Tuesday, 18 September 2012

Review: Juliet Immortal by Stacey Jay

This book was utterly amazing, I admit quite a few parts were dry but till you reach the end do you realise that it was all a lead up to an astonishing surprise. I love this book because it is a retelling of Romeo and Juliet, another version of what happened to them. Romeo loved Juliet but he decided to strike a deal with an organisation from above, he had to kill his love, his soulmate in order to be granted eternity but Romeo didn't count on Juliet being handed a deal in which over thousands of years they both fight. Juliet to save other soul mates from Romeo's devious deals but their time is expiring and soon they will not be able to invade a persons body but their souls will be lost in a mist of darkness for eternity and will have no access to heaven or hell, stuck for billions of years in the in-between.

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.

One of the reasons I love this book is because Jay reuses the lines from Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet but puts a twist on it adding a new meaning. Jay's words are powerful and passionate making this book one I could not possibly forget. Here are a few of my favourite lines:
“Shakespeare’s enduring tragedy did its part to further the goals of the Mercenaries—glamorizing death, making dying for love seem the most noble act of all, though nothing could be further from the truth. Taking an innocent life—in a misguided attempt to prove love or for any other reason—is a useless waste.” 
 Stacey Jay, Juliet Immortal

“And I know that I am. I am his moon, and his brightly shining star. I am his life, his heart. I am all that and the answer to every unspoken question, the comfort for every hurt, the companion who will walk beside him from now until the end of our lives, reveling in the bliss of each simple chore done in his name, overflowing with beauty because I am blessed to spend my life with my love.”
― Stacey JayJuliet Immortal

This has to be one of my all time favourite lines:
“She will fight for light, and he for dark,
Battling through the ages for loves sweet spark.
Wherever two souls adore truly, you will find them, lo,
The brave Juliet and the wicked Romeo.”
― Stacey JayJuliet Immortal

For anyone who has a weakness for romance or desperately needs another version of Romeo and Juliet I would definitely recommend this book! Unravel the wondrous story of the infamous star-crossed lovers.

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