Happy Saturday and welcome to my review of That Way Madness Lies edited by Dahlia Adler! I LOVED this anthology and I’m so happy to share my review with all of you today! Read on to find my review, plus more information about the book and authors! And now without any further ado, let’s get to the review!
I received this book for free from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.That Way Madness Lies: 15 of Shakespeare's Most Notable Works Reimagined by Dahlia Adler, Kayla Ancrum, Lily Anderson, Patrice Caldwell, Melissa Bashardoust, A.R. Capetta, Cory McCarthy, Brittany Cavallaro, Joy McCullough, Anna-Marie McLemore, Samantha Mabry, Tochi Onyebuchi, Mark Oshiro, Lindsay Smith, Kiersten White, Emily Wibberley, Austin Siegemund-Broka
Published by Flatiron Books on March 16, 2021
Genres: YA, Anthology, Retellings, LGBTQIA+
Fifteen acclaimed YA writers put their modern spin on William Shakespeare’s celebrated classics!
West Side Story. 10 Things I Hate About You. Kiss Me, Kate. Contemporary audiences have always craved reimaginings of Shakespeare’s most beloved works. Now, some of today’s best writers for teens take on the Bard in these 15 whip-smart and original retellings!
Contributors include Dahlia Adler (reimagining The Merchant of Venice), Kayla Ancrum (The Taming of the Shrew), Lily Anderson (All’s Well That Ends Well), Patrice Caldwell (Hamlet), Melissa Bashardoust (A Winter’s Tale), Amy Rose Capetta and Cori McCarthy (Much Ado About Nothing), Brittany Cavallaro (Sonnet 147), Joy McCullough (King Lear), Anna-Marie McLemore (A Midsummer Night’s Dream), Samantha Mabry (Macbeth), Tochi Onyebuchi (Coriolanus), Mark Oshiro (Twelfth Night), Lindsay Smith (Julius Caesar), Kiersten White (Romeo and Juliet), and Emily Wibberley and Austin Siegemund-Broka (The Tempest).
so… I read this book four months ago, and I don’t really remember much about it? I do remember that I liked the book! just not, you know, why or anything. apparently my phone deleted all my highlights, so I can’t even re-read those to get a feel for the writing. all I have are my Goodreads updates, which pretty much consist of me yelling that I love Mark Oshiro’s version of Twelfth Night. sorry!
“TWO! ACES! TWO ACES FALLING IN LOVE!!!!!!!!!
OH MY STARS I LOVE YOU MARK THIS MORE THAN MAKES UP FOR ANGER IS A GIFT!!!!!!!!!!!!!”
I really love my edit for this cover? I feel like 99% of YA covers would look better with an extra vibrance layer. BUT. I do also love the fonts and the crown and the flowers and basically everything except the (non)vibrancy, so…
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Have you read That Way Madness Lies yet? Do you love this anthology as much as I do? Let me know in the comments and have a splendiferous day!