Hanleigh's Review of Hollywood King


First, I should say how unusual it is for me to sign up for an #ARC. I usually avoid agreeing to do anything that comes with a time limit attached. This is because I'm absolutely bonkers and have given myself the release schedule from hell... #12booksin12months but when I saw the blurb of this book, I couldn't resist signing up. Mostly because, as many of you already know, I'm a sucker for the #classics. Give me #Austen, #Gaskell, #Hardy and #Bronte any day over pretty much any book this world could offer... Sorry. It's not that I don't LOVE #Contemporary Fiction - I really do - it's just I have a secret (not so secret) penchant for all things old.


So when I saw that this was a retelling of Wuthering Heights I couldn't decide if it was going to be the best book I've ever read or if I was highly offended that anyone had dared to take Emily Bronte's epic masterpiece and do god knows what to it. I was silently hoping that I'd like it because the blurb was so good but I was equally thinking that it was probably just wishful thinking. The first thing I did after signing up for the ARC was a quick check of who Monica Corwin was and what her other books were and I found that she makes a habit of writing these #retellings. That's when I wondered if she loved the classics just as much as I did... I also learnt that she was a New York Times and USA Today #Bestselling #Author and my hope rose a bit more.


When the book arrived in my inbox, I was just finishing up writing my February release and the last thing I wanted to do was start reading a new book. I was (and have been for a while) in the middle of three other books - all amazing by the way - but had found very little time to actually read them. That said, a promise is a promise and I'd signed up for the ARC so I pulled it up on my kindle and started reading and I didn't regret it.


Hollywood King is a Contemporary Retelling of Wuthering Heights. Following the death of Cathy's father, her step-brother Heath has returned. They've been apart for ten years but things quickly heat up with Heath planning to take everything their father refused him, including Cathy. This was a short read and although there might have been a few bits that could have been fleshed out more, I can't bring myself to care because I loved the whole concept. You know me; I either love it or I hate it. The truth is there is a reason why the classics are essentially timeless. It's because love and hate transcend time. This book reminded me of all the reasons why I re-read Wuthering Heights over and over again. Thank you, Monica, for the reminder.


I would definitely recommend you read Hollywood King!



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