Love Disguised

Love Disguised Will Shakespeare is about to meet the girl who will change his life forever After a mixed up courtship with the Hathaway sisters ends badly Will jumps at the chance to go to London where he can purs

  • Title: Love Disguised
  • Author: Lisa M. Klein
  • ISBN: 9781599909684
  • Page: 384
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Will Shakespeare is about to meet the girl who will change his life forever After a mixed up courtship with the Hathaway sisters ends badly, Will jumps at the chance to go to London, where he can pursue his dream of becoming an actor There, Will meets the unusually tall and strong Meg who has earned the nickname Long Meg for her height She s also fleeing her own pasWill Shakespeare is about to meet the girl who will change his life forever After a mixed up courtship with the Hathaway sisters ends badly, Will jumps at the chance to go to London, where he can pursue his dream of becoming an actor There, Will meets the unusually tall and strong Meg who has earned the nickname Long Meg for her height She s also fleeing her own past as an orphan turned thief Disguised as Mack, Meg was once a member of a band of boy thieves who betrayed her When Will is robbed by those same villains, Meg disguises herself as Mack again telling Will that Mack is her twin brother in order to help Will recover his money As Mack, she finds true friendship with Will But is there And who is Meg really fooling with her disguise What ensues is a tale involving love triangles, mistaken identities, and the pursuit of hapless villains, as Shakespeare becomes a key player in a lively drama that could have sprung from his own pen.

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    1. First things first: I enjoy historical fiction, I enjoy books about Shakespeare, and I enjoy books about mistaken identities. The synopsis also gave off a Twelfth Night vibe, which (along with Much Ado About Nothing) is one of my two most favorite Shakespeare plays. So, did this book seem like a good match for me?Yes, definitely!Was it a good match for me?Er, well, here’s a Sleepy Kitten gif. What does that tell you?I tried to like this book, I really did.Here’s what I liked:There were some [...]

    2. *Review of ARC* While I do enjoy historical fiction, particularly about times and people (like Shakespeare) that I'm interested in,I was disappointed in Love Disguised . It felt much more fictional than historical. I've read plenty of nonfiction about Shakespeare, so I expect a certain verisimilitude that wasn't present here. The characters seemed flat, the plot problems too easily solved. However, for younger readers than I, or for readers looking for a light, simple, romance, this might be a g [...]

    3. I love the idea of taking someone real like Shakespeare and imagining his life makes him all the more irresistible, especially since we have little record of parts of his life. So, this is a fun, romantic tale.

    4. In a story reminiscent of Shakespeare’s own plays, Love Disguised invents what might have happened during Shakespeare’s Lost Years. A young Will Shakespeare travels to London with a sum meant to relieve his father’s debts. On his way to settle the debt, Will is robbed and finds himself friendless and penniless in England’s largest city. Long Meg, tavern maid and peace keeper, recognizes the thieves and disguises herself as a boy to help Will hunt them down. The drama that follows include [...]

    5. Ugh. Painful to get through. Normally I like the retelling of other stories from a new or modern perspective, but this one was not good. Having read other Lisa Klein books, I found this one to be the most trite of hers. The book is a story about Shakespeare and how circumstances in his life led him to come up with the plot for "Twelfth Night" (probably my favorite Shakespearean comedy). However, this retelling of the story was bad. I love historical pieces and this one did not measure up. Though [...]

    6. A good 'what if' book about the period when 18-yr-old William Shakespeare comes to London to begin his career as an actor/playwright, and the incredible young woman who could have been his muse.Reviewed for Affaire de Coeur Magazine in the August issue. affairedecoeur.

    7. I will make an admission here: I am an English major who hates Shakespeare. Well, most Shakespeare, except for Twelfth Night and a few others. So when I found out Lisa Klein had written a ya novel about how Shakespeare came up with the plot for Twelfth Night, I jumped on it. Sadly, what I found was mostly a trite and overwrought story that left me laughing at it’s weirdness in the end–and not in a good way.The book opens up with a LOT of telling. (you know, in the show vs. tell fashion that [...]

    8. Other reviews at The Book Babe's Reads. Due to copy and paste, formatting has been lost.I am not Mack; I am only Meg.Honestly, I'm not at all sure of what I want to say about Love Disguised. I wish I could tell you that it was brilliant, or that the characters blew me away but that would be a lie. While I liked this one, I didn't find it particularly or interesting or ground-breaking.I really liked it in the beginning; it had a certain charm about it, what with all the characters referring to th [...]

