I’m halfway through the audiobook version of this and am doing my best to withhold judgement until the end. I really WANT to like this book. I just don’t know if I can. The historical aspects are really enjoyable, but a couple of the main characters get on my nerves. Plus, the reader is annoying–his voice trails off at the end of sentences and is hard to hear.
This was a fluffy, fun YA read. Theater kid, Emma, suddenly finds herself promoted to Stage Manager in what is on track to become the worst production of Hamlet ever to grace the high school stage. One evening, she trips and falls through the auditorium stage’s trap door and finds herself enlisted as an assistant at the Globe Theater in London… in 1601. There’s not a lot of depth here, but my not-so-inner literature nerd loved all the Shakespeare.
Bracken’s first book, Passenger, didn’t blow me away. There have been quite a few YA novels about time-traveling pirates released lately and none of them have been as satisfying as I wanted them to be. Still, I’m intrigued enough to keep going and hope to get to this in the next week or so. (Probably when I finish the Hamlet book).