Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Can't Wait Wednesday No. 29: Speak Easy, Speak Love, by McKelle George

Welcome to "Can't Wait Wednesday"!
This is a weekly event hosted by
Tressa @ Wishful Endings, and inspired by "Waiting On Wednesday", which used to be hosted by
 Jill @ Breaking the Spine.

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As in the previous meme, this one showcases future releases  we book  bloggers 
are eagerly anticipating!!
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Here's my choice for this week!

 Speak Easy, Speak Love
McKelle George
Hardcover,  432 pages
Greenwillo Books
September 19, 2017    
Historical Fiction, Retellings,
Romance, Young Adult Fiction

Six teenagers’ lives intertwine during one thrilling summer full of romantic misunderstandings and dangerous deals in this sparkling retelling of Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing.

After she gets kicked out of boarding school, seventeen-year-old Beatrice goes to her uncle’s estate on Long Island. But Hey Nonny Nonny is more than just a rundown old mansion. Beatrice’s cousin, Hero, runs a struggling speakeasy out of the basement—one that might not survive the summer. Along with Prince, a poor young man determined to prove his worth; his brother John, a dark and dangerous agent of the local mob; Benedick, a handsome trust-fund kid trying to become a writer; and Maggie, a beautiful and talented singer; Beatrice and Hero throw all their efforts into planning a massive party to save the speakeasy. Despite all their worries, the summer is beautiful, love is in the air, and Beatrice and Benedick are caught up in a romantic battle of wits that their friends might be quietly orchestrating in the background.

Hilariously clever and utterly charming, McKelle George’s debut novel is full of intrigue and 1920s charm. For fans of Jenny Han, Stephanie Perkins, and Anna Godbersen.

Why I can't wait for this one!

OMG!!  A Shakespeare retelling?! I DEFINITELY need to get this book!! Not only is that cover STUNNING, but the plot sounds SO cute, funny, and romantic!! Plus, I LOVE the 1920s setting and quirky characters! There's NO way I'm passing this one up!!

McKelle George is a reader, writer of clumsy rebels, perpetual doodler, and associate librarian at the best library in the world. She mentors with Salt Lake Teen Writes and plays judge for the Poetry Out Loud teen competitions (but has no poetic talent herself). Her debut young adult novel Speak Easy, Speak Love comes out from Greenwillow/HarperCollins in 2017, and she currently lives in Salt Lake City with an enormous white german shepherd and way, way too many books.

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  1. Oooh, I absolutely love the cover of this one! The summary sounds very good as well! ^.^

    Thanks for sharing! Check out my 'Can't-Wait Wednesday' at El's Book Reviews :)

    - El @ El's Book Reviews

    1. Hi, El!

      Yeah, I love this cover, too!! And I agree about the summary!

      You're very welcome for the share! Thanks for commenting!! <3 :)

  2. I love this one, the idea of it being a retelling and its gorgeous cover!

    1. Hi, Verushka!

      Yeah, I LOVE that it's a Shakespeare retelling, and that cover....STUNNING!!

      Thanks for commenting!! <3 :)

  3. Gorgeous cover and how can I pass up a character named Prince??? I believe this one is already on my wishlist. You know, we should try a buddy read of something before the year is out if you are game?

    1. Hi, Barb!

      Yeah, that cover is just GORGEOUS! I figured you'd love it that one of the characters is named Prince! I think that's pretty cool, too! I'm glad you have this book on your wishlist already!

      Oh, how nice that you're suggesting a buddy read!! <3 <3 That's so sweet of you!! ABSOLUTELY I'm game!! We need to think of a book. Thanks for suggesting that! It's a GREAT idea!! :)

      Thanks for such a LOVELY comment, Barb!! <3 <3 <3 :) :) :)

  4. What a great re-telling of a classic. I can't wait to read this one - adding to my TBR pile. Thanks for the heads up and hope you enjoy this book!

    Renee ~ My Wow

    1. Hi, Renee!

      Yeah, I thought so, too!! I can't wait to read it, either!! I'm so glad you're adding this book to your TBR pile!!

      You're very welcome for the heads up! I KNOW I'll enjoy this one! :) :)

      Thanks for the nice comment!! <3 :)

  5. The 1920's setting is very appealing! I am not a Shakespeare fan, but I don't mind re-tellings at all. I can see why you want to read this one, Maria. It sounds good. I hope you enjoy the rest of your week! (Mouse has her first soccer practice of the new season today. She's really excited to be playing on a team again.)

    1. Hi, Wendy!

      Oh, I LOVE the fact that this novel has a 1920s setting! And I also LOVE Shakespeare plays! I mostly prefer the comedies, though. And this retelling does indeed sound good!

      Oh, Mouse had her first soccer practice yesterday? GREAT!! And how wonderful that she's all excited about playing again!! AWESOME!!

      Thanks for the lovely comment, Wendy!! Sure hope you enjoy the rest of your week, too!! HUGS TO YOU & MOUSE!! <3 <3 <3 :) :) :)

  6. I haven't read Much Ado yet but a Shakespeare retelling does sound fantastic!
    My Can't Wait Wednesday

    Stacy Renee @ Lazy Day Literature

    1. Hi, Stacy!

      I think I read an excerpt of this play in high school. I LOVE Shakespeare, so any retelling of his plays will DEFINITELY catch my attention! Glad you like my pick!!

      Thanks for commenting!! <3 :)

  7. I think this sounds sooo good and I looking forward to being able to read it too. Great pick.

    Jenea's Book Obsession's Can't-Wait Wednesday

    1. Hi, Jenea!

      Yes, it SURE does!! I'm glad you're looking forward to reading it, too, and that you like my pick!!

      Thanks for commenting!! <3 :)

  8. This sounds like a cute read! Great pick!

    Here’s my WoW!

    Ronyell @ Rabbit Ears Book Blog

    1. Hi, Ronyell!

      It SURE does!! I can't wait! Glad you like my pick!

      Thanks for commenting!! <3 :)

  9. Love this cover, and it sounds so good! Definitely on my TBR.
    Check out my Wednesday post

    1. Hi, Lisa!

      Yeah, that cover is AWESOME!! And I LOVE the plot, too! Glad you like my pick!

      Thanks for the nice comment! <3 :)


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