November 2, 2012

Juliet Immortal by Stacey Jay | Review

Juliet Immortal by Stacey Jay | ReviewJuliet Immortal on August 9, 2011
Pages: 306
Format: Paperback
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The most tragic love story in history...
Juliet Capulet didn't take her own life. She was murdered by the person she trusted most, her new husband, Romeo Montague, a sacrifice made to ensure his own immortality. But what Romeo didn't anticipate was that Juliet would be granted eternity, as well, and would become an agent for the Ambassadors of Light.For 700 years, Juliet has struggled to preserve romantic love and the lives of the innocent, while Romeo has fought for the dark side, seeking to destroy the human heart. Until now.Now Juliet has found forbidden love, and Romeo, O Romeo, will do everything in his power to destroy their happiness.

Cover Review:  I really like this cover. It’s very simple and I love the pops of red.
Tagline: Romeo and Juliet, the greatest love story ever told, is a lie.
Main Character: Juliet Capulet
Juliet has lived for centuries trying to help others while Romeo pretty much does the opposite. Juliet tries to make connections of true lovers while Romeo tries to convince others to do exactly as he did-murder their loved one. This time when Juliet takes cover as a young girl who was in a car accident, something feels different. Final, in a way. This later leads to bigger ideas.
I read this book just because I’ve always been interested in the story of Romeo and Juliet. I’m hoping to read it soon, and so I decided to read this first. I absolutely loved the characters. Romeo was arrogant and annoying at times, but I felt that at other times in the novel we got to see the true him. Juliet was just a normal girl who lost her first love at the age of 14 when Romeo murdered her out of, according to him, “his love”.
I thought that this was a great twist on the story. I really enjoyed reading it, especially because the writing was easier to read than most other classics. That’s my favorite part about retellings. I loved this book so much and because of the ending, I’m definitely buying Romeo Redeemed. ASAP.

Recommended for fans of:
Modern-day retellings
Classics
Romeo & Juliet
Paranormal Romance
  1. Bookworm1858 says:

    Yeah, you'll definitely want to check out Romeo Redeemed. I did not think it would manage to make Romeo sympathetic and yet it totally did! It's a great companion novel.

  2. Joie says:

    I really liked the concept of this book, but, personally, I wasn't crazy about the instalove between Juliet and Ben. I'm super excited to read Romeo Redeemed though–he was my favorite character in this book!

  3. OMG I LOVED THIS BOOK! I definitely agree about the writing, but if you like twists on the classics you should check out For Darkness Shows the Stars by Diana Peterfreund! It's AMAZING and it feels like you're reading a Jane Austen novel… it's crazy. Great review!!!

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