Series: Juliet Immortal #1
Published by Delacorte Books for Young Readers on August 9th, 2011
Genres: Historical, Love & Romance, Retelling, Young Adult
Source: bought in-store
Fans of Maggie Stiefvater's Shiver and Becca Fitzpatrick'sHush will relish this intense paranormal love story featuring Romeo and Juliet, literary history's most tragic couple, who meet again, not as true lovers, but truly as enemies.
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 and Romeo are on the sides of good and evil. Juliet on the dude of good, the Ambassadors. Romeo on the dude if evil, the Mercenary. Together they find soul-mates to protect and keep their charges on their side. Until a certain mate she’s encountered appears, everything turns around even she starts to fall in love.
The point of view change from the past to the present. Two point of views from Juliet who is now in Ariel’s body and Romeo who is in Dylan’s body. It’s incredibly heart breaking to see these two characters duke it out when you know they’re literature’s epic characters of romantic love of all time. Especially when one side is good and the other is evil. I sympathized with Juliet who was trying very hard to help the soul mates that she was in charge of. She not only felt like Juliet Capulet but she also acted like Shakespeare’s Juliet. I loved how Stacy Jay tied the play and modern day settings into one. It was brilliant to say the least. I also couldn’t help but feel pity for Romeo. After being poisoned by the very evil that Juliet is fighting, he eventually realized in the end it was wrong.
I don’t recommend this book if you don’t enjoy instant love and instant lust. If you enjoy a different take on Romeo and Juliet then be sure to pick this one up. It had me turning the pages for more. I’m truly looking forward to reading the next book in this series.