Tempestuous: A Modern-Day Spin on Shakespeare's The Tempest
After a mistake with big financial consequences topples her throne, former "it girl" Miranda Prospero is bitter: she finds herself stranded in a crazed new world, holding court among geeks and misfits at a mall Hot Dog Kabob stand. Then, she gets her chance for revenge. When the storm of the... show more
After a mistake with big financial consequences topples her throne, former "it girl" Miranda Prospero is bitter: she finds herself stranded in a crazed new world, holding court among geeks and misfits at a mall Hot Dog Kabob stand. Then, she gets her chance for revenge. When the storm of the decade snows in the mall workers and last-minute shopaholics for a long winter's night, Miranda sets out to get back at the catty clique who was behind her exile. But there's a complication. She somehow gets handcuffed to sullen loner Caleb. With him (literally) bound to her side, Miranda learns more in one night about her own heart, and human nature, than she ever did as prep royalty. With this twisted take on Shakespeare's The Tempest, authors Kim Askew and Amy Helmes prove again that, from Juliet's grief to Cordelia's rage, no one knew about teen angst better than the Bard. His wisdom holds up nearly half a millennium later.
Publish date: December 18th 2012
Publisher: Merit Press
Pages no: 224
Edition language: English
Series: Twisted Lit (#1)
Short Review: Let's just say, the first part was awesome, the second part was absolutely horrendous and boring.I loved the idea: kids stranded in a mall? With a snowstorm going on? Wow, awesome. Can't wait to see how that develops.Instead, we get teen drama, breaking a mall (yes they do considerable...
Tempestuous is about a girl named Miranda who works at mall food court selling hot dogs. She is in this position due to her being caught in a SAT school scam and has to pay all the damage she has done. One day she, her coworkers, other mall employees, and some mall customers get snowed in and is tr...
Check out Scott Reads It! for reviews, giveaways & more!Thank you to Merit Press for providing me with an ARC of this book in exchange for a honest review. Tempestuous is a modern contemporary retelling of Tempest by William Shakespeare. I really appreciate how ambitious of a project t...
Miranda Prospero was high school royalty. Dating the most popular boy in school, complete with her own clique, and ready to take on the world. Then it all came crashing down when a cheating scam rocked her world. Forced to take a menial job to make up the money, Miranda has fallen from her perch. Ca...
This book takes its inspiration from Shakespeare's The Tempest, but instead of a storm trapping the characters on an island, a blizzard traps teenager workers and shoppers overnight in a mall leading to all kinds of craziness. One of the trapped teens, Miranda Prospero, has always had a knack for b...