Miranda in Milan

Miranda in Milan

"A haunting story that reimagines the consequences of Shakespeare?s The Tempest." After the tempest, after the reunion, after her father drowned his books, Miranda was meant to enter a brave new world. Naples awaited her, and Ferdinand, and a throne. Instead she finds herself in Milan, in her father?s castle, surrounded by hostile servants who treat her like a ghost. Whispe "A haunting story that reimagines the consequences of Shakespeare?s The Tempest." After the tempest, after t...

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Title:Miranda in Milan
Author:Katharine Duckett
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Genres:Fantasy
Edition Language:English
Number of Pages:204 pages pages

Miranda in Milan Reviews

  • Linnea
    Apr 23, 2019
    This was fun little story about what happens when Miranda, who has spent her whole life on an island so deserted that, when seeing a passle of Italian royals, says to herself, "Oh brave new world, that has such people in't." If she is that impressed by a whole load of white guys, what ...
  • Geonn Cannon
    Mar 27, 2019
    Beautifully written, a very quick read (surprisingly quick... I expected to spend a few days with this one). ...
  • Stuart
    May 26, 2019
    I finished this book expressly to feel like I could review it, negatively, with integrity. The only thing I can say in this book's favor is that it is very short, and easy to read, partly because it is so blandly written it neither halts one with the beauty of its prose, nor requires o...
  • Lynne
    May 01, 2019
    If you are the kind of person who read The Tempest and thought ?Prospero is kind of a dick,? this is a book for you. It is Miranda?s story after she gets off the island, and it is DELIGHTFUL. This is the story of how Miranda comes into her own, finds (queer) love, and becomes ...
  • l.
    Jun 02, 2019
    I think this could have worked as a mediocre young adult novel. It?s just a kind of shallow take. But you know... lesbians. ...
  • Dana
    Apr 20, 2019
    This is EXACTLY the story I wanted after reading The Tempest! I actually read The Tempest like 2 days ago so I could read this book. I very much enjoyed the play; but obviously, I had some issues with the misogyny of Prospero and many of the nobles, Miranda's lack of agency, and the...
  • Mogsy (MMOGC)
    Apr 04, 2019
    3 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2019/04/14/... Miranda in Milan isn?t so much a retelling than a sequel, reimagining of the events after The Tempest by William Shakespeare, picking up the tale at the play?s end where everyone including the magician Pr...
  • Alexandra
    Dec 15, 2018
    This novel (novella?) was sent to me to review by the publisher, Tor.com, at no cost. It will be out on 26 March, 2019. Aside fromKing Lear, which I loathe, I probably dislikeThe Tempestmore than any other Shakespeare play. I don't know why; there's nothing particular I can ...
  • Jessie  (Ageless Pages Reviews)
    Jul 15, 2019
    A reimagining of the consequences of The Tempest. Manages to be both an original and an homage; a clever and vivid continuation of the known story with an eye for detail and atmosphere. Perfectly suited to novella length. ...
  • Alex Livingston
    Aug 19, 2019
    To say that Katharine Duckett?s debut novel picks up where Shakespeare left off in The Tempest is more than a little inaccurate, Old Will wrote a weird play about a cruel wizard bent on enslaving every creature he meets and abusing his enemies as much as his borrowed powers allow ?...
  • Anna Luce
    Mar 27, 2019
    Insta-love! Maybe it won't bother me in a future reading but as of now I'm finding this boring. Minor quibble: Why have a character give themselves an Italian name...which isn't Italian? Dorotea exists. Dorothea? Nope. ...
  • USOM
    Mar 10, 2019
    (Disclaimer: I received this book from the publisher. This has not impacted my review which is unbiased and honest). So if you've ever wondered how Miranda would fare in society with backstabbing, politics, and even more secrets - look no further than Miranda in Milan. All the e...
  • Jeanette
    May 04, 2019
    This took me away to another time and place. One of my very favorites too- Milano, Italia. But in a classical and other era/ human cognition that reminded me strongly of Madeline Miller's works within the Greek gods' classics retells. Nobility parental dictates and some of the "kindnes...
