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Juliet Immortal by Stacey Jay

Juliet Immortal (edition 2012)

by Stacey Jay

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Title:Juliet Immortal
Authors:Stacey Jay
Info:Ember (2012), Paperback, 320 pages

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In the YA romance, Juliet Immortal, the story of Romeo and Juliet takes a surprising and wildly inventive turn. Just a brief synopsis was enough to get me on board with this paranormal love story. Romeo is a bad guy?! Yep, and he'll do anything to stay immortal, even if it means destroying Juliet. I can't wait to read Romeo Redeemed. ( )
  LauraT81 | Jun 5, 2014 |
I really liked parts of this book, but other parts, especially the ending, didn't work as well for me. The concept is awesome, and the love story is awesome, but things started to get less interesting toward the end with all the Mercenaries and Ambassadors lore. Juliet and Ben were my favorite characters. This is a great idea that turned into a good book. I will read [b:Romeo Redeemed|12926767|Romeo Redeemed (Juliet Immortal #2)|Stacey Jay|http://d.gr-assets.com/books/1332832788s/12926767.jpg|18082349], but probably not right away. ( )
  camibrite | May 25, 2014 |
I absolutely adored this book! It was a great afternoon read, that had enough drama and excitement to keep me reading.

Juliet Immortal is a spin on the original Romeo & Juliet tale by Shakespeare. This one however, won't leave your brain hurting! ( )
  SarahLewis | Dec 9, 2013 |
This is usually not my kind of book but the summary was just too interesting to pass up.

What was that ending?! There was a lot about the book that was ridiculous, but that ending was so random and made no sense. I was going to rate this above 2.5 and round up to 3 stars, but due to that ending it is just two stars. ( )
  OstensiblyA1 | Sep 20, 2013 |
So basically, this is another redux of Romeo and Juliet, with a twist. What if Romeo went over to the dark side, seeking immortality, and used Juliet's life/soul/blood as the ticket to get there? And what if they're mixed up in a crazy cycle of rematches over the centuries, Romeo on the against-true-love team, and Juliet fighting for the true-lovers?

Clever, decently written, only distracted me a couple of times by language that was where it shouldn't have been, i.e there's no way the word "okay" was used in 14th century Italy.) Characters had enough depth to them (at least Juliet, and a couple of side ones) to keep it interesting. Nice touch that the school play the modern day high school was doing was "West Side Story."

There apparently is a sequel. If I stumble on it, I'll give it a read. ( )
  bookczuk | Jul 4, 2013 |
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A Letter from Author Stacey Jay If you love Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet I love Shakespeare’s plays--the clever dialogue, the poetry, the epic themes, the tortured characters--but I could never understand why I should love Romeo and Juliet. Yet, it was assumed that I would. That I should. It is our culture’s ultimate, iconic love story, albeit a tragic one. But is it? Really? Let’s pretend for a moment that we’re talking about people we know. People we love. Our friends, our family. There’s a boy and a girl. They’ve known each other only a few days—and the boy was head over heels for someone else just a few days before that—but when denied the right to be together, they each decide suicide is their only option. And so they die. Love over. Life over. What exactly is romantic about that? As much as I love Shakespeare’s work, I hate that so many readers come away from Romeo and Juliet viewing it as a fine romance. For me, Romeo and Juliet is a cautionary tale, about the disastrous things that can happen when you value anything--even your true love--more than you value yourself. I have an amazing husband, but if something were to happen to him I would not even consider ending my life. Because my life is valuable. The love I’ve found with him helped me understand that, and helped me learn to love myself as much as he does. And I’m so glad I did, because I believe only when we love ourselves can we love our mate with the purity and awesomeness they deserve. That’s why Juliet Immortal is about a Juliet who learns to love herself as much as the boy who loves her. About a Juliet who's been through the worst breakup imaginable and learns to love and trust again. It’s not a cautionary tale, or even a warning against sudden attraction or infatuation. Sometimes we fall hard and fast--especially when we’re young--and there’s nothing wrong with that. I don’t believe love is something to be approached with guards in place and walls erected. The only weapon you need in the quest for true love is found within. Love yourself, value yourself and your good heart, and no failed romance will ever bring you as low as poor Juliet or her Romeo. That’s what I hope my readers will take away from this book. That...and a love for unexpected monsters. Because what story is complete without a few unexpected monsters?

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For seven hundred years, the souls of Romeo and Juliet have repeatedly inhabited the bodies of newly deceased people to battle to the death as sworn enemies, until they meet for the last time as two Southern California high school students.

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