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Juliet Immortal Kindle Edition
|Length: 322 pages||Word Wise: Enabled||Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled|
|Page Flip: Enabled||
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|Age Level: 14 and up||Grade Level: 9 - 12|
About the Author
STACEY JAY lives in the California wine country with her husband and their two boys. She is the author of the Megan Berry, Zombi Settler series and several other books for young adults.
From the Hardcover edition. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
- ASIN : B004J4X9SS
- Publisher : Delacorte Press (9 August 2011)
- Language : English
- File size : 2673 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 322 pages
- Best Sellers Rank: 941,997 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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I appreciate that not everyone is going to like this book. It's very much a Marmite kind of thing - you either love it or you hate it - except, unlike Marmite, I loved it! I think I liked it even more because it was very far from what I was expecting... and I had expected all kinds of possible ways this could go: super luvvy-duvvy romance, melodrama, ultra-angst...
Okay, there was the teensiest, tiniest bit of teen angst but I thought it all worked, it wasn't too much and the words were oh so pretty! I must stress this, I thought the writing was beautiful in that I-must-quote-this kind of way but you find it hard to choose which bit to quote. Like Laini Taylor but not that good.
I read it mainly because I am obsessed with Shakespeare. I went through High School with this ancient but really cool English teacher who taught me how awesome Shakespeare is and was entirely responsible for my good grades in the subject. Now I find myself exasperated and reading the same old takes on Shakespeare's work; Romeo and Juliet must have been re-written into every culture and time period possible by now. But this. Well, this was different. Suddenly, it isn't a tale about the famous star-crossed lovers who sacrificed everything for love.
Oh no. Because the tagline says it all: "The greatest love story ever told is a lie..."
That's right. Romeo is not what we all thought he was... he's a manipulative SOB who betrayed Juliet and over the centuries the two have battled it out against one another, fighting for control of the destinies of soulmates. Sound a bit TRUE-WUV-y?? It isn't. Or I didn't think so. I thought it was nasty and gruesome and really interesting.
And the ending was wonderful. You know, I had the smallest recollection of something in the back of my mind early on that led me to suspect something that I quickly disregarded. But I was right. Certain things are not coincidences and there's more to this story than first meets the eye... excited yet? You should be.
Also, you should know, even though the novel has no sex, there's some not-so-subtle innuendos and girly 'tingling'. Excellent!
Blaming Romeo for her death, Juliet has twisted the events of that fateful night in her mind, holding onto her bitterness and anger at Romeo through all these years. I loved how the pieces of the original Shakesperean tale were woven into the story, especially Ben *swoon*.
Although Romeo is the `bad' guy in this scenario you can't help but feel his remorse for his actions. His whole characterisation and craziness made his character so much more than you could have imagined. He realizes too late just how badly he has been deceived and the full extent of the cost of his actions. Through all his sexy bad boy image you can still see the spark of goodness at his core.
The book does centre around the romantic aspects, I completely adored how love was represented in all its forms, especially the simple fact that people should be able to love themselves. the different types of love (family, friendship, romantic) were beautifully portrayed and showed how important love is in the scheme of life. Taking the ideal that love is the most powerful thing in the world to a new level.
The battle of good versus evil or in this case Light versus dark adds an element of action and suspense to the story as a whole. The idea of parallel universes and alternative destinies is something that fascinates me and was very well conveyed within the plot. the fact that Dark and Light feed off positive and negative emotions added an extra edge to the plot.
I wouldn't really class this as a re-imaging for me it is more of a continuation of the Romeo and Juliet tale with a paranormal twist.
Plot twists and revelations abound making it not only a deeply romantic read but a thrilling page turner on top. Beautiful writing enables a connection to the characters that had me rooting for them all the way through. Yes, even Romeo.
Romeo Killed his beloved Juliet to become immortal, but little did he know she would also become immortal. Romeo works to keep soul mates apart and Juliet fights him so soul mates can come together.
When Juliet was sent into Ariel's body she senses something strange about the send. Romeo is sent to the body of Ariel's date and within the first 20 pages he already tries to kill her. Again. Juliet then meets Ben one of her soul mates she has to make fall in love but she doesn't expect to fall in love with him herself.
This book has so many different twist and turns you can't help but like it. You get some of the closure you didn't get with the original. There is so much going on in this story it's amazing and the plot goes much deeper than the description and I says. Stacy Jay has done a wonderful job, But sadly I'm still all for the original story and I didn't really get the closure I wanted, But that's just me and that's why I gave it 4 stars. Other People might get the closure they want but not me. I just wanted Romeo and Juliet to be together, but hey we can't always get what we want.
I'm excited for the next book in the series Romeo Redeemed, the book ended with the reader dying for the next book.
4/5 stars. A very good read if you loved the original.
Jay exploits the tragedy in the traditional love story, pitting Juliet and Romeo against each other, one representing the Light and the other the Dark, one desperately trying to save pairs of soul mates while the other will do anything to destroy these examples of true love.
What a unique and exciting idea! I love when a book gives me something new that I haven’t really seen much of before. It’s fresh, it keeps me on my toes and it keeps me wanting more, more, more.
Jay turns Juliet and Romeo into complex characters, dealing with things far deeper than their traditional love story. We see a lot of our favourite b-characters from that story make an appearance as well, which adds to the overall feel of this modern story.
I wasn’t expecting much getting into this, I figured it would just be a typical retelling, but it was definitely much different than I would have thought and I really appreciate that take on a classic story that has been retold to death.
Originally posted on citygirlscapes.com