09 July 2011

Review: Something Wicked by Alan Gratz

Hey guys! I realized that I never wrote a review for this book so here it is!  Here's the synopsis:

The Scottish Highland Festival in Tennessee is all set to begin, but there's one problem: Duncan MacRae, founder of the games, has just been murdered. The police arrested Malcolm, Duncan’s son, but is he really the killer? Horatio Wilkes, for one, has doubts. 
Horatio is attending the festival with his childhood friend Mac, Mac’s super-hot yet controlling girlfriend Beth, and geeky sidekick Banks. Once there, he quickly finds himself caught up in the cutthroat world of the Scottish games, where fair is foul and foul is fair . . . and his best friend may yet turn out to be his worst enemy.

Join Horatio as he navigates the sinister world of Shakespeare's Macbeth in this fun and clever follow-up to Something Rotten.(Goodreads)

I loved this book!  It's a modern YA retelling of MacBeth twisted into a mystery story.  I think its really cool how Alan Gratz turned the story of MacBeth into a mystery/whodunit novel.  I know what MacBeth is about and this books follows the orginal story pretty great.  The stories are just about parallel.  I loved the romance between Horatio and his girlfriend but it was also a real shocker what happened to her.  I liked how you can see the transformation of Mac's character throughtout the book.  I loved the mystery/detective aspect of the novel.  This is a really great book!

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Rebecca said...

Great review! I will have to give this one a go. I'm following back:) I have actually been to the Highland Festival.

Mary said...

I liked this one, too. Something Rotten is also good--it's a take on Hamlet.
Mary, A Book A Day

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