PRINCE OF SHADOWS by Rachel Caine (WoW #168)

Waiting On Wednesday is a meme hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that everyone’s excited about!


A standalone built around the character of Benvolio, from Romeo and Juliet. The novel will be told from the point of view of Benvolio, who is Romeo’s cousin and, in Shakespeare’s play, attempts to get the lovelorn Montague interested in other girls after it’s discovered that Juliet is a member of the clan his family despises: the Capulets. Caine’s novel, her agent said, explores a scenario in which Romeo and Juliet are not the only couple to fall into dire romantic straits and is “a tale of intrigue, betrayal, hatred, and tragedy,” about “lovers lost, and lovers found.”

PRINCE OF SHADOWS releases on February 4th 2014 from NAL.

A story on one of the characters from Romeo and Juliet? YES PLEASE. What are you waiting on this Wednesday?


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    October 2, 2013

    This book sounds so epic! I love seeing stories that we all know so well through someone else’s eyes. This is exciting!
    My WoW

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    October 2, 2013

    Oooh, this sounds interesting! I will have to keep an eye out for it…great pick!

    Here’s my WoW

    Bree :)
    Coffee Bean Bookshelf

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    Mary @ BookSwarm

    October 2, 2013

    First off, LOVE Rachel Caine. Second, a standalone? Yay! Definitely intrigued by this one.

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    October 2, 2013

    oh my gosh, this sounds really good!

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    Caro @ The Book Rogue

    October 2, 2013

    Uha, where did that hide out? I love Romeo/Juliet takes, but pciking the story apart from a different pair does sound good, too. Thanks a lot for sharing! My WoW, and there’s also a giveaway running on my blog right now to check out. =)

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    Christy @TheReaderBee

    October 2, 2013

    Gah! How have I not heard of this book yet??? It’s going on my to-read list. RIGHT NOW! :) Thanks for sharing!

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    October 2, 2013

    Hmm this sounds interesting. It would be cool to read the other side. Cool concept.

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    October 2, 2013

    I haven’t heard of this one… but that sounds so good. I’ve enjoyed books like this in the past, so I’ll definitely have to pick this one up too.

    Great pick!
    Chelsea @ Books Turn Brains
    Here’s my WoW
    I’m also giving away a copy of Perfect Ruin over on my blog here

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    Martina Koleva

    October 2, 2013

    I’ve never seen this one before but I hope you enjoy reading it. Nice pick!
    Come check out my WOW post.

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    Rachel Patrick

    October 2, 2013

    I’m a huge fan of all things Rachel Caine (her Morganville Vampires series is an absolute favorite), so this is definitely on my list of books to read!

    Rachel @ Beauty and the Bookshelf

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    Hollie @ Music, Books and Tea

    October 2, 2013

    This sounds awesome, I definitely need to add this to my TBR. I love the concept of it!

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    October 2, 2013

    Any book that pulls characters from Shakespeare is a winner in my eyes.

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    October 2, 2013

    This sounds great! Something I will have to check out!
    My WoW @ Nook of Books