Wednesday, August 21, 2013

COVER REVEAL: Anyone But You by Amy Helmes and Kim Askew

Authors Kim Askew and Amy Helmes are excited to offer a sneak peek at the third book in their “Twisted Lit” series of Shakespeare-inspired YA novels. This time around, they’ve put their unique spin on Romeo & Juliet. Published by Merit Press, Anyone But You will be released in January, and is currently available for pre-order at, Barnes & NoblePowell’s and Bookcase of Wayzata if you call ahead. 

Anyone But You: A Modern-Day Spin on Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet
by Kim Askew and Amy Helmes
(Book #3 in the Twisted Lit series)

Two Italian restaurants, both alike in dignity, in Chicago’s Little Italy where we lay our scene... After her family’s struggling eatery, Cap’s, falls prey to another of the Monte clan’s vicious and destructive pranks, sixteen-year-old Gigi Caputo finds herself courting danger during a clandestine encounter with Roman Monte, the very boy whose relatives have brought her family such grief. When the daughter and son of these two warring factions fall for each other, their quest to mend this bitter family feud turns out to be a recipe for disaster. Their story is irrevocably linked to the summer of 1933, when two twelve-year-olds, Benny and Nick, hop the turnstile at the Chicago World’s Fair. While enjoying some of the fair’s legendary amusements, Nick has a “love at first sight” encounter with Stella, a young girl who unintentionally causes a lasting rift between the two boyhood pals. Deftly winding its way through past and present day, this modern take on Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet has much to do with hate — but more with love.

You should also checkout Amy and Kim's other books in the Twisted Lit series, Exposure and Tempestuous.

The authors were kind enough to share Hannah's favorite of their first two novels, Tempestuous, with you all! Enter the giveaway for a chance to win an AUTOGRAPHED, FINISHED copy.
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What do you think of the cover? Have you read any of the other Twisted Lit novels?
Happy reading!
The (YA) Bookcase

1 comment:

  1. I haven't read many R&J inspired book more of just star crossed forbidden love so I would definitely want to give some a try!


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