"Marissa Price is so talented, she made the characters in Romeo and Juliet seem like present day teenagers with relatable issues facing teens today...overbearing parents problems, love triangles, deceit, suspense, school and adventures! What a great, fast paced story that any teenager would surely love." - Two Girls and a Book Obsession
"Great Premise, Brilliant Debut. With romance, action and a time travel - all centered around one of the best-loved stories of all time - I was hooked as soon as I began. Highly recommend!" - Cate H
"Excellent read, brilliant concept. An excellent read with a very clever storyline. This book had me hooked from the first chapter using a classic story with a modern day twist. I can't wait for the next book in the series. Even though it is classified as an older teens it will appeal to teens and adults of all ages." - Kim F
"An interesting twist on a classic tale. This is the first book of a new Australian author. Story of a young girl who travels back in time (and place) to Verona, Italy and finds herself in the middle of one of the most famous love stories of all time - Romeo and Juliet. The book is easy to read and very enjoyable. I particularly liked how I wasn't able to guess where the story was going to take me. The author was able to create strong female characters in time when female empowerment was non existent. Looking forward to reading Marissa's next book. Well worth a read." - Emma H
"Into the Abyss: Vault of Verona is an enticing tale of empowered females and strong role models for its young adult audience. An easy and enjoyable read, it takes the reader into a traditional tragic Shakespearian love story and provides twists and turns that hook you into a time travelling extravaganza. Well written and highly recommend for young and old alike. Looking forward to Harriet's next adventure in Into the Abyss: Scourge of Scotland in 2018." - Susanne P
"I'm not into Shakespeare or historical novels, but I got lost in time with Harriet as I read Into the Abyss: Vault of Verona. Well written, original story and I highly recommend you give it a go. I can't wait for 2018 and Into the Abyss: Scourge of Scotland!" - Sarah H
"Thoroughly enjoyed reading this story! Vault of Verona is a refreshing storyline and a modern view on a classic love story. The story added multiple layers throughout and unfolded at just the right pace. Look forward to reading the next one." - Angela H
"Never knew i would enjoy an old classic love story so much. Fantastic read and cant wait for the next one. Would recommend this to read." - Wendy P
"Loved it could not put it down! Brilliant twist to an old story. Will be recommending it to my friends." - Kiley R
"This a wonderfully thought out modern twist of Romeo & Juliet. As someone who was never interested in Shakespeare, this had me hook, line & sinker from the very beginning. My favourite thing of this novel is that I had constant twists & turns and didn’t know what to expect. This had me very interested from start to finish. Beautiful work done by a new up & coming author! Would definitely recommend!" - Kirsty B
Harriet Hunter is living the life of an everyday teenager. In her final year of high school, Harriet is under pressure to balance friends, family, study and life. But all is not as it seems, and Harriet soon finds herself sucked back into a centuries old story - to the time of the fictional Montagues and Capulets. But are they imaginary - or simply the ancestors who came before us?
In 14th Century Verona Harriet is mistaken for the infamous Juliet Capulet, to whom she bears more than a passing resemblance. Showing nerves of steel and a quick mind, Harriet takes the place of the missing Juliet while she figures out which part of the play she has been dropped into. Desperate to escape the oppressive influence of Lord Capulet and the ever present threat of marriage to Paris, Harriet jumps at the chance to escape the city with Caterina, a Capulet maid. But what she finds on the outskirts of Verona will change everything, and could end her chances at returning to her own reality.
Can Harriet save two tragically doomed lives, and her own skin, before time runs out?
Price reimagines the classic tragedy of Romeo and Juliet from the perspective of a modern woman accustomed to the attitudes and prejudices of her own time: not those of a medieval society.