Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Review @EntangledTeen - Such Sweet Sorrow by Jenny Trout @Jenny_Trout @entangledpub Now 99 Cents!!

Such Sweet Sorrow
by Jenny Trout

Goodreads blurb:  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…

About the Author:  Jenny Trout is a writer, 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.

Jenny also writes award-winning erotic romance as Abigail Barnette.

When she’s not writing, she’s sleeping or otherwise incapacitated.

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 murder her.

Connect with Jenny:

My Thoughts - 4 out of 5 Unicorns - I really liked it!!!
***Received ebook from Entangled Publishing for an honest review

The cover is hauntingly beautiful, and it really attracts you to the book.

If it wasn’t for Entangled, I might not know about author Jenny Trout.  Her story is sort of a what if Shakespeare’s Hamlet met Romeo & Juliet in Norse mythology.  It is a very unique, and at first, I wasn’t sure if I was going to like it.  It was slow to grow, but it is definitely a story I’m glad I read.  I’m hoping that this is the start of a series because I want to see what happens next.

It is hard to describe this more without ruining the story, so I’m going to stick to my impressions of the characters.  Hamlet starts as a drunk lost in his grief over the loss of his father, his crown, and his mother’s support.  Through this journey, he becomes a great man and friend to Romeo and Juliet.  Romeo is very ill from poison, but he will stop at nothing to be reunited with Juliet.  Juliet is dead.  Can she return to the real world, what would this cause, or does she have another purpose?  Juliet starts as the delicate flower but has proven to be fierce as they battle the creatures and tests thrown in their path.  She has grown into the female heroine that I prefer who will save herself rather than sitting idly by waiting to be rescued in the tower.

I recommend this book to YA fans who enjoy paranormal especially if you like what if stories (like what if Romeo lived???).  Please say there will be another book in this series :)  I want more :)  This would make a great addition to my classroom library :)

Interested in reading???

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