Juliet Immortal by Stacey Jay

What if Romeo and Juliet didn’t really happen like Shakespeare wrote it?  What if Romeo had been convinced to murder Juliet in order for him to be immortal?  What if he was tricked and what if Juliet didn’t really die?  Talk about questions and what if’s!!!

Title: Juliet Immortal (Juliet Immortal #1)

Author: Stacey Jay

Summary (by Goodreads):

“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 take:

So, in the book, Romeo has murdered Juliet.  BUT she comes back from the mists of a “limbo” of sorts in order to help soulmates find one another and fall in love.  Romeo has paid the price for being immortal and comes back to fight Juliet everytime…by trying to convince one of the soulmates to murder the other.

Juliet has been brought to live in a girl named “Ariel”…Ariel had recently tried to kill herself and a boy in the car by jerking the wheel out of his hands and throwing them into a ditch.   So Juliet comes back to figure out who the soulmates are that need a little “help” to get together and sets to work.  This time, things are different…it’s not like how it’s always been when she helps soulmates.

Romeo is spouting out crazy ideas about how to stop the cycle and become human again and Juliet starts falling in love with someone who she most definitely should NOT be falling in love with.  Does she follow her heart or delve into dark magic to become human?

I read this book pretty quickly.  It wasn’t a kick-butt book, it wasn’t this “I couldn’t have lived without reading this”, but it was a cute little fluffy book that wasn’t too long or too short.  I’m sure the author would want to kill me for saying that…

It is a good idea for a book.  I’m kinda upset that the author is wanting to do a follow up book to the first.  I may not read it because she had made Romeo out to be SO horrible and inhumane that I really don’t want to read Romeo Redeemed.  I’m sure he can be “redeemed”, but with everything he had done…I really kinda don’t want to see him saved.   Does that make me a bad person? …he is a character in a book and not a real person.

So, if you’re looking for an “in-betweener” book…this was a pretty good little story.  Love, hurt, betrayal, and sacrifice.  It has it all.

~Myst

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