I received this book for free from Random House Children's Books in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Macbeth #killingit by Courtney Carbone, William Shakepeare
Series: OMG Shakespeare
Published by Random House BFYR on January 5th 2016
Genres: Classics, Comedy, Retellings, YA
Source: Random House Children's Books
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Macbeth, one of the greatest stories ever told . . . in texts?!
Imagine: What if that tragic couple, Macbeth and Lady Macbeth, had smartphones? A classic is reborn in this fun and funny adaptation of one of Shakespeare’s most famous plays!
A prophecy from three witches.
A social-climbing couple committing a murder most foul.
A cover-up that spins way out of control.
and h8. The classics just got a whole lot more interesting. 😉
tl;dr A Shakespeare play told through its characters texting with emojis, posting photos, checking in at locations, and updating their relationship statuses. The perfect gift for hip theater lovers and teens.
A glossary and cast of characters are included for those who need it. For example: tl;dr means too long; didn’t read.
I know that I have already review a few of these books, well actually all of them so far, and they are getting harder to review. I can only say how fun they are so many times. Macbeth is one of stories that I really enjoyed reading back in the day when I was in school, so I really liked getting to read it in this format. What’s even better is that the Macbeth movie comes out Friday. Yup, that’s right, December 4th and it looks pretty good. I can’t wait to see it. So, if you haven’t read Macbeth, you should check out the movie, then pick up this book when it comes out in January to see how entertaining reading in this format makes a dark story.
For those of you who aren’t familiar with Macbeth, it’s a story about power. Macbeth who starts off seemingly a pretty decent person is swayed by the idea of power. That and his crazy wife. His guilt doesn’t stop him though. He will do anything he has to, murder anyone he has to in order to be King and stay that way. Of course, the rightful son to the throne won’t just sit forever. Revenge will always find its way.
Emoji’s, group texts, and especially photo posts made this really great. It’s such a horrific story that it really helps to have the humor. One of my favorite parts was a quiz that Macbeth posted. We all know how all those FB quizzes always get you right? So anyways, after reading this I am more excited to see the movie (you can check out the flixter page for it here) and to read the real Macbeth again. That’s about all I can really say. I feel that this was a really short review, but the point is, it’s a short fun and quick read. I would hate for my review to end up longer than the book itself.
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