Saturday, September 25, 2010

Romeo and Juliet and Vampires

The young adult market has cashed in on the trend of vampires and the supernatural and put a new twist on an old tale. Here is the summary for Romeo and Juliet and Vampires:

"You are deluded, Romeo. Vampires do not have the capability to love. They are heartless." 

The Capulets and the Montagues have some deep and essential differences. Blood differences. Of course, the Capulets can escape their vampire fate, and the Montagues can try not to kill their undead enemies. But at the end of the day, their blood feud is unstoppable. So it's really quite a problem when Juliet, a vampire-to-be, and Romeo, the human who should be hunting her, fall desperately in love. What they don't realize is how deadly their love will turn out to be—or what it will mean for their afterlives. . . . 

This riotous twist on the ultimate tale of forbidden romance is simply to die for.

This re-working of a classic to suit a new generation is an interesting new trend in the young adult world. Romeo and Juliet and Vampires fits right in with books such as Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, Android Karenina, and Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters. While I personally would not have the desire to read a vampire version of Romeo and Juliet, I do think that there is a potential market for a book such as this. 

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