Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Juliet Immortal by Stacey Jay
Synopsis: Juliet Capulet didn't take her own life. She was murdered by the person she trusted most, her new husband, Romeo Montague, who made the sacrifice to ensure his own immortality. But Romeo didn't anticipate that Juliet would be granted eternal life as well, and would become an agent for the Ambassadors of Light.
For seven hundred 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 her own forbidden love, and Romeo, O Romeo, will do everything in his power to destroy their happiness. Secrets unfold and surprises abound in Stacey Jay's powerfully dark romance, which reunites literature's most tragic couple.
My 2 cents: I was so excited to read this book! I love Shakespeare, and I also love re-telling of classic tales. This one did not disappoint!
Set in modern day, this classic romantic tale has been given a huge twist, and turned around in almost a gothic story of Romeo and Juliet, with loads of the paranormal. The story is told in first person by Juliet for most of the story, who is inside another's girls body, Ariel, trying to save the soulmates the Ambassadors have given her. The couple turns out to Ariel's best friend, Gemma, whom Juliet doesn't really like at all, and Ben, whom Juliet is secretly attracted to!
I loved Juliet in this story. I really felt her pain, and her overall, goodness for humanity. On the flip side, we have Romeo, who is as disgusting as person as you could possibly find. Its really hard to see where Juliet even fell in love with the guy! Makes the case for not jumping into marriage too quickly!
Overall, loved this book, and can't wait to read the sequel, Romeo Redeemed. 5 stars!