Juliet Immortal by Stacey Jay {Mini Review}

20 October 2011
Title: Juliet Immortal
Author: Stacey Jay
Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers
Date: August 9th 2011
Pages: 304 pages
ISBN: 9780385740166
Source: purchased
Purchase: Juliet Immortal

Summary from Goodreads:
Juliet Immortal cover

"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:
This book is a wonderful take on the old Romeo and Juliet story with a great paranormal/supernatural twist.

The story takes place in modern times, and while I was thinking maybe it would be a knock off of R & J, I soon realized that it really wasn't. Romeo and Juliet are both in the story in modern times and while it technically isn't them it is their souls and it makes for a wonderful read. I was a little confused at first and would love more of a look at the Mercenaries and the Ambassador's, but everything was pretty cut and dry in the explanation of both entities.
I wasn't too happy with the ending of the book and would love to see this made into a series, as I would love to go a little farther with Juliet's ending and I NEED to know what goes on with Romeo...
All in all this is a book I am happy to keep on my e-reader and read again.

My Rating:


  1. Lance Radke said...:

    After reading your mini review, it seems like this book might be the perfect choice for my wife's birthday present. She is so hard to buy for, but she does love books. Thanks for posting this review - you just made my life a little bit easier.

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