"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine,
that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.
Title: Prince of Shadows
Author: Rachel Caine
Expected Publication: February 4, 2014
A standalone built around the character of Benvolio, from Romeo and Juliet. The novel will be told from the point of view of Benvolio, who is Romeo’s cousin and, in Shakespeare’s play, attempts to get the lovelorn Montague interested in other girls after it’s discovered that Juliet is a member of the clan his family despises: the Capulets. Caine’s novel, her agent said, explores a scenario in which Romeo and Juliet are not the only couple to fall into dire romantic straits and is "a tale of intrigue, betrayal, hatred, and tragedy," about "lovers lost, and lovers found."
Why I am looking forward to this: I'm a fan of Romeo and Juliet, but I could very well see there is more than one love story going on, more than one betrayal. This sounds like an interesting approach!