Friday, September 7, 2012

Review: Juliet Immortal by Stacey Jay

Juliet Immortal (Juliet Immortal #1) by Stacey Jay
Synopsis (Goodreads):
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.

"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
My Thoughts: I *really* enjoyed this book. And I'm not just saying that because Stacey Jay does really cool interpretive dance at signings or anything. It was a good book. There was kissing and betrayal and danger and true love and more kissing and a bad guy that's just unhinged enough to be creeeeeepy beyond belief.

I liked this story. I liked how Juliet was thrown into a highly charged situation without any guidance and she had to fumble along as best she could. I sort of thought that the best friend of the body she was using was a manipulative little tool but I guess we can't pick our friends. No, wait. We can pick our friends. Ariel (the body) needs to drop Gemma (the horrible friend) like a hot potato.

With no real guidance in this situation, Juliet has to sort through the stories that Romeo is telling her. Everything could be a lie but there could be a grain of truth hidden in it. Throw in a boy that Juliet finds herself falling for more and more, a mom who isn't the most understanding, and a weird reception at her high school (I'm kinda dying to find out what happened in the past to make people afraid of Ariel, btw) and Juliet's doing everything she can to keep her head above water.

All in all, this was an interesting look at Romeo and Juliet's story. It's dark and bloody and you're never quite sure who to trust. Romeo's story should be very, very interesting.

Books in this series
1. Juliet Immortal - Hardcover | Paperback | Kindle
2. Romeo Redeemed

Author Links
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10 comments:

  1. My middle school band teacher always used to tell us that you can pick your friends, you can pick your nose, but you can't pick your friends' nose.

    Right. Because that comment is, I'm sure, totally applicable to this story.

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    1. The Romeo Redeemed release party is in my neck of the woods and I kinda, sorta love Stacey Jay and her wackiness, so I wanted to get this book read for that. Does that make sense? Well, okay!

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    2. OMG, OMG, OMG, can we figure out a way for you to get me a signed copy????!!!!

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  3. I've been intrigued by this book since I read Dead on the Delta and realised Stacey Jay is awesome. Now even more so!

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    1. Stacey Jay is awesome. In fact, she's awesome with a side of awesome. The second book comes out in early October, btw. There's no time like the present to read this one!

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  4. I loved this book. That is all.

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