Still Star-Crossed, by Melinda TaubRead about another entry on the list.
Okay, look, Romeo and Juliet has always seemed a little silly to me (I will argue forever that Shakespeare intended it to be a comedy). Lucky for me, this retelling focuses on the “what happens after” for two of my favorite characters: lovable Benvolio and heartless Rosaline. The powers that be declare the only way to end the feud between Capulets and Montagues forever is to have a marriage between them, which means that Romeo’s best friend, still mourning, finds himself engaged to the girl who rejected Romeo not that long ago. Rosaline, stubborn as ever, is having none of it—but she does have a plan.