"Irresistible debut novel. We can assure you reading the surprising adventures of their richly drawn heroines, Miranda Prospero and Skye Kingston, in the Twisted Lit series is nothing short of thrilling." --Children's Book Review
"Fun-filled escapades into Shakespeare's The Tempest and Macbeth . . . they're an absolute riot! You don't have to be a Shakespeare fan (I'm not) or even have read these plays (I haven't) to fall in love with these books. I can't wait for the next Twisted Lit adventure. It's the best new young adult series of the year!" --Jack and Jill Magazine
"This is a clever, light read with the kind of mystery solving that is reminiscent of Scooby Doo and the gang. The characters are believable, the plot moves at an entertaining pace, and, though the conclusion is predictable, it does not lack substance. Readers unfamiliar with The Tempest will have no problem enjoying this outrageous night at the mall." --School Library Journal
"An exciting adventure . . . and a dangerous mystery. The characters in Tempestuous are relatable and the reader can easily become attached to them, thanks to the comedy and coming-of-age tone that the authors provide. Fun and light . . . Askew and Helmes take a classic comedy and successfully translate it to a younger and more modern audience." --SeattlePI.com/Blogcritics.org
"This first book in the new Twisted Lit series takes Shakespeare's tale and moves it to a modern day setting. The twists and turns of the subplots are easily relatable to today's teen readers. The overall intrigue of the plot keeps readers salivating. Can absolutely be read and enjoyed with no prior knowledge of its predecessor." --YALSA Hub blog
"With this twisted take on Shakespeare's The Tempest, authors Kim Askew and Amy Helmes prove again that, from Juliet's grief to Cordelia's rage, no one knew about teen angst better than the Bard. His wisdom holds up nearly half a millennium later. Really good book, pick it up and read it." --Just Books blog
"Askew and Helmes do a . . . masterful job of bringing [Shakespeare's] characters . . . into the 21st century. Tempestuous is a fun modern fairy tale . . . and . . . there are plentiful moments of sarcastic hilarity . . . If you love a twisted tale, this one's for you!" --USA Today
"Shakespeare is hot again. Merit Press . . . is basing two of its first five debut releases on Shakespeare retellings. Tempestuous [is] a humorous reimagining of The Tempest. The Twisted Lit novels hope to . . . make Shakespeare more appealing to today's teens. Expect to see Shakespeare throughout all forms of media in 2013 as a new generation of media consumer rediscovers the timeless literary treasures of William Shakespeare." --Forbes.com
It is a fun and fast read that I really enjoyed.
Overall, Tempestuous is a fun story that lets you live a night being stuck in a mall with it's likable characters, great dialogue and interesting plot.
I really like this story. i thought it was going to be one of those poor little rich girl, or even a spoiled brat.
Kim Askew and Amy Helms have a major hit with this book. You can't help but like Miranda Prospero and her fellow weirdoes. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Rick Gillispie
Good for what it is. An interesting take of The Tempest, if a bit juvenile and clicehed at times.Published 5 months ago by L. McKeough
I loved Tempestuous! I really did! I actually liked it more than Anyone But You (yes I know I read it out of order but these books can be read as standalones). Read morePublished 8 months ago by Stephanie Verhaegen (Bookfever)
I am much older than the target audience for this book, but I've been reading a lot of YA lately.
I was drawn to the "Twisted Lit" idea, but I felt this was a... Read more
This was a quick read with classic teen age cool and uncool scenes. The budding romance was fun and the growing friendship was touching.Published 13 months ago by reader chick
This book is a fun read! Enjoyed the character development and the plot buildup. This book had me laughing out loud. The references to Shakespeare's The Tempest were interesting. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Dianne Askew
Best Bits: A modern re-telling of The Tempest with Prospero as an ousted private-school princess? Yes, please. I enjoyed the fact that Miranda wasn't your typical mean girl. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Cornucopia of Reviews (Lizzy)
I enjoyed this fun, mystery, young adult novel. Miranda, who is quite a character, finds herself locked down at the mall due to a raging snow storm. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Maggie Thom
I read Exposure (Twisted Lit #2) first (review up in a couple of days), and while I enjoyed that one better, Tempestuous is still a good read. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Heather C.