Friday, January 13, 2012

Review: Juliet Immortal (Juliet Immortal #1) by Stacey Jay

Title: Juliet Immortal (Juliet Immortal #1)
Author: Stacey Jay
Published: August 9th 2011 by Delacorte Books for Young Readers

Book Description:

"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.

My Thoughts:

Till death do them apart…

This isn’t a typical Romeo and Juliet re-telling, in fact, it’s a YA and a Paranormal Romance. The Genre that I oh so love. Yum!
Unlike the original story, Juliet did not committed suicide out of her undying love for Romeo, but she was murdered by him instead in exchange for immortality. But unbeknownst to him, Juliet didn’t die but also gained immortality. She’s now an ambassador of light and it’s her job to unite soul mates, while Romeo will do his best to avoid that.
At first, I was skeptical to read this, thinking “not another Romeo and Juliet story”. I didn’t really like the ending of the original story so I avoided most of stories/movies related to it, unless it has a good ending. But I tried anyway, and I was taken by surprise by this book. I actually enjoyed it and I couldn’t put it down! Romeo is the “bad guy” in the story, but I couldn’t bring myself to hate him. In fact, he’s one of my fave characters in the story.
The plot is unique, refreshing, and well developed. I love the twists by the way. I was surprised when everything was revealed. My only issue here is the ending. It seemed rushed, although I prefer this one’s ending than the original one. You guys will have to read it so you’ll know whether Romeo and Juliet lived happily ever after. I don’t want to spoil anything. *winks*

I give this book four whales!


  1. Anonymous7:33 PM

    I had never heard of this until today, and now this is the second review I've stumbled across. It seems like something one of my friends might like, so I'm considering it as a gift since the reviews have been good!

  2. Anonymous10:02 PM

    Always wanted to read this book after hearing about it :)
    lovely review you wrote and makes me want to read it even more!!!


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