Pages: 304 Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers Release Date: August 9th 2011 Source: Book Tour
"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.
Wow. Wow. Wow. ‘Juliet Immortal’ is one of those books that make you go wow! :) It has a very unique twist on the classic love story of Juliet and Romeo and boy is it good!!
The characters were all really fresh and had flaws and good qualities. Juliet takes on the role of Ariel in the story and I liked her, she was just a normal down to earth girl. Romeo takes on Dylan, he was one weirdo! Seriously! In this story anyway :) He is so messed up and it is conveyed perfectly from his mad scenes, although in some respects you can’t help but find him somewhat appealing. Gross, I know. I loved Ben! He was a great character and I really enjoyed how they all developed as the story progressed!
There were MAJOR twists and turns! Some I didn’t expect, others I could guess –especially nearer the end. I couldn’t stop reading it! It is such a fantastic idea and Stacey Jay delivers it with ease. There are definitely moments of action in most chapters and packed with tons of suspense.
I thought the Ambassadors of Light was an interesting concept, although it didn’t pop up as much at the beginning, you definitely learn a lot near the end of the book. The horror elements were pretty scary and definitely added that dark edge to it. I enjoyed how it goes back in time to the old Romeo and Juliet that we know as the perfect love couple, it really emphasises the juxtaposition that the characters are now faced with.
‘Juliet Immortal’ is a book that needs to be on your To-Be-Read-Immediately-Shelf! Buy it right now! You won’t regret it.
5 out of 5 stars overall.