Exposure: A Modern-Day Spin on Shakespeare's Macbeth (Twisted Lit #2) Book Review

Title: Exposure
By: Kim Askew & Amy Helmes
Publisher: Merit Press
Publication Date: January 18, 2013
ISBN: 9781440552649
Double, double, toil and trouble. Sometimes, the quest for high school royalty can be deadly! In this emotionally-charged twist on Shakespeare’s Macbeth, a self-conscious shutterbug named Skye Kingston navigates a treacherous school year in Alaska fraught with unspoken secrets and tragic twists of fate. Along the way she encounters three strangely prophetic BFFs; one social-climbing, sociopathic cheerleader; and a heart-stopping hottie named Craig McKenzie: the man who would be Prom King. Can Skye save the boy she loves — and herself — before they get caught in the crosshairs?

I have to say, I'm loving these books in the Twisted Lit Series by Kim Askew and Amy Helmes. If you remember I reviewed the first book, Tempestuous and loved it. This second story was no different. This book is based off of Shakespeare, McBeth, 

The story follows Skye, a not so popular girl that is described as gorgeous and doesn't know it. She has a huge crush on one of the popular boys in school, Craig, although they are only friends and that's when they're alone because he's afraid of what people might say if they were seen talking together. Typical. I didn't really like that Skye was attracted to Craig, but you can't help what your heart wants. I wish Craig didn't get easily influenced by his friends because you could obviously tell he really likes Skye.

The moment that changes Skye's life is when she overhears her crush and his girlfriend talking about the missing kid that turns up dead. This is when this story starts getting interesting and things start unraveling from left to right.

I loved that there were a few references from McBeth and how they even included the witches, which are Skye's three friends in this story. The characters were well written in the sense that you knew exactly who each character was from the play, which I thought was pretty awesome. 

Filled with tons of drama, mystery and a bit of romance that kept me entertained and not wanting to put the book down, this was definitely another good read. Anyone a fan of Shakespeare can appreciate this new modern tale of McBeth. I truly loved the spin that both authors put on this book. I can't wait to see what these two ladies come up with next!

Disclosure: All opinions are my own. I received Exposure at no cost for the purpose of this review. No other compensation was received. 


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