I normally dislike historical fiction books. They are boring and not the type of genre I usually pick up to read. But, Ophelia was probably one of the only historical fiction books I really enjoyed.
This book is basically a retelling of Shakespeare's Hamlet. Hamlet was the male main character of the story, whom Ophelia had some connections to. ;)
Ophelia is a young teenager who has grown in a wealthy castle, where she is going to the queen's lady-in-waiting. Once she sets her eyes on Prince Hamlet, a prince with a dark and mysterious past, her life is about to go upside down and she truly doesn't know what she's in for.
The romance is so beautiful, unlike many other books. There's a lot of drama and moments where I was about to cry. Lisa Klein, the author, did an amazing job creating such great characters that are so relatable to the reader.
“What is a man's life but a prelude to his death? And what is death but a long sleep, a most welcome forgetfulness.”
I definitely recommend this to all historical fiction lovers, as well as any other YA book lover, you'll definitely be impressed with Lisa's amazing book based on the works of Shakespeare.