kick out of this retelling from the points of view of Miranda and Caliban switching back and forth from early childhood through the events of the play.
I would definitely recommend this for general fans of YA fiction, for one, because most of the novel if not the action revolves around childhood friends and