Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers
Release Date: August 8, 2011
Rating: 4.5 stars
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.
Juliet Immortal by Stacey Jay was such a clever idea. I really loved the twist Stacey Jay put on Shakespeare’s most widely known play. It was fast read that I found quite enjoyable.
I loved the plot. like LOVED. The idea is so unique and fascinating, and for a theater geek like me who knows Romeo and Juliet’s story so well, I just loved this whole twist on it. For the first few pages, I really wasn’t sure what I was going to think, but then the story picked up and I was completely sold. While parts were a bit predictable, I still really loved the story. It also made all the parts of the story you couldn’t guess that much more brilliant.
The characters were a mix for me. I had a bit of an issue with the whole best friend treats the main character like garbage, I really really don’t like when that happens. This led me to not like Gemma too much. That, and also she just didn’t feel very real to me. I loved Ariel/Juliet. I loved the growth she made throughout the story, and just her character in general. Ben was hands down the best character of the book, he was smart, witty, and just a sweetheart.
I wasn’t quite satisfied with the ending. There was all the build-up and what happened made me super curious. To me, it felt like the last few chapters were on a completely different plane than the rest of the book had been, and it didn’t flow right. I feel like it was almost a set up of I need to leave something open and set something up for the sequel that will happen.
I am in absolute LOVE with this cover! After Juliet Immortal, I am definitely intrigued and want to read more of Stacey Jay’s books. I wasn’t too crazy about the ending, but everything else was pretty much dead on.
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