Thursday, September 1, 2011

Review: Juliet Immortal; Stacey Jay











Reading level: Young Adult
Hardcover: 320 pages
Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers (August 9, 2011)




Synopsis


"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.







My Review



   I have fallen in love with a writer. Her name is Stacey Jay and I have never met her but from her writing I can tell we are a perfect match, Book-wise.  Get your mind out of the gutter.  Have you read a teen book and realized the writing doesn't sound anything like a teen at all, as if the writer is trying to hard?  THANK YOU, Stacey Jay for mastering this the art of teen language. 

       If you have been under a rock your whole life and have never read or at least watched Romeo and Juliet, I doubt you will understand some of what maybe going on in Juliet Immortal. Did you ever wonder what happened to Juliet and Romeo after they died? Juliet and Romeo have been enemies ever since, life times of battles and hate. The melodrama that you read in the William Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet, continues in Juliet Immortal.

  I do need to say, this is not going to be for everyone. I had a little issue at first trying to understand how true love could become hate. If you didn't care for Romeo and Juliet this could go either way for you, After all Romeo and Juliet are now enemies. While saying that if you didn't care for Romeo and Juliet because of the "insta-love" issue then this may not be for you. For me, this was written with an open mind and a strong hand.  I for one am forever more Stacey Jay's fan.


Find Stacey Jay here.

14 comments:

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

Awesome review! :)

Zibilee said...

Ok, this one sounds intensely intriguing to me, and from the way that you describe it, I think I would also fall in love with this book. I am so glad that you liked it, and now I am hastily adding it to my wish list as well!

Rebecca said...

The more I hear about this one, the more I want to read it...Sounds like it's got a great story to back up that amazing cover :o)

Aimee said...

I'm looking forward to reading this one. I hope I like it like you did!

Jenny said...

I have to admit I didn't pay much attention to this one because it seems like there are so many books out there with the name Juliet in the title, LOL. But now that I've read this it sounds really interesting!

Adriana said...

I'm so not a fan of Romeo & Juliet it's by far my least favorite high school required reading. The whole enemies thing sounds interesting though especially since I never believed that whole true love after less than a week for 14 year olds. I'll definitely keep this one in mind now for a future read.

Shannon O'Donnell said...

Wow, Liz, that is an amazing recommendation. I trust you completely and am off to find Stacey's books!! :-)

Blodeuedd said...

I just do not like it one bit that they are enemies :(

Meredith said...

I love the play, but I never liked Romeo--he was too fickle for me. So it sounds like I will love this book! Thanks for the review!

Jenny N. said...

I would say that I'm a fan of Romeo and Juliet and am open to the twist Stacey Jay had done to the story.

Alyssa@Teens Read and Write said...

I was hoping this was as good as it sounded!

Jamie Kline (Bookerella) said...

Wow, that is definitely a different spin on things! I wasn't a huge fan of Romeo and Juliet (was forced to read it in high school and I hated to be forced to read anything), but I think overall it's a great, heartbreaking romance. I would still definitely read this book because it's such an interesting spin on a classic.

TheBookGirl said...

What an intriguing twist on an old story..Apart from the book itself, that cover alone is to die for (ouch, bad pun I know).

GMR said...

Now see, I've never read the book/play (I know, I know...bad blogger...) but I've seen a few movie versions of the story. When I say this one was coming out, it gave me pause. You review adds to that curiosity so I may just have to put it on the future reading list. Thanks for the share and the recommendation!