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Monday, May 21, 2012

When you were mine by Rebecca Serle

In this intensely romantic, modern recounting of the greatest love story ever told, Romeo’s original intended—Juliet’s cousin Rosaline—tells her side of the tale.
What’s in a name, Shakespeare? I’ll tell you: Everything.

Rosaline knows that she and Rob are destined to be together. Rose has been waiting for years for Rob to kiss her—and when he finally does, it’s perfect. But then Juliet moves back to town. Juliet, who used to be Rose’s best friend. Juliet, who now inexplicably hates her. Juliet, who is gorgeous, vindictive, and a little bit crazy… and who has set her sights on Rob. He doesn’t even stand a chance.

Rose is devastated over losing Rob to Juliet. This is not how the story was supposed to go. And when rumors start swirling about Juliet’s instability, her neediness, and her threats of suicide, Rose starts to fear not only for Rob’s heart, but also for his life. Because Shakespeare may have gotten the story wrong, but we all still know how it ends…

I came across this book through the Pulse It website, allowing me to read it for free online, I had seen the cover featuring across more then one blog and after a month of reading zombie flicks, the guts and gore was getting to be to much. This book was the perfect thing to take the edge off.

I absolutely fell in love with this modern day retelling of the classic Romeo and Juliet tell, well I take that back as it is stated in the book, the tragedy of Romeo and Juliet, only we get to know Rosaline's story.

I have never been a fan of the tragedy, I never felt for the starcrossed lover's that ended their life for the simple fact being that they were fifteen, and if they loved each other, even if they had to live in poverty with nothing to their name and no one on their side. They should have done it. I believe they were both selfish children when they did what they did. Also, how can Romeo profess his undying love for Rosaline then fall for Juliet the next day? Some love.

 You are given a look into Rosaline, who in Shakespear's tale isn't made out to be the nicest of girls. In this book, you find out about how Romeo (AkA Rob) breaks the girls heart for her cousin, Juliet.

Through this beautiful tale that just makes the heart sigh and cause the imagination to go into romantic over drive, you follow Rosie's journey as she has to face the secret her family has kept from her, a secret that tore her family apart. Juliet isn't the sweet naive girl she pretends to be either. Through it all the least person you expect is the one that claims her heart.

Favorite Charri:
Len, for remembering about the violets, twizzlers, and waiting.

5 Ravens

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