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Juliet (edition 2010)

by Anne Fortier

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Title:Juliet
Authors:Anne Fortier
Info:Ballantine Books (2010), Edition: 1, Hardcover, 464 pages
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Juliet by Anne Fortier

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Fun Summer read with historical facts about the story behind the story. Ending reads like summer blockbuster movie, so that was a little disappointing, but otherwise just good fun. ( )
  sydsavvy | Apr 8, 2016 |
I am reading Juliet, and I am loving every page, the description of Siena, the story, everything is just right, and I know I am loving a book when I don't want to run through it, I want to taste it slowly, this book is yummy :)

I am almost in middle, though I like the story, I had to drop a star because I found the main character annoying, she is rather dull, uninteresting and has so many issues. In every situation she is in, I want her to do something different, to be different, Julie is killing my buzz!

I know her twin sister Janice should be the villain of the story but I prefer her more than Julie. I'm depressed about Giulietta and Romeo's sad ending, I knew how it will end but it's still depressing. I feel so sorry for Friar Lorenzo!!! His end was horrible!

I just finished Juliet and when I read Giannozza's letter and tears rolled in my eyes, the two sister's lives had been miserable... but all in all, the book was amazing! ( )
  mrsdanaalbasha | Mar 12, 2016 |
I am reading Juliet, and I am loving every page, the description of Siena, the story, everything is just right, and I know I am loving a book when I don't want to run through it, I want to taste it slowly, this book is yummy :)

I am almost in middle, though I like the story, I had to drop a star because I found the main character annoying, she is rather dull, uninteresting and has so many issues. In every situation she is in, I want her to do something different, to be different, Julie is killing my buzz!

I know her twin sister Janice should be the villain of the story but I prefer her more than Julie. I'm depressed about Giulietta and Romeo's sad ending, I knew how it will end but it's still depressing. I feel so sorry for Friar Lorenzo!!! His end was horrible!

I just finished Juliet and when I read Giannozza's letter my tears rolled in my eyes, the two sister's lives had been miserable... but all in all, the book was amazing! ( )
  mrsdanaalbasha | Mar 12, 2016 |
A new favorite! I must read it again! ( )
  SaraNoH | Feb 9, 2016 |
I read this book because of the overwhelmingly positive reviews on Goodreads. Unfortunately, I just didn't get into it. It's the sort of book I usually like - a historical mystery, with the past and present intertwining. But I felt that so many opportunities for exploring the intersection of history, literature and modern life were missed, in this book.
I also had to keep stopping in the middle of the story to say, about the characters' actions: "but no! A person just wouldn't DO that!" (In her acknowledgements, the author admits that she is aware that, for example, the Director of a hotel in Italy would not "interfere with the movements of their guests or remove personal belongings from their rooms." So - don't have your character do those things! It's unbelievable, when the plot gives no excuse why someone would behave in such an uncharacteristic way!) I just found it unconvincing, and it happened over and over again.
And then, when the main character sneaks into a university library and STEALS items from their archive, I lost all sympathy for her. Especially since the book doesn't really even criticize her actions.
After that, I just found it to be overly long and slow-moving, with metaphysical parts that were just eh, and action scenes that reminded me of something out of a cheesy movie like "National Treasure." ( )
  AltheaAnn | Feb 9, 2016 |
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Lovers of adventurous fiction will lose themselves in Fortier's exciting, intricately woven tale.
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When Julie Jacobs leaves for Italy per the instructions of her late aunt's will, she never imagines that she'll be thrust into a centuries-old feud, not to mention one of the most legendary romances of all time.

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