Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Blog Tour: Such Sweet Sorrow by Jenny Trout

Hi everyone. Welcome to my stop on the Such Sweet  Sorrow Book Tour, hosted by Rockstar Book Tours. I am so excited to share this book with you, especially since today is the day it comes out. You can check out my review of this wonderful book down below, and don't forget to enter the giveaway at the end of the post.

Such Sweet Sorrow
by Jenny Trout
Publisher: Entangled Teen
Publication Date: February 4th 2014
Genre: YA, Fantasy
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Synopsis: Never was there a tale of more woe than this of Juliet and her Romeo…But true love never dies. Though they’re parted by the veil between the world of mortals and the land of the dead, Romeo believes he can restore Juliet to life, but he’ll have to travel to the underworld with a thoroughly infuriating guide.

Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, may not have inherited his father’s crown, but the murdered king left his son a much more important responsibility—a portal to the Afterjord, where the souls of the dead reside. When the determined Romeo asks for help traversing the treacherous Afterjord, Hamlet sees an opportunity for adventure, and the chance to avenge his father’s death.

In an underworld filled with leviathan monsters, ghoulish shades, fire giants and fierce Valkyrie warriors, Hamlet and Romeo must battle their way through jealousy, despair, and their darkest fears to rescue the fair damsel. Yet finding Juliet is only the beginning, and the Afterjord doesn’t surrender souls without a price…

My Rating: 5/5 stars

My Review: Such Sweet Sorrow is such a wonderful book, not only does it bring two wonderful Shakespearean tales together, but it takes you on a brand new adventure filled with amazing creatures. I cannot tell you enough how much I loved this book.

When Romeo took the poison to kill himself, the poison backfired, not only was he still alive but the poison made him weak. Seeking the help of a witch to find Juliet, Romeo sets off to get help from Hamlet, the prince of Denmark. Hoping that together they can get his lovely wife back from the dead.

I was head over heels in love with this book ever since I read the synopsis. This book was such a wonderful read, I loved every part of it. It is absolutely perfect for all the Romeo and Juliet, and Hamlet fans out there who want more to the story. But the author was so amazing, that she wrote it so that even if you haven't read the original story by Shakespeare, you can still enjoy this story as equally as anyone. 

I have never truly liked Romeo, I'm not sure if its because he is usually portrayed as a bad guy in other books who spin off on the original story, but even then I wasn't a big fan. This book definitely changed my opinion. In the beginning, I was like "Oh great, another story where Romeo is a selfish guy and all he can think about is love." My statement was true in the beginning, but by the end of the book, we see a new side to Romeo where he learns what he's been doing wrong and he truly becomes a greater character. I wasn't expecting this to happen, it definitely surprised me and I loved it.

I was really impressed with Juliet in this book. I don't want to talk about it too much because I don't want to spoil it, but trust me when I say that you will definitely love her. She is not the same fragile girl you know of.

Hamlet, where to begin. He was absolutely perfect in this whole story. If only he wasn't like 500 years old (or however long ago Shakespeare wrote the story) I would totally marry him. He is probably the smartest and bravest prince I have ever known in the history of all the books I read. He may not be the best at fighting, but when he does fight he uses his brain which definitely helps him in the end. He is witty and awesome and I loved everything about him.

The wold-building in this story is absolutely fantastic as well as all the characters. This re-telling of Hamlet and Romeo and Juliet is better than the original in my opinion. I am so thankful that I received this book and was able to be on this tour with Rockstar Tours.  This book was absolutely amazing and I highly recommend this to everyone, I guarantee you 99.9% that you will love it.

About the Author

Jenny Trout is a writer, blogger, and funny person.

Writing as Jennifer Armintrout, she made the USA Today Bestseller list with Blood Ties Book One: The Turning. Her novel American Vampire was named one of the top ten horror novels of 2011 by Booklist Magazine Online.
Jenny also writes award-winning erotic romance as Abigail Barnette.
When she’s not writing, she’s sleeping or otherwise incapacitated.
She is a proud Michigander, mother of two, and wife to the only person alive capable of spending extended periods of time with her without wanting to murder her.


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Tour Schedule

Week 1:
2/3/2014- In Love With Handmade- Review
2/3/2014- Black Words-White Pages Teen/Young Adult- Review
2/3/2014- The Reader's Antidote- Excerpt
2/4/2014- Angelic Book Reviews- Review
2/4/2014- Fantasy Book Addict- Interview
2/4/2014- Working for the Mandroid- Excerpt
2/5/2014- Taking It One Book at a Time- Review
2/5/2014- Forget About TV, Grab a Book- Review
2/5/2014- Dark Novella- Guest Post
2/6/2014- Sabrina's Paranormal Palace- Review
2/6/2014- Chapter by Chapter- Interview
2/6/2014- I'll Tumble For YA- Excerpt
2/7/2014- Such a Novel Idea- Review
2/7/2014- Refracted Light Reviews- Guest Post
2/7/2014- Literary Meanderings - Excerpt

Week 2:

2/10/2014- Janae's Book Obsession- Review
2/10/2014- Imaginary Reads- Guest Post
2/10/2014- Falling For YA- Excerpt
2/11/2014- Darkest Addictions Reviews- Review
2/11/2014- TSK TSK What to Read- Review
2/11/2014- Paranormal Book Club- Interview
2/12/2014- RhiReading- Review
2/12/2014- Book Angel Booktopia- Review
2/12/2014- Curling Up With A Good Book- Guest Post
2/13/2014- Moonlight Gleam Reviews- Review
2/13/2014- Addicted Readers- Interview
2/13/2014- A Dream Within A Dream- Guest Post
2/14/2014- Lovely Reads- Review
2/14/2014- In Vogue with Books- Review
2/14/2014- Fade Into Fantasy- Interview


  1. This book actually sounds really good. I am not much of a "re-teller" of stories but it seems like this one is what happened after they drank the poison. I've enter the giveaway so one can only hope I get it this way if not I will def be purchasing it!

    1. I wish you the best of luck Heather! I hope that you enjoy this story as much as I did. And you're pretty much right, it is a re-telling but its more focused on the end of the plays and it just continues on.
      Thanks so much for reading my post.


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