Sep 26, 2016

OMG Books

Scrooge
by Brett Wright

Book: OMG Shakespeare
Publisher: Random House
Pub Date: September 2016
Genre: Young Adult
Format: ARC
Source: Publisher
Book LinksGoodreads  Amazon

A Christmas Carol, one of the holiday’s greatest traditions told . . . in texts?!

Imagine: What if Scrooge, Marley, the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future, and the whole Cratchit family had smartphones? A classic is reborn in this clever adaptation of Charles Dickens’s A Christmas Carol

One grouchy old man who can’t stop asking “How did you get this number?!”
Three ghosts who communicate in the most modern ways, including one who ONLY uses emojis!
And a status update with the most “likes” ever: God bless us, everyone!

This retelling will cure even the worst bout of Bah hummingbird! #darnyouautocorrect 

A glossary and cast of characters are included for those who need it. 


My Review: Okay who doesn't love a good Scrooge movie/story? The three ghosts, Scrooge going from grumpy to a little more jolly. But this time, the ghosts have cell phones and use text slang! Now isn't that a fun twist? Fun and easy read. Its great for the Holiday time and with the kids!









Darcy Swipes Left
by Courtney Carbone

Book: OMG Shakespeare
Publisher: Random House
Pub Date: September 2016
Genre: Young Adult
Format: ARC
Source: Publisher
Book Links: Goodreads  Amazon

Pride and Prejudice, one of the greatest love stories ever told . . . in texts?!

 
Imagine: What if Lizzy Bennet and Mr. Darcy had smartphones and dated IRL (in real life)? A classic is reborn in this clever adaptation of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice!
 
A truth universally acknowledged: a rich guy must want a wife.
A terrible first impression.
A couple that’s meant to be . . . if they can just get over themselves. #hatersgonnadate
 
Don’t miss: Lydia taking selfies with soldiers, Mrs. Bennet’s humble-brag status updates, Lizzy texting from her long walks, and Darcy swiping left on a dance card app.
 
tl;dr Jane Austen’s most famous novel told through its characters texting with emojis, posting photos, checking in at locations, and updating their relationship statuses. The perfect gift for any teen (or any reader with a sense of humor)!
 
A glossary and cast of characters are included for those who need it. For example: tl;dr means too long; didn’t read.


My Review:
 Oh Mr. Darcy! I'm sure everyone has heard of Pride and Prejudice right?! Well imagine Lizzy and Darcy had cell phones! Yes that's right, and it was a fun read!  Of course I loved the original romance book, but this version is quite the treat for anyone who is a fan. 

I love these books, because they are just fun to read! Its a quick read, takes a lot of your favorite classics and makes them tech savvy. They are also kid friendly, so its great to read with your kids. You simply cant go wrong with these books. 


My Rating:
✪✪✪✪✪

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