"Books can be dangerous. The best ones should be labelled 'This could change your life'."
-Helen Exley

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-Marion C. Garretty

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Juliet Immortal

Juliet Immortal by Stacey Jay

Pages: 306
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.

Okay, I know I don't normally talk about the covers of books, but I feel I have to this time. THIS IS THE MOST BEAUTIFUL COVER I'VE EVER SEEN. I'm not lying. Look at it!

Okay, now that I've gotten that off my chest, let me just say this: Juliet Immortal was not the book I expected it to be. This is hard to explain, so I'll do my best. (If you can't understand what I'm rambling about when you're done, just read the book.)

From the description, I thought Juliet was going to fall in love and Romeo was going to try to break them up. And when Jay first introduces Romeo, I realized there was something much more going on. I mean, he tries to kill her! But then, Romeo tries to make Juliet fall in love with him. I got such mixed signals from Romeo that I never connected to his character. I felt as if he almost had like two personalities.
As I kept reading, I realized that Juliet is here to help two OTHER people fall in love, and she herself is not supposed to fall in love. As I kept reading, more differences popped out at me, and I realized I had the wrong idea about this book.

I have to say, I loved Juliet's character. She is so strong and full of love, but also hate (which can only be expected with her past) and.. I don't know. I was just so drawn into the story by her. I can't even explain it. I also loved Ben's character. He had no idea why Juliet (Ariel) was being so stubborn, but he still loved her and poured out his heart to her. Which was just amazing! I can't wait for that to happen to me (:

Overall I was pleased with this book. It had its ups and downs, but I enjoyed it. The ending was such a shock. I had no idea it what was going to happen the whole time I was reading, and I have to say "Bravo" to Jay. It was brilliant! I guess I have mixed feelings about the whole book overall, but I did really enjoy reading it, and so should you!

Overall Rating: 3.5 Stars


  1. I had the same reaction with the cover! It's just GORGEOUS -- with the waves and the girl and her beautiful red dress! :)

    As a huge Shakespeare fan, I'm super excited to read this book because it sounds so good. I'm glad you think that it's worth reading!

    Awesome review, Katie!

  2. I really want to read this one. I'm definitely going to be picking it up this week or next. Thanks for sharing!

    Megan @ Read It, See It

  3. I'm interested in seeing how they twisted the whole Romeo and Juliet story in this. It looks so different.

    A Written Rhapsody


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