Thursday, August 11, 2011

Review & Giveaway! Juliet Immortal by Stacey Jay

Juliet Immortal
by Stacey Jay
Publication Date: August 9th, 2011
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9780385740166

Where to Buy:
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"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. -Goodreads

Juliet Immortal has to be one of my most coveted books of the summer. I have been waiting for a while to read this book, and finally got my hands on a copy. I love anything Romeo and Juliet. Their story is the ultimate love story, despite the tragic ending. When I discovered Juliet Immortal, I knew it would something I had to read.

The main characters are, of course, Romeo and Juliet. The story is 700 years after their time. After Romeo sacrificed Juliet’s life to have his own immortality, Juliet was also made immortal as well. For years, they have fought each other in the name of true love.

Juliet was an interesting character to read. She spends her time not only trying to save true love, but to also make life better for the bodies she inhabits. However, while trying to do good things for these people, we see a deep, buried resentment in her. Resentment for what she has become, and also for what Romeo has done to her. I really liked her character, she was thoughtful and caring for others. I especially enjoyed her after she meets Ben, one of the soul mates she has come to help save.

Romeo’s character was totally not what I was expecting. At the beginning of the book, he was just pure evil. It goes that way through much of the book. I didn’t think I would enjoy the book because of that, but it instead drew my attention even more, because I had to know what he was going to do. The Romeo we see in the last half of the book is completely different than what we saw in the beginning.

Most of the secondary characters were pretty enjoyable as well. I found Ben to be very interesting and a bit mysterious at times. The character I didn’t care for at all would have to be Gemma. She was definitely the worst best friend, EVER.

There were some slow parts in the book, but they quickly picked up not long after. There is also insta-love in the book, but I believe it was that way to resemble the Romeo and Juliet storyline, as they fell in love in just a few days time. So, I was pretty ok with it.

Overall, I this was a book that I really liked. I’m definitely up for reading more books about Romeo and Juliet, should anyone else want to write one!

Enjoy and Happy Reading!


Want to win a copy of Juliet Immortal?? Enter below!

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  • US and International (As long as TheBookDepository ships to your area.)
  • One entry per person
  • Must be 13 or older
  • Giveaway ends August 18th
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  • If the winner doesn't respond within 24 hours, a new winner will be chosen.
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33 comments:

  1. Ooh that sounds really good. I hadnt heard of it before. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  2. Thanks so much for the wonderful giveaway! Juliet Immortal sounds amazing, I've been pining for it for a loooong time now!

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  3. Great review Christy! I love the premise behind Juliet Immortal - I have a soft-spot for classic stories that have been adapted in new ways.

    And thank you for the giveaway.

    Shelagh
    The Word Fiend

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  4. Thank you so much for the giveaway! I've been dying to read Juliet Immortal!

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  5. Sound different then what I might of expected. I really like when that happens. Great review!

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  6. I am now excited to read this. I have a preordered copy that is still not here yet :(
    I hope to get it next week. Your review is great as always. I am interested to see what Romeo is all about.

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  7. Thank you very much for this giveaway! :) I noticed this book - Juliet Immortal - a few day ago and I was like "I must own this book!" :) So really thanks for the chance to win it. Sounds sooo awesome and the cover of the book is beautiful. :)
    Nikita
    bookworm.nikita at gmail dot com

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  8. So glad to hear that you enjoyed this one! I've been looking forward to reading this. :)

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  9. I've been waiting for your review of this and I'm so glad you liked it. I bought this yesterday, actually! Romeo being evil for some of the book!? Can't wait to see that! Great review!

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  10. I just bought this book yesterday and cant wait to pick it up and read. Unfortunately I have a few others I HAVE to read to review first. Like you if its a Romeo and Juliet story..I'm into it!

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  11. Thanks so much for the giveaway Christy, I've been dying to read this book! I love that we get a supernatural twist on the Romeo and Juliet story, and as much as insta love drives me crazy, I think it works in this case since the original happened that way as well.

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  12. Thanks for the awesome giveaway :) And so glad you enjoyed this book, its been on my tbr list for ages :) Donna

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  13. I've been wanting to read this for awhile, but haven't read any reviews about it until now. Glad you liked it! I'll have to add it to my list.

    Thanks for the chance to win!

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  14. Wow, your review made me want to read this even more! :)
    Thank you for such a wonderful giveaway.

    Carina

