[Review] Juliet Immortal by Stacey Jay

Juliet Immortal

by Stacey Jay

Publication Date: August 9, 2011
Publisher: Delacorte Books
Format: Hardcover, 320 pages

“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. 


My thoughts?

This book made me cry.

At the first few pages of reading the novel I was like “nyeeeeh”. I feel like its messing up the oh-so-romantic-and-tragiclove story that Shakespeare created (im a sucker for the whole Romeo andJuliet, yes), but at the same time, for unexplainable reasons, I felt drawntowards it.

The main focus of the book was Juliet; heremotions, her miseries,her hopes, her what-ifs and her being torn betweenthen-sweet now-bitter Romeo and new-found darling, Ben. The novel was so smartlyand creatively written that it could make you wonder and think. Even I myselfwas contemplating whether to believe she’d gone enough trouble for her oldhubby and vote for the new prince charming of her life or just stick with myoriginal dude.

As I went with my reading I felt reallyhooked with the magic of its story, of the reactions it caused me–the fury andadmiration I have for the bad bad Romeo, the puzzle of Juliet’s confusion and questionsand feeling myself liking the new man, Ben. The events were wonderfully spunthat the battle between the good (Juliet’s side), the bad (Romeo’s), and thecore of the story’s revolution (hello Ben) were able to produce a super uniquelove triangle filled with thrilling moments, creepy scenes, and humorousdialogues between mockeries.

Romeobeams as if Ive handed him his life, “You wont regret this, Juliet. You arestill the light in my darkness, the only beasuty I’ve…”


Helaughs. “A man has to try.”

The last part of the tale Stacey Jay hadwritten was the most spectacular. Its like you’re in a movie where all thoseevents are crashing into one big boom–Juliet accepting her inner regrets, themystery that’s haunting all of them, and the epic drama of sacrificing for truelove.


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