Louisa May Alcott may as well have been writing about me when she wrote "She is too fond of books and it has turned her brain!" But I am a staunch believer that there is no such thing.
The Juliet Spell was an entertaining, light piece of fluff reading. The general premise of the story – girl desperately wants to be Juliet in her school’s production of Romeo & Juliet so she casts a spell to make it happen and hilarity ensues when Will Shakespeare’s brother travels through time and ends up in girl’s kitchen – has potential. Unfortunately, I don’t believe Douglas Rees met that potential. There were times throughout the story where I literally had to stop reading because I found it to be absolutely ridiculous. On the plus side, it really made me want to watch William Shakespeare’s Romeo + Juliet.
I give The Juliet Spell three out of five stars for being generally entertaining.