Juliet Immortal by Stacey Jay

Jan 30, 2012
Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers
Pub. Date: August 9th 2011
ISBN: 0385740166
Pages: 307
Source: Library (ebook)

"These violent delights have violent ends
And in their triumph die, like fire and powder,
Which as they kiss consume."
—Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare

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, she's fought Romeo for the souls of true lovers, struggling to preserve romantic love and the lives of the innocent. Until the day she meets someone she's forbidden to love, and Romeo, oh Romeo, will do everything in his power to destroy that love.

Look at that gorgeous cover. It's true, the cover initially caught my eye, but the title really intrigued me. I love reading modern day re-tellings and to read one about the infamous ROMEO AND JULIET was really exciting.

The whole story line was incredibly unique.I could not wait to see what would happen next! Although it was a pretty short book, it still seemed to drag on sometimes. There were just some chapters I think could have been either left out, or shortened.

Juliet was a great protagonist. I really enjoyed reading about her and all the happenings she was involved in. At times I definitely think she made some stupid choices, but who doesn't? Romeo, oh Romeo. At times I hated him and at times I loved him. I was so confused though, was he the villain or the poor guy you just felt bad for? Either way I was rooting for these two to get together throughout the whole book, is that weird?

Besides the somewhat dragging story, the ending really sucked. I'm not sure if it's because it was just bad or if it was just cruel. I'm still trying to figure out how I really feel about it... I will still be picking up the sequel though.

Overall while it was not my favorite book, I still really liked it. I would recommend it to someone who is just looking for something entertaining to read. I mean it really does have everything you could want in a book... Immortal Romeo and Juliet? Check. Dark and light sides? Check. Starcrosssed lovers? Double check. 

Rating: 4 stars / 5 stars

1 comments:

  1. Ooh, I did love the sound of this one (I love retellings), and I'm glad you enjoyed it and like Juliet's character - but the ending has me worries now! :P I'll probably still give this one a go, but I'll keep this review in mind. Thanks! :)

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