Cold Fire: Shakespeare's Moon, Act II
Was it a page-turner? Like the first novel in the Shakespeare’s Moon series, this is a quick read and the plot twists are added with great timing.
Having read the synopsis, did the book meet my expectations? Based on the synopsis, I would expected a closer retelling of the classic Shakespearean love story. Having read the first book in the series, however, the way that Cold Fire is developed makes perfect and coherent sense!
Did I like the ending? [no spoilers] We all know how the story of Romeo and Juliet ends so I was interested in finding out if this modern retelling of their love followed the same path. To avoid any spoilers, I’ll just have to say that I wasn’t disappointed!
Three words to describe it. Romantic. Modern. Insightful.
Do I like the cover? As a standalone cover, I might have preferred something different… involving acorns perhaps? I know this sounds weird but you’ll understand once you’ve read the book! As part of a series, it is a good matching cover for The Invisible Hand.
Will I be recommending this book? Like its predecessor, it is a good introduction to Shakespeare’s work. In addition to that, Cold Fire has a great message of self-acceptance that is fundamental for any child – or adult, come to think of it.