Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Review of Juliet Immortal by Stacey Jay

Synopsis: "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.

"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."

My Review: When I first saw this book I was so excited to read it, yet it sat on my TBR shelf for quite some time. I finally picked it up. The beginning immediately sucked me in, it almost seemed to be written in verse and had a beautiful rhythm that kept you reading until the story itself took over. Unfortunately that rhythm go lost but you didn't mind too much as the story picked up steam. I love the concept behind the story and the author's different take on the classic Romeo and Juliet story. It did loose the pacing and seemed to wander a little bit in the middle. Events started to happen that really didn't have much impact on the main plot line, but may be needed for sequels. That said though the conclusion is brilliant! I loved the ending, it kind of made me smack my head and say why didn't I see that coming.
My Rating: I did enjoy this story even though it got a little slow in the middle, the idea is fantastic. I do love reading new takes on fairy tales, why not ones for classic beloved plays?! I give this a rating of Three Paws.


  1. My students have found their way to this book and it's sequel. Thanks for this review. I think I'll take a turn with it, too.

    1. It is really an enjoyable book. Parts of it were slow but not to the point of wanting to stop reading. Some very interesting points of view on the classic play too.