by Stacey Jay
Series: Juliet Immortal #1
Published: August 9, 2011
Genres: Retelling, Romance, Young Adult
Format: eBook (307 pages)
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.
Juliet Immortal grabbed me from the first page and never let go. It was like The Host by Stephenie Meyer meets the movie Sliding Doors. Such a unique and strange combination. I never knew what to expect and it was so creative. The writing was rich and complex. Every word counted. The story took everything I knew about my favorite Shakespeare play and turned it on it’s head. I absolutely love it when authors do that. I want something new and amazing from a re-telling and boy, this book was exactly that and more. It had a beautiful sadness to it that most of my favorite stories do. It’s one of those books that I could read over and over because it was so layered. There was also a beautiful mix of the mundane and the extreme that was fascinating to read. And then there’s Romeo. In a weird way, he reminded me of Darth Vader. You know he’s evil to the core and yet you can’t banish the possibility that maybe there is some good left in him. Maybe he could be redeemed. That possibility is what has me dying to read the next book. This was one of those rare books that I can’t get out of my head. I absolutely loved it.
Content Rating: Medium, for some crude language, teen drinking, and some violence.