I’m thrilled to be able to share the cover for Michelle Ray’s upcoming YA debut, Falling for Hamlet, coming from Poppy/Little, Brown in July 2011. Falling for Hamlet retells the familiar Shakespearean tragedy from the point of view of a feisty, empowered Ophelia, who is neither suicidal nor anybody’s pushover. In a glittering world of celebrities, paparazzi, and reality TV, Ophelia navigates the minefield of teen life in a royal family gone crazy.
Small note that while the cover is all but complete, a very minor adjustment will be made to lighten Hamlet’s hair, to better match the description in the novel. What a jaw-dropping cover this is!