Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Juliet Immortal by Stacey Jay
"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
What really happened to those star crossed lovers that Shakespeare immortalized, that young love base their relationships on and romantics hope for?
The ending isn't what it seems as the author picks up where Shakespeare left off and gives the truth about what really happened.
Romeo isn't the sweet heart portrayed but instead the villain who knowingly killed Juliet to save his own life.
I actually loved the twist on this classic tale. I won the book in a giveaway and it has been in my TBR pile for a long time, after my Kindle bit the dust thanks to a serious case of the drop hands, I was able to crack the spine and dig in.
I was never a fan of the classic ending, ending your own life and what not without thinking it through. Even at my most rose colored glasses phase I was not that bad...I hope. >.>
Still, as this time comes around and Juliet is given another chance as she is fighting evil forces that gain from separating soul mates and causing one to sacrifice the other, she is a cynic and hardly up for the whole lets be soul mates this time.
Rating: 4 Stars!
Charrie: Ben because he never gave up trying to be there for her.
Posted by Me at 9:43 PM
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