So today, I have a great review for you. I read this book with Samantha and can't wait to tell you all about it. Below you will find our review and our rating as well.
MEET LIZZY SPEARE… …a normal twelve year old girl with a talent for writing, who has a very not normal family secret. And when Lizzy’s father vanishes, that secret will change her life in ways unimagined. (Spoiler Alert! It turns out that Lizzy, or Elizabeth S. Speare, is the last living descendant of William Shakespeare. Shhh! Don’t tell anybody!) Then Lizzy and her best friend Sammy are kidnapped, awakening in the faraway land of Manhattan. Their host is Jonathan Muse, whose job is to protect Lizzy from becoming the latest victim in a family feud nearly five hundred years old. Could that be why the mysterious, eye patch-wearing Dmitri Marlowe is after her? (Spoiler Alert 2—he’s the last living descendant of Christopher Marlowe, a friend and rival of Shakespeare’s. But keep it to yourself!) Is Marlowe after Lizzy’s family fortune rumored to be kept in Shakespeare’s tomb? Does he seek artistic immortality? Or Revenge (with a capital R) for a death long, long ago? In a dangerous game of cat-and-mouse, Lizzy and Sammy are thrust into the realm of the mythical and fantastic—from satyrs and Cyclopses to Middle Eastern cab drivers and Brooklyn hipsters—in what is truly “an improbable fiction” as the Bard himself once wrote.
This is one FANTASTIC BOOK!!! I read this great book with my daughter Samantha, who is almost 9 years old and she loved it. We couldn't get enough of this story.
I loved the way the author, Ally Malinenko weaved this story and great plot together, creating a magnificent story. Putting the world of Shakespeare and our world together is something I have never read and it was a genius idea. The way the author combines the worlds was breath taking.
The character building in this story was done superbly. This was definitely a book I would read again with Samantha and not mind rereading it again and again.