    9. Source: Received an e-ARC via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.Though I'm not the biggest Shakespeare fan (I appreciate his contributions to the English language but I just don't read many plays), I find myself continuously drawn to stories about his life. There's just so much we don't know about the guy so it's ripe for various interpretations.In this version, Shakespeare has a run-in with the sisters Hathaway that ends wrongly and he eagerly jumps on an opportunity to go to London an [...]

    10. Any mention of Shakespeare, any at all, and I will usually be down to read or watch something. So when Love Disguised popped up on my radar, I just had to check it out. While it was a fun, diverting read, it also fell into the realm of slightly predictable and not very memorable.As always, here's the list of the things I liked and the things I didn't like about this book:The references to Shakespeare's works were such fun. It felt like a bit of an Easter Egg hunt, really. With every chapter read [...]

    11. Everyone that knows anything about Will Shakespeare most likely knows that he married a woman by the name of Anne Hathaway. However, this fascinating story gives us a different outlook on his love life. This book tells the story of Will and Meg, two young souls looking for a way out of their current circumstances and looking for the place they belong most in life. Anne may have been Will’s love, but Meg was his muse. This is the story of how they met and where life took them from that point. R [...]

    12. This really was a fun tale of the adventures of a young William Shakespeare as he left his home town to venture to London to pay off a debt of his father's. Along the way he meets Meg and Mack as well as many others who, as you read the story, start to see as characters that will later star in many of his plays and tales. We learn of his woes in love and life and the dark comedy that he so loves to writes about, we see in his life experiences. Truly a fun take on how Will came up with the storie [...]

    13. Starting out this book i was transfixed. It had all the things i love in a book, A strong female character who doesn't take crap from any man or women, a smart male lead with a curiosity that leads to all kinds of fun, and i loved that it was about William Shakespeare and set in that time. The plot was a little confusing at times as far as keeping all the characters straight. Towards the end i fault restless with how quick everything unfolded as it was the main part of the book and it was resolv [...]

    14. Young Will Shakespeare has a romantic conundrum: which Hathaway sister does he really fancy? He is also unsure about what he wants to do with his life, but it seems as if his father will be deciding for him. He learns the business of being a glover, though it holds little appeal; he helps manage the family shop along with his brother Gilbert. When his less-than-above-board father's debts catch up with him, and 10 pounds must be paid or it's debtor's prison, Will goes to London to try to sort thi [...]

    15. I really enjoyed this re-imagining of Shakespeare's life. I'm normally not a huge fan of historical fiction, regardless of the target audience (although there have been some notable exceptions: The Book Thief, Between Shades of Gray, The House Girl), but I do love anything to do with Shakespeare, so I picked this one up. Love Disguised is very Shakespeare in Love for young adults, and I loved it. There are a ton of plot devices that I think Shakespeare would have really enjoyed himself, and the [...]

    16. This historical fiction book explores the relationship between William Shakespeare and Meg, the barmaid at the Boar’s Head Inn, who sometimes disguises herself as her “brother” Mack. They are both attempting to escape troubled lives and begin a close friendship. Between the topic and archaic language, it’s hard to decide on an audience for this specialized novel. It certainly will be a slow mover at my library.

    17. This book started out slow but after a couple of chapters I started to get really into it. I don't think it will be a story I forget especially when the author replicated so much of the history of Shakespeare. I have to admit I liked imagining shakespeare as the hero in his own right. it has been done before but it still captivates my imagination.

    18. Love disguised was not a very good book. But I did like that there was a spark between the two main characters. But at the end when they were heart broken when he had to leave and go back home to baby on the way. His dad mad him get married to Anna because that was the responsible thing to do.

    19. I really wanted to love this book. I love Shakespeare, I've visited the Globe Theatre in London, and I've been to his childhood home in Stratford-Upon-Avon. However, this story went so slowly, I just couldn't get into it.

    20. I normally don't read historic fiction but I loved this book. the charters were relatable and I really enjoyed the read I just hated the ending but oh well also I think books like these help kids get into history ,,, again this is a great book I will recommend to many people :)

    21. I have read Ophelia by this author and really liked it. This book was a bit depressing and I didn't like the way she portrayed William Shakespeare.

    22. I can't even finish it. That is how much it bores me. It is probably the historical part. Or maybe I just don't like the plot. Either way, I do not recommend this book.

    23. this is a awsome book it has everything a good Shakespeare play has along with the awsome ness of historical fiction

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