Title: Juliet Immortal
Author: Stacey Jay
Started Date: August 20, 2012
Finished Date: August 21, 2012
Rating: 5/5 stars
“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”
Just finished reading it in one sitting and that took me 4 hours. I couldn’t stop because I wanted to see the ending. Yeah, I love the ending so much. I know this book has its faults, but I must still say that it’s kind of unique for me. This is definitely a unique retelling of Romeo and Juliet. I remembered the movie “Letters to Juliet” which I watched two times because I still think it’s good even though it’s lame on some parts. And I liked it because of the handsome french guy there. So that’s what I also felt about this book. Some parts of it are confusing especially the middle part and I will not spoil it here. I can also add the confusing alternate realities. The characters are also confusing, especially Romeo in the body of Dylan and Juliet in the body of Ariel. You heard me right, the two main characters are confusing. I don’t know, but they actually demonstrated split personalities. Romeo is definitely crazy. LOL! I can also add Gemma to them, she’s such a psycho. You might wonder who she is, well she’s the best friend of Ariel. I will not say much, but I’m sure the ones who read this book will agree with me. LOL!
But there are also parts where this book actually redeemed itself, yes, every character did. I love Ben, I believe he’s the only person here who’s sane and he’s the reason why I become to love this book. A perfect guy to fall in love with. He’s such a gentleman, with a kind heart and true love.
I admit, the gorgeous red cover caught me and what really took me to grab a copy. And to add, this line also had an impact, “The greatest love story ever told is a lie.” But I don’t think the original Romeo and Juliet is great, I still think the two of them are stupid, too stupid to die. LOL! But I guess, that’s true love then. But I must say, Juliet Immortal taught me one thing..Love is tragic sometimes, but true love stays, even in different lifetimes.