Juliet Immortal by Stacey JayThursday, July 04, 2013
Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: August 9, 2011
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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.Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet gets revamped in Jay’s book. What you thought you knew about the ageless story is turned upside down when Juliet is introduced as a body-less soul who takes control of Ariel, in hopes of bringing soul mates together. Ever since Romeo supposedly murdered her for a chance of immortality, Juliet gets a chance at immortality herself, working for the Ambassadors of Light. Romeo is her enemy, trying to ruin Juliet’s hard work. Juliet Immortal started out confusing but quickly became a great retelling of Shakespeare’s famous work.
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. --Goodreads
As much as I love the cover, because it is beautiful and was the main reason I picked it up in the first place, the cover has nothing to do with the story. It’s a gorgeous cover and the tagline: The greatest love story ever told is a lie is a compelling idea that will make any Shakespeare lover read further. But you don’t need to be a Shakespeare scholar to love this book: actually, you can have barely any knowledge of Shakespeare’s work to follow the story.
Rated PG-13 for sexual references and violence.