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Never was there a tale of more woe than this of Juliet and her Romeo…
But true love never dies. Though they’re parted by the veil between the world of mortals and the land of the dead, Romeo believes he can restore Juliet to life, but he’ll have to travel to the underworld with a thoroughly infuriating guide.
Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, may not have inherited his father’s crown, but the murdered king left his son a much more important responsibility—a portal to the Afterjord, where the souls of the dead reside. When the determined Romeo asks for help traversing the treacherous Afterjord, Hamlet sees an opportunity for adventure and the chance to avenge his father’s death.
In an underworld filled with leviathan monsters, ghoulish shades, fire giants, and fierce Valkyrie warriors, Hamlet and Romeo must battle their way through jealousy, despair, and their darkest fears to rescue the fair damsel. Yet finding Juliet is only the beginning, and the Afterjord doesn’t surrender souls without a price…
Such Sweet Sorrow was a brilliant YA romance/retelling. I absolutely loved this book! From the depiction of Shakespeare's characters, to the thrills, to the unexpected twist, this book was perfection."-Farrah
I almost didn't read this because the cover put me off (it's pretty, but those kind of covers tend to come with books I don't like), but the concept intrigued me, and I ended up really enjoying it, so I'm glad I gave it a go! Basically, this is what would have happened if Romeo didn't die from po... ...more
Dark, romantic, and absolutely amazing! Such Sweet Sorrow was a brilliant YA romance/retelling. I absolutely loved this book! From the depiction of Shakespeare's characters, to the thrills, to the unexpected twist, this book was perfection.
I have to admit, I was a bit worried going in to this boo... ...more
Received in exchange for a honest review.
This is imaginative and amazing. I love that Hamlet leads Romeo into the underworld that is based on mythology and we see love rule out. I can honestly say I felt so bad for Hamlet. He begins more as a selfish cad but during his journey to help Romeo find... ...more
O... M... G! How could you NOT love that blurb!? I literally freaked out trying to get on Netgalley to request this. When they approved me, if I had been ABLE to do cartwheels, I would have been cartwheeling all over the place like a cheerleader on crack. I mean, c'mon, Shakespeare, Mythology, JE... ...more
I've never liked Romeo and Juliet much. Though I have a huge likeness for romance books, but the story of Romeo and Juliet wasn't really for me. Unlike that though, this one was far better.
The story started off quite well. Romeo's determination to find Juliet was really described very nicely. Alt... ...more
Thanks to NetGalley and Entangled Publishing for the free digital book of Such Sweet Sorrow by Jenny Trout! I was instantly intrigued by the story in the prologue because I knew I would be discovering what happens after Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet ends. Then, the first chapter brings Hamlet in... ...more
Honestly the first 70% of this book had me prepared for a 3 star rating, maybe a 3.5, but the final 30% bumped it up to a 4 star. As much as I enjoy Shakespeare, I have always found Romeo to be such a whiny impulsive young man...and for the majority of the book it seemed he would remain that way,... ...more
NOTE: I received the digital ARC from Entangled Teen in exchange for my honest review.
Honestly, I should've been done with this review ages ago. Two months since I read the book so yeah.
I thought this was a new author, but it turned out to be Jennifer Armintrout :) Not that I've read anything by... ...more
I was really excited to get reading Such Sweet Sorrow by author Jenny Trout once I read the premise of the novel: what happens to Romeo and Juliet after their story ends with Hamlet thrown into the mix. While I haven’t read Hamlet yet but I have read Romeo & Juliet, I was interested in seeing... ...more
"The role set aside for you brings you to your doom, and pain to those you love. There is no way for you to avoid it, and yet you plunge forward, taking everyone you love with you."
Such Sweet Sorrow is such a wonderful book, not only does it bring two wonderful Shakespearean tales together, but... ...more
Never was there a tale of more woe than this of Juliet and her Romeo...
But true love never dies. Though they're parted by the veil between the world of mortals and the land of the dead, Romeo believes he can restore Juliet to life, but he'll have to travel to the underworld with a thoroughly infu... ...more
*I received an eARC of this from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
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I wanted to read Such Sweet Sorrow because of this: Shakespeare characters travel through portals and battle mythological beings for true love and fri... ...more
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Take Romeo & Juliet, add Hamlet, and mix in some Greek and Norse mythology and you'll get Such Sweet Sorrow.
A couple of months ago, I really wasn't a fan of Shakespeare. (Yes, I know, I k... ...more
When I first saw the summary for this book I was so sold on it. Romeo going to rescue Juliet from the Underworld as another Morpheus in search of Eurydice, and having Hamlet as guide? That was so promising and so not-your-usual romantic plot!
So when I got approved for it on NetGalley I was very p... ...more
Brilliant, beautiful & deadly!
Never have I read a book that has taken on such iconic characters and twisted their stories to intertwine the way this author did.
We all know Romeo & Juliet are thee greatest couple to ever grace the pages of a novel, then add in Hamlet & you've created... ...more
Juliet is dead but Romeo won't give her up. He has survived the poison and now following the clues a witch has given him he goes to find Hamlet who is the key to getting him into Afterjord and bringing Juliet back. Hamlet doesn't have the crown of his murdered father but he does have his gift. Wh... ...more
I love this cover and was so excited to see this book offered by Netgalley and the publisher for an honest review! The blurb is what drew me in too! How could you not wonder how this story would go when Romeo doesn't end up dying and tries to find Juliet to bring her back with him? I think we all... ...more
I received an ARC through NetGalley.
When I first heard of Such Sweet Sorrow I figured things would end up one of two ways: I would love it or it would be a complete disaster. Thankfully, it was the former! Romeo & Juliet and Hamlet are my favorite Shakespeare plays, and I find Greek and Norse... ...more
My Thoughts - 4 out of 5 Unicorns - I really liked it!!! What if Romeo lived and met Hamlet??? Great story, I hope there's a book 2!!
***Received ebook from Entangled Publishing for an honest review
The cover is hauntingly beautiful, and it really attracts you to the book.
If it wasn’t for Entangl... ...more
This book is the answer to "What happens next?" at the end of Romeo & Juliet.
Romeo's determined to find Juliet, but he's hampered by still recovering from the poison he took (and for which an antidote was administered). He's directed towards Hamlet who has been recently charged by his father... ...more
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As a huge fan of Shakespeare I couldn't wait to start this book. Romeo and Juliet is one of my favorite stories, has been since Freshman year of high... ...more
This is a retelling of Romeo and Juliet, and at first I was a little afraid of reading this. I am a sucker for the tragic love stories and Romeo and Juliet is a classic one.
The characters, Romeo, Juliet and Hamlet were the way I remember them, but Trout did a great job making them her o... ...more
Shakespeare as you've never read it before... Or are likely to again.
This is a Young Adult fantasy novel that takes the stories of Romeo & Juliet and Hamlet and takes them into a fantasy land of Norse mythology. Simply put, the story follows Romeo and Hamlet as they take off into the afterlif... ...more
Romeo and Hamlet--together in one book. At first, I experienced a little trepidation about reading this book. Mostly because Romeo and Hamlet are such well-known characters. Would the author be able to do this book justice and make the Bard proud?
Romeo is mourning after his Juliet. He woke up aft... ...more
The cover drew me in but when I read the blurb I knew I had to read this book. The combining of Romeo and Juliet with Hamlet blew my mind but than Jenny added in mythology and I was blown away!
I know it sounds crazy to have these classic plays rewritten and than even crossing over but Jenny make... ...more