By: Kathryn Barker
Genre: YFG - Science fiction
Published by: A & U Children
Published: 2 Mar 2021
ISBN: 9781760297152



It's the end of the world. Literally. Time travel is possible, but only forwards. And only a handful of families choose to remain in the 'now', living off the scraps that were left behind. Among these are eighteen-year-old Juliet and the love of her life, Romeo. But things are far from rosy for Jules. Romeo is in a coma and she's estranged from her friends and family, dealing with the very real fallout of their wild romance. Then a handsome time traveller, Ellis, arrives with an important mission that makes Jules question everything she knows about life and love. Can Jules wake Romeo and rewrite her future?

A highly original mashup that delights as it disorients... and asks what would have happened if two great literary love stories were somehow intertwined.

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This is a cleverly constructed story where, through time travel, our protagonists are trying to prevent the end of the world.

The intrigue is tied up with our two stars, Jules (aka Juliet Capulet), and Ellis (aka Heathcliff Ellis). Jules’ boyfriend Romeo is in a coma, and together they must revive him so that he can fulfill his destiny that will ensure the world’s future.

But with Jules and Ellis falling for each other, will they be able to get the job done?

With themes of fate and love, this is a great read for anyone who loves the classics. This is a charming mash up of Romeo & Juliet and Wuthering Heights, and will be best suited to readers 14 years and older.

Reviewed by Rob