Series: Juliet Immortal #1
Published by Delacorte Books on August 9th 2011
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.
"Romeo has found a corpse. It's my last thought before his hands are around my throat." p. 13, ARC
"I am going to rip your arms and eat them. While you watch!" p.16, ARC
You don't get much more different than that. Even Romeo's entrance was breathtaking, leaving my first thoughts of him somewhere along the lines of… 'WOW! This boy is a sociopath'. And it only get deeper. As Jay explores the mythos of Romeo and Juliet, I really began to think about what I knew about the legendary tale. Jay take something so familiar, and made it so foreign.
While Juliet is our main character and the focus of the novel, it was Romeo who really captured my attention. Juliet was great. But with her being in the position that she was, her character did not see much growth. Yes, she does have some 'ah ha' moments, but she did not move me. Romeo, on the other hand, started out so grotesque, so vile that if he could only develop into something more. And boy, did he. It is remarkable how much this character grew on me. How much I wanted him to succeed.
Never in my wildest daydreams imagined that I would be reading something as glorious as Juliet Immortal. It has that spark. It makes you question the boundary between love and hate. I was totally taken by surprised with this one. After all this, you will never think about Romeo and Juliet the same. If, like me, you were wondering if Romeo and Juliet will have their happily ever after, you will just have to read Juliet Immortal to find out.