Thursday, September 1, 2011

Juliet Immortal by Stacey Jay


Juliet Immortal
Young Adult: 304 Pages
Publisher: Delacorte Books
Published: August 9th, 2011
Source: Finished copy from publisher
Series: None
Buy the Book: Amazon
Find the Author: Website


"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.

"He is a romantic, a dreamer, and never afraid to play the fool. He is fearless and reckless and brave and I love him for it. Desperately." -Juliet Capulet

I am a big fan of Romeo and Juliet. I've always loved the power of the story and the strength of the characters. I have watched and read most of the retelling's that are out there, and have had mixed feelings about each one. Some I liked, others I didn't. When it comes to Juliet Immortal, I absolutly loved it! Stacey Jay took the most important elements of the original Romeo and Juliet, and transformed it into an exciting, thrilling ride.

Juliet was a stunning character. Although she never really harboured her own body through out the novel, her strength and beauty shined through Ariel, which made her a very bold, fresh character. I had a love/hate realationship when it came to Romeo. At times I found him swoon worthy, and other times I wanted to wrap my hands around his throat. Romeo and Juliet were both great, diverse characters. A great twist on the originals. The secondary characters were fantastic as well. Ben and Gemma bring a lot to the story, and will provide the readers with a great reading experience.

This is my first novel by Stacey Jay, and I am hooked. Her writing is simple, and flows nicely throughout the novel. There were times that I found the story slowed down a little, but the intensity of the twist and turns more than made up for that.

Overall, Juliet Immortal was a very enjoyable read. It was refreshing, romantic, and thrilling. All key elements I look for in a novel!
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4 comments:

  1. This sounds like such a bizarre but interesting take on the classic - I'm really intrigued by the premise!

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  2. Great review! I stumbled across this book one day somewhere...not sure where...but I really wanted to read it. Now I will definitely get it.

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  3. I am planning on reading this book very soon! Great review!


    Tia @ Falling For Books

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  4. I do love that cover and the synopsis sounds so good! Now knowing you enjoyed it, it gives me even more reason to read it!

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