  • Caidyn (SEMI-HIATUS; BW Reviews; he/him/his)
    Jan 03, 2019
    This review can also be found on my blog! I received an ARC from Tor in exchange for an honest review! 3.5/5 CW: parental death and emotional abuse/neglect While I love Shakespeare, The Tempest is a play that I?ve enjoyed but never able to get into. I think it was becau...
  • Jess
    Apr 02, 2019
    Check out this review and more on my blog! I was looking forward to the release of this debut novella, a sequel to William Shakespeare?s The Tempest that promised a queer heroine and dark magic, as soon as I heard about it. I got what I was promised and more, and I loved it. ...
  • Holly
    Apr 07, 2019
    To be honest, The Tempest is one of my least favorite Shakespeare plays that I've read. I've never really liked it, and I don't remember a whole lot about it. But I wanted to read this because of the f/f romance (!!), the fact that it's a Shakespeare retelling, and because I did rememb...
  • wanderer (Para)
    Jul 31, 2019
    This was super adorable. RTC. ...
  • Jenia
    Apr 01, 2019
    Miranda in Milanis a charming book that offers a queer take on Shakespeare'sThe Tempest. It continues the story a few weeks after the play's ending (so SPOILERS for a 400 year old play, I guess). Miranda and her father have triumphantly returned to Milan from their remote island. B...
  • Kaa
    Apr 15, 2019
    I wanted to love this but I just didn't completely connect with the writing style. Certain parts felt too rushed, while others felt more drawn out than they needed to be. I did really like the ending, though. ...
  • Diana Green
    Apr 25, 2019
    Although this story started rather slow for me, it picked up in pacing and interest level near the midway point. Once things started moving along and developing more layers, I began enjoying my reading experience more. I was especially intrigued by Beatrice's back story and felt th...
  • Queen
    Apr 19, 2019
    Well-written, has endearing characters, but the plot is fairly basic. ...
  • Dannica Zulestin
    Apr 10, 2019
    This is a book I really wanted to read as soon as I heard it was gonna come out, and I was shocked I could get a hold of it so soon. The library actually had it! I was shocked they got it so fast! Man, this library is on task. Damn. With that piece of fortune, and seeing how short it w...
  • Katie.dorny
    May 04, 2019
    This glided along this classic story, but it just seemed lacklustre and though the author was just colouring inside the lines without enveloping the reader in anything worth connecting to. ...
  • Hiu Gregg
    Mar 28, 2019
    A slightly strange, slightly unsettling, but very sweet story. I was a huge fan of the romance, and the writing flows together so well. Read it all in two sittings, and it would have been one if life didn't get in the way. ...
  • Justine
    Mar 24, 2019
    Miranda in Milan started out peculiarly in my point of view, but once I get the gripping of the pacing and its standing itself in the novel; it was amazing! It is an #OwnVoices for sapphic romance read. I love to seeing development such as this; stories that are represented not only in...
  • Chaima ✨ شيماء
    Nov 28, 2018
    A sapphic retelling of Shakespeare's The Tempest? Excuse me while I free my schedule for five hours of uninterrupted crying reading. ...
  • Acqua
    Sep 17, 2018
    This is f/f set in Italy (and in a place in Italy that isn't Venice!) It could either be great o go really wrong, I hope it's the former ...
  • Hamad
    Jul 30, 2019
    This review and other non-spoilery reviews can be found @The Book Prescription ?Dorothea was sand and sea, Miranda thought dizzily. She was wind and water and heat all at once, a tempest of her own making.? ? This book did exactly deliver what it promised, a sapphic r...
  • Freya Marske
    Apr 07, 2019
    Creepy, magical and romantic. This novella shows a deep understanding and affection for my favourite Shakespeare play as well as a willingness to dig in and criticise it. It also has the unmistakable air of a Gothic, which I wasn't expecting, but should have - Miranda's story here fulf...
  • Megan
    Dec 10, 2018
    HHHNNNNNNGGGGGGG GUYS--JUST. YES. Katharine Duckett?s debut may be a slim novella but it sure does pack a punch. Seemingly picking up where Shakespeare?s The Tempest?his last play and, in my humble opinion, one of his best ones?leaves off, we follow Miranda, Prospero?s...