Juliet Immortal: Guest Review

Posted January 17th, 2012 by in *Review / 9 comments

Title: Juliet Immortal
Author: Stacey Jay
Publisher: Delacorte Books
Publication Date: Aug 2011
Classification: YA Novel
Summary from Goodreads:
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 Thoughts:
Juliet Immortal is a very interesting retelling of the classic Romeo and Juliet tragedy, with a supernatural twist.
 
It’s refershing to read about something oustide of the very popular vampire and werewolf stories that have become so dominant in many of the books that I’ve seen recently. The point of view of Juliet and the portrayal of her feelings she had for being betrayed, by Romeo, was something that I think most readers will be able to relate to. It also warmed my heart when a love interest for her came along and shook things up a little bit.
 
Overall, this was a very good read with different twist sand turns that help keep the reader’s interest. I knwo that once I had started reading I had a hard time putting it down. This story gets 4.5 hearts.
 
 

*Lindsay is a friend of mine who wanted to post some reviews from time to time on Pages of Forbidden Love. I’m thrilled to have her on the blog today and can’t wait to see what she reads in the future. I hope you all enjoyed her review and that you check out her review in the future.  

Alexa

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9 Responses to “Juliet Immortal: Guest Review”

  1. Candace

    I’ve mostly just seen so-so reviews of this one so I’d taken it off my WL awhile ago. I do agree that it’s nice to read something a bit different though and I’ll probably watch for this one at the library.

  2. Amy J

    I have been dying to read this one! It has been on my to-buy list for a bit now. Great review and it makes me want to move it up on my list!

  3. Miss Vain

    Thank you for stopping by my blog Alexa! 🙂 I’m a new follower via email. 🙂

    I am a huge fan of Stacey Jays Annabelle Lee series. I plan to read this book soon. Enjoyed your review.
    P.s. did you know that Stacey Jay and Stacia Kane (author of Downside Ghosts) are very close friends?!.;)

  4. Liz. R

    I’ve been meaning to read this for a while, I love retellings! I was never a huge fan of the original Romeo & Juliet story, but I love the sound of the new twist in Juliet Immortal. Glad you enjoyed it – great review!

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