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  • Title: Prince of Shadows
  • Author: Rachel Caine
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  • Page: 132
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  • In the Houses of Montague and Capulet, there is only one goal power The boys are born to fight and die for honor and if they survive marry for influence and money, not love The girls are assets, to be spent wisely Their wishes are of no import Their fates are written on the day they are born.Benvolio Montague, cousin to Romeo, knows all this He expects to die for hisIn the Houses of Montague and Capulet, there is only one goal power The boys are born to fight and die for honor and if they survive marry for influence and money, not love The girls are assets, to be spent wisely Their wishes are of no import Their fates are written on the day they are born.Benvolio Montague, cousin to Romeo, knows all this He expects to die for his cousin, for his house, but a spark of rebellion still lives inside him At night, he is the Prince of Shadows, the greatest thief in Verona and he risks all as he steals from House Capulet In doing so, he sets eyes on convent bound Rosaline, and a terrible curse begins that will claim the lives of many in Verona And will rewrite all their fates, forever.
    Rachel Caine
    Rachel Caine is a pen name of Roxanne Longstreet Conrad.She has also published as Roxanne LongstreetRoxanne ConradJulie FortuneIan HammellHer Facebook page facebook rachelcainef


    Commentaires:

    Emily May
    "I stood in the dark corner of my enemy's house, and thought of murder."Well, that was completely unexpected. I decided to read this book because I have an arc of it, because it was Shakespeare, because I was curious, but I have to confess, I was expecting the worst. For a few reasons: 1) I couldn't even make it through the first book of the author's Morganville Vampires series, 2) Well, duh, it's a Shakespeare retelling, and 3) Romeo and Juliet has always sparked conflicted emotions within me. [...]

    Alienor ✘ French Frowner ✘
    Wow. Here I am, in love with a Romeo and Juliet retelling. Who would have ever believed that it was possible? Not me for sure. ① Romeo is a foolish infatuated kid who composes poems like we would write a shopping list. Yay! Finally I found in Benvolio a hero who shares my opinion of Romeo : as a kind but inconsistent and immature teenager who craves for drama. God, I'll take the Prince of Shadows on any day. "It's Romeo. He'd swoon over a dancing bear if it wore a skirt."My thoughts exactly. [...]

    Simona Bartolotta
    4.5"I hadn't known I had innocence left in me until I'd felt it die."Thi book conquered my heart, my soul, my mind and everything it was possible to conquer. It is intelligent, well-written, witty, wonderfully plotted- you name it. It had me hooked from the very first chapters, and the rest not only lived up, but exceeded the expectations that had been raised. •Prince of Shadows is a retelling of Romeo and Juliet, yes. But we all know how retellings go nowadays: they take a couple of things fr [...]

    Kainat 《HUFFLEPUFF & PROUD》
    "Perhaps I only imagined the friendship between us, fragile and unspoken and as deadly to us as a cup of poison."Prince of Shadows is a retelling of Romeo and Juliet. However, the author took an interesting turn here: Instead of focusing on R&J's "tragic" love story, Caine choice to tell this tale from Romeo's cousin, Benvolio's perspective. PoS started out really strong but somewhere in the middle, it lost me. Though this had a solid plot with likable characters, it didn't keep my interest [...]

    Masooma
    Let the future fall. Let the houses burn, as long as you are togetherThe fire of Romeo and Juliet revises itself in this beautiful retelling by Rachel Caine. It is narrated by the thief who tootles the streets of Verona during the dark hours of night, Benvolio.Prince of Shadows is rich in beautiful expressions, fine writing, crispy dialogues, and a cultural glimpse of the middle ages when a man's duty to his family and a woman's honour stood foremost and sacred.Caine has entrancingly recaptured [...]

    sana°¤°
    DNF @35%I know this is supposed to be the 1600's shit or whatever, but seriously Tybalt beating his sister bloody, woman being treated like absolute shit, serving no other purpose but to cook, clean, get married, and give birth around the age of 13, 14 is really not doing it for me. I'm painfully bored and cannot find a fuck to give from my pockets. I never like Romeo and Juliet so,, lmao bye.Also, romeo is a dumb, fucking insta loving, piece of shit, I hAte HIM.

    Vane J.
    What a fantastic retelling of Romeo and Juliet. I'm not a fan of the story. Before reading Shakespeare's original tale, I was so sure I was going to hate it, and I was surprised to see I didn't, and that's because while reading it, I realised tht the story can be interpreted in various ways. Mine was that Romeo fell because of his lust. I already knew that normally in Shakespeare's plays the character whose emotions where the most intense or uncontrolled was the one destined to die or to be mock [...]

    Nina (Every Word A Doorway)
    4.5 starsI stood in the dark corner of my enemy's house, and thought of murder.How can I possibly not fall in love with a Romeo and Juliet retelling that commences with trespassing and murderous thoughts? HOW? Simply impossible.I've only read one other novel by Rachel Caine, and Ink and Bone sorely disappointed me. So when I picked up Prince of Shadows, realizing only halfway through the book by whom it had been written, I was pleasantly surprised. Because this book was amazing. Now, let me tell [...]

    Natalie Monroe
    4.5 stars“Perhaps one day I’d be made a saint—the patron saint of fools and lovers, if those terms were not exactly the same.” An totally accurate picture of my face while reading:Prince of Shadows is an amazing retelling of Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet. I confess I've only read the abridged version for school, so I don't have much recollection of the protagonists here.The story is mainly told from side characters' perspectives. We follow the same plot—Romeo and Juliet fall in love [...]

    Erin
    I confess that I had absolutely no knowledge of Rachel Caine or her writing before today. On a quick GOOGLE search, I see that vampires seem to be her forte. So, I am assuming that this was a little bit of departure from her normal stuff and will have its share of lovers and haters. I fall in the first category. Seriously, any author who takes on the world of well known writers has to be so careful about the execution of it. To take on one of Shakespeare's well-known plays? Yeah, that is going t [...]

    Giovanna
    4.5 rounded up to 5 for now.I'm just tired of 4.5s, and I haven't given a 5 since The Raven King. I'm not 100 percent sure on this one, I might change it, but for now I only want to shout: FINALLY A FREAKING 5."I stood in the dark corner of my enemy's house, and thought of murder."Well, colour me surprised, but this might be one of the best retellings I've ever read. And let me add that I've read some good ones (Tiger Lily and The Forbidden Wish, to name just two of those).There are a lot of gre [...]

    Norah Una Sumner
    3,5 starsI've really liked Benvolio and Rosaline but everyone else was not so memorable. We all know the story Shakespeare created but Rachel Caine got the idea to take that story and narrate it through the eyes of Benvolio. Of course that I was super excited to read this since I really liked Benvolio in Romeo and Juliet but,unfortunately,I didn't quite enjoy this story as much as I thought I would. Benvolio,or Prince of Shadows,is a great character and I definitely connected with him and felt b [...]

    Juliet-Camille
    What a FANTASTIC STORY!If you enjoyed this,Or this,Or hell, even this,Then you will adore this retelling of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet!Prince of Shadows is told from the perspective of Benvolio Montague, who for those of you familiar with the play will recall, is the only one of his generation left alive at the end. In Caine’s telling he is from a lower branch of the Montague family, therefore not entitled to the power and tithes of his cousin and family heir Romeo. Rather than begrudgin [...]

    Kaora
    3.5 StarsIt has been a while since I read Shakespeare. I originally read this in high school and I remember acting this story out in class to make it seem more interesting to a bunch of rowdy teenagers, as well as watching the movie (with Clare Danes).I went into this expecting to be bored, and was thoroughly surprised, once I passed the slow start, to be immersed."You're as fragile as a barbarian's broadsword.""I've yet to see a barbarian close enough to examine his broadsword."Rachel Caine tru [...]

    Melanie
    Not for me. DNF. I'm just no fan of the author's writing style. I had to DNF Glass Houses as well. :/

    Camly Nguyen
    DNF 50% Too slow for my taste and writing is pretty bad. It's weird because when I read the real Romeo and Juliet, I felt that Romeo did the things he did because he was hopelessly in love but when I read this book, I felt like he did those things because he was just stupid. There's a difference there and that brings down the story a bit. I understand that the author wanted to rewrite the story in the hopes of making it better and more interesting. Unfortunately, I don't even have the strength t [...]

    Colleen Houck
    This is one book that I wish I'd written. I know I never could though. The idea of attempting a Shakespeare spin off is so brave and Rachel Caine did such an excellent job. The curse on the House of Capulet and Montague was such a fantastic addition to the story. Well done!

    Sarah
    I just finished the manuscript for this book, and while it is not the finished copy, IT WAS BRILLIANT!! If you love period pieces, Shakespeare, and Romeo & Juliet, you will LOVE this retelling by Rachel Caine. I want to tell you more, but I'm afraid of spoilers. Will add more to this review closer to release!

    Tatiana
    Никогда не любила Шекспировкую драму, но этот пересказ "Ромео и Джульетты" считаю великолепным! Автор дала возможность взглянуть на историю под другим углом, глазами других героев! Класс!

    AH
    Initial Thoughts: I am really not sure how to rate this book right now. In many ways, it felt like Romeo and Juliet for young adult readers. It's been so long since I've read the original that I'll need to check and see what was changed. The characters are the same but the story is told from Benvolio's point of view. Anyhow, while I had that deja vu feeling, I still felt compelled to read on. The Review:I must confess that I read Romeo and Juliet way back in high school. I don't remember all the [...]

    Cindy ✩☽ Savage Queen ♔
    'Twas no great love affair between this book and I, though there was no hate either *Detailed Review to Come*

    Minni Mouse
    I thought I’d known the depths of cruelty men hid, but this . . . this was another thing entire. I’d known all our lives that we were fragile, easily punctured flesh, but seeing the boy choke on that noose, seeing the laughter and jeers from those who’d killed him . . . hearing the thumps as rocks pelted his dying body . . . that had shattered something within me, something I did not know was so precious. I hadn’t known I had innocence left in me until I’d felt it die.If you h [...]

    Jeann (Happy Indulgence)
    This review appears on Happy Indulgence. Check it out for more reviews!Prince of Shadows just gave me a major book hangover. Romeo & Juliet is one of the Shakespearean tales that I have read and loved, for the epic, tragic love story and the ages old feud between the Capulets and the Montagues.Rachel Caine adds a new dimension to the greatest love tragedy ever told with brilliant writing and storytelling. She has embellished Romeo & Juliet with her own flair for the dramatic and new surp [...]

    Books are TARDIS
    A plague on both your houses.I have no love for the original Romeo and Juliet. Perhaps that's the biggest reason why I liked this retelling so much. Because it highlights everything I find wrong in the original story and paints Romeo and Juliet as the love struck well meaning but extremely foolish children that they are IMHO.Benvolio is a deeply flawed yet noble character. Best of all, Ben is seriously interesting and a rather dashing hero. What can I say, I'm a fan. And Rosaline is the very pic [...]

    Nasty Lady MJ
    Really 2.5 stars.To see full review visit hereI'm just going to put it out there: I hate Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. Yes, I hate his most famous play, despite the fact that many English teachers have championed it, it just doesn't work for me and it probably never will.However, a retelling of this famous tale from a minor character's POV to me seemed like it could be interesting. Especially since said main character is said to be a thief, sad to say he and most of the book made me yawn more [...]

    Pam Victorio
    Fantastic. Romeo and Juliet is not one of my favorite plays. The whims of two children tearing apart two houses always disturbed me. Caine has taken the source material and turned it into a most amazing account of Italy and the Hatfield McCoy type war between the families. Told from Benvolio's perspective PRINCE OF SHADOWS was lush and completely re-imagined. I adored every second I got to spend in Cain's take. Highly recommended.

    The Book Queen
    4.5 starsThis was fantastic. My expectations were high to start with and they were definitely met. This book is dark, sensual, gorgeous, and I loved every minute of it.(Okay, that's a lie. Towards the beginning the plotline was a little rinse-and-repeat and at some points the main character annoyed me, which is why I'm rounding down. But it was honestly fantastic.)It's full of beautiful, lush prose and witty dialogue; I love the way Rachel Caine writes and here it felt so smooth and elegant. The [...]

    Mee
    OH my goodness this was good! Like I'll admit in the original play, I didn't give two thoughts about Benvolio or Mercutio, but in this story - you just couldn't ignore them. I did prefer the first part of the book more so than the second, but it was still a great read over all!I liked the language that was used in the story, just because if Romeo started saying "Damn, I'd tap that girl and show her my swag," or whatever, it would just be so out of place HAHA It felt like Shakespearian and yet no [...]

    Jessica (a GREAT read)
    I got to admit, Rachel Caine's Prince of Shadows totally took me by surprise. I was expecting a paranormal version of Romeo and Juliet. The cover has an eerie feeling to it, so I thoughtooh, something spooky! Not so, really.In some ways, this is the story of Romeo and Juliet through Benvolio's eyes. But it's also much more than that! The story begins before Romeo even sets eyes on Juliet. In fact, he's already "in love" with Rosaline. The Montagues and Capulets are already duking it out daily wi [...]

    kari
    If you are expecting something along the lines of Romeo and Juliet, then this might not be the book for you. Yes, they do appear in it, but they aren't the center of the story. This is the story of Benvolio, Romeo's cousin, although they have lived more as brothers and his adventures.What I really loved is that I got a real sense of this time and place. I think it is very easy to get caught up in the romance of Romeo and Juliet and forget that the story is a tragedy. This gives more an idea of h [...]

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      Published :2018-04-04T04:46:55+00:00