What are the best books inspired by Romeo and Juliet?

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    #1Prince of Shadows

    Prince of Shadows

    Prince of Shadows by Rachel Caine is a historical romance book for young adults. This book was published in 2014. This book is a retelling of the classic Romeo and Juliet tale.

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    Juan Edwards
    Written on April 24, 2018
    "This book is very interesting and makes you as the reader want to keep reading and find out what happens at the end. If your looking for a good book for the summer reading list, add this one to it. "
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    #2Romeo and/or Juliet: A Chooseable-Path Adventure

    Romeo and/or Juliet: A Chooseable-Path Adventure

    Romeo and/or Juliet: A Chooseable-Path Adventure by Ryan North is a classic book on the retelling of the tragic love affair of Romeo and Juliet. This was published in 2016.

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    Gregory Hart
    Written on May 1, 2018
    "Romeo and/or Juliet: A Chooseable-Path Adventure is a book inspired by Romeo and Juliet. I thought this book was great. It is very fun to choose your own adventure. The book is filled with humor and has a lot of different avenues you can take in your path. Ryan North never fails to entertain. This book gives your a great experience. "
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    #3Juliet Immortal

    Juliet Immortal

    Juliet Immortal is the first book in the Juliet Immortal series by Stacey Jay is a dark romance on a retelling of the tragic fantasy on Romeo and Juliet tale. This book was published in 2011.

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    Marie Perry
    Written on April 26, 2018
    "Very odd book. Having said that, sometimes the odd books are an interesting tale. If you hated the fact that death ended Romeo and Juliet's story, you'll love this book, maybe. Except death has caused a rift in their relationship. Yeah. I have mixed emotions about this book and not sure Shakespeare would approve. "
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    #4Juliet's Nurse

    Juliet's Nurse

    Juliet's Nurse by Lois Leveen is a romance fiction on a retelling of the classic tale of Romeo and Juliet. This book is told in the perspective of Juliet's Nurse. This book was published in 2014.

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    Arthur Davidson
    Written on April 21, 2018
    " I really like the way she wove the language, fleshed out the characters, and incorporated the politics of the day to bring "Nurse" to life. I could not put it down yet did not want it to end. I got the review from Renaissance Magazine and I look forward to more works from this author. i love this book. "
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    #5Romeo Redeemed

    Romeo Redeemed

    Romeo Redeemed by Stacey Jay is a young adult fiction on a retelling of the classic tragedy romantic tale of Romeo and Juliet. This book offers a new perspective, however, that the two started as enemies.

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    Sean Hoffman
    Written on April 21, 2018
    ""Romeo and Juliet" is a story that has always touched me so I look for more modern versions of it frequently. I recently came across "Romeo Redeemed" at my local bookstore. I just had to pick it up and then I couldn't put it down again. The way it tells its story really touched my heart. It's not a hard concept or overly tedious. Rather it's very well written and gets inside of the character's heads in a way that Shakespeare never could. I love it!"
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    #6Romeo's Ex: Rosaline's Story

    Romeo's Ex: Rosaline's Story

    Romeo's Ex: Rosaline's Story by Lisa Fiedler is a romantic retelling of the classic Shakespeare's story of Romeo and Juliet. This book is told in a new perspective which includes the past woman in Romeo's life.

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    Angela Herrera
    Written on April 29, 2018
    "This one is a real page turner, I mean, where else do you get to hear a story from the ex's perspective? This book has everything. Romance, jealousy, envy and greed. While the book is good and it's good to see a different perspective on Shakespeare's classic. I wanted to like it but trying to keep up with all of the back and forth between who is with who, and who kissed who and loved who is very confusing. Then again the book is a plot set in the 1500's. I wished that they would have delved more into the story of Rosaline's wanting to be a healer. Maybe if they would have really delved into that aspect we could have seen her saving Romeo and he wouldn't have had to die in vain."
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    #7Still Star-Crossed

    Still Star-Crossed
    Still Star-Crossed by Melinda Taub is a classic young adult retelling book on the famous Shakespearean tale of Romeo and Juliet. This book was published in 2013 which also has an ABC TV show.
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    Roy McDonald
    Written on April 24, 2018
    "I wanted to like this book, but it just wasn't my cup of tea. I hate to give it a lower rating, but I almost couldn't finish it. I guess the poor romance didn't tickle my funny bone. It was a good plot line, but I wouldn't read it again."
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    #8Bright Smoke, Cold Fire

    Bright Smoke, Cold Fire

    Bright Smoke, Cold Fire by Rosamund Hodge is a young adult book based on the classic Shakespearean tale of Romeo and Juliet. This book was published in 2016 which also offers new characters.

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    Josefina Vázquez
    Written on April 19, 2018
    "The fact that this book has characters that are related to those from Romeo and Juliet, it may just be a great choice for a read. It can also serve as an extended world of Shakespeare. The only downfall of this book could be that the reviewer ratings aren't so hot and it probably could never live up to a Shakespeare original piece. "
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    #9West Side Story

    West Side Story

    West Side Story by Irving Shulman is a classic fiction that gives a modern adaptation of Romeo and Juliet and therefore, there are many parallels. This book encapsulates love, secrecy, violence, and tragedy through the dialogue and music.

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    Emma Hanson
    Written on April 29, 2018
    "I love this book. I think it's hands down the best book inspired by Romeo and Juliet. I read it for the first time when I was in high school and fell in love. I think over the last 20 years or so I've probably read it 5 times and it never disappoints. I've recommended it to friends for years and had a lot of them thank me for it. I don't see how anyone could not love it. The characters draw you in and keep you hooked. It's timeless."
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    #10Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet

    Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet

    Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet by Michael Rosen is a classic retelling of the mysterious and tragic love story of Romeo and Juliet. This book offers exquisite illustrations for better comprehension.

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    Anna Burton
    Written on April 20, 2018
    "This book was a great companion to the actual thing. It really helped cement the story and in mind, and helped me to understand some of the more confusing bits. Plus, the illustrations were stunning. "
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    #11The Lonesome Young

    The Lonesome Young

    The Lonesome Young is a young adult contemporary romance novel written by Lucy Connors. This was originally published in 2014. The story of this novel is inspired by Romeo and Juliet.

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    Anna Zhu
    Written on May 9, 2018
    "This is a young adult fiction in the style of Romeo and Juliet. I like the title and the setting. The characters are interesting and well developed and the setting is interesting also. It borrows off the Kentucky history of feuding families in the small towns and backwoods such as the Hatfields and McCoys story. I like this author very much. It was a little bit expensive is the only problem with this ."

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Best What are the best books inspired by Romeo and Juliet
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Prince of ShadowsBooks 39 Paid
2Romeo and/or Juliet: A Chooseable-Path AdventureBooks 36 Paid
3Juliet ImmortalBooks 35 Paid
4Juliet's NurseBooks 33 Paid
5Romeo RedeemedBooks 31 Paid
6Romeo's Ex: Rosaline's StoryBooks 29 Paid
7Still Star-CrossedBooks 28 Paid
8Bright Smoke, Cold FireBooks 26 Paid
9West Side StoryBooks 24 Paid
10Shakespeare's Romeo and JulietBooks 22 Paid
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