I’ve got an exciting post lined up for you guys today! I’m starting off the blog tour for Saving Hamlet by Molly Booth, and let me tell you guys, are you in for a treat with this book! Before I jump into my review, here are the deets on this book:
Author: Molly Booth
Genre: YA, Contemporary Fantasy, Romance
Pub Date: November 1, 2016
Emma Allen couldn’t be more excited to start her sophomore year. Not only is she the assistant stage manager for the drama club’s production of Hamlet, but her crush Brandon is directing, and she’s rocking a new haircut that’s sure to get his attention. But soon after school starts, everything goes haywire. Emma’s promoted to stage manager with zero experience, her best friend Lulu stops talking to her, and Josh–the adorable soccer boy who’s cast as the lead–turns out to be a disaster. It’s up to Emma to fix it all, but she has no clue where to start.
One night after rehearsal, Emma stays behind to think through her life’s latest crises and distractedly falls through the stage’s trap door . . . landing in the basement of the Globe Theater.
It’s London, 1601, and with her awesome new pixie cut, everyone thinks Emma’s a boy–even Will Shakespeare himself. With no clue how to get home, Emma gamely plays her role as backstage assistant to the original production of Hamlet, learning a thing or two about the theater, and meeting an incredibly hot actor named Alex who finds Emma as intriguing as she finds him. But once Emma starts traveling back and forth through time, things get really confusing. Which boy is the one for her? In which reality does she belong? Will Lulu ever forgive her? And can she possibly save two disastrous productions of Hamlet before time runs out?
This is one of those books that a certain group of people will really love. That group of people? Theater kids! This book revolves around not one, but two productions of a play, and I’m sure quite a few high school kids would love to see the theater world come alive on the page. I’m not even in theater and I loved it! The english nerd in me thought it was pretty cool that Shakespeare was an actually character in the novel? But is it for people who aren’t into theater? Read on and find out!