Tuesday, September 06, 2011

Juliette Immortal

Author: Stacey Jay
Pubication Date: August 9, 2011 by Delacorte Books for Young Readers
"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.
William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet is one of the greatest love stories ever written. This tale is about love at first sight. These two teenagers are madly infatuated with each other before they have spoken one word. In less than five days the two are secretly married. But as you all know, these violent delights have violent ends.

But what if that wasn't the true story. What if Romeo fell in love with Juliet, but tricked her into killing herself so that he could live forever? Stacey Jay's novel, Juliet Immortal, is the real story of Juliet Capulet and Romeo Montague. This time true love has turned into worst enemy. Throughout the ages Romeo and Juliet have been fighting, each for a different cause. Juliet's fight is for true love for the Ambassadors. Romeo is a soldier for the Mercenaries. The differences in their stations are clear. Every time Juliet dies in a new body her soul will be sent to the mist, waiting for a true love again. While Romeo inhabits the bodies of the dead forever.

When Juliet enters her new body named Ariel, she learns that this reincarntion is different than all the others. It might be her last.

*reviewed by Shundrika, 15 @ OV

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