Welcome to Waiting on Wednesday as hosted by Breaking the Spine. Each week we will be highlighting an upcoming novel that we are excited about. We will include links to add it to your Goodreads “To Be Read” shelf and where to pre-order it! As well, we will link to our review if we have been lucky enough to read an advanced copy of the book. Today’s featured book is…
THE TAMING OF THE DREW
Author: Stephanie Kate Strohm
Publisher: Sky Pony Press
Publication Date: April 5, 2016
Cass McKay has been called stubborn, temperamental, difficult, and that word that rhymes with “witch” more times than she cares to count. But that’s all about to pay off. She has finally landed the role she was born to play—Kate, in The Taming of the Shrew—in the summer apprentice program of a renowned Shakespeare theater company in the forests of Vermont.
But Cass can barely lace up her corset before her troubles begin. Her leading man, Drew, is a complete troll, and he’s going to ruin Cass’s summer. Even worse, Cass’s bunkmate Amy has somehow fallen head over heels for Drew. Cass can’t let Amy throw herself at a total jerk, so she comes up with a genius plan to give Drew the personality makeover he so desperately needs: they’ll tame Drew just as Petruchio tames Kate! But as Shakespeare’s classic plays out offstage, Cass finds it harder and harder to resist falling for Drew herself.
The best kind of entertainment, The Taming of the Drew is smart, funny, fresh, and original. You’re going to love this badass heroine and her friends. You might even end up liking Drew, too.
For the 12+ reader, this is an ideal book for the theater-loving teen or light romance readers. With solid messages about being a good friend, following your dreams, and learning to stick up for yourself, this book is more than just lightweight fluff–though the snarky voice of the main character is sure to draw readers in from the start.
Why We’re Waiting On It
This is one of our BAMF Review books that we are featuring in April! As well, we are featuring the author, Stephanie Kate Strohm, on the blog in a couple weeks for an interview. Dani studied Taming of the Shrew when she was in the 7th grade, and she loved it. Plus, Ten Things I Hate About You is the ultimate girl’s night movies, and it’s also based off the Shakespeare play! Jamie really loved this one and can’t wait for Dani to read it so she can discuss it with her as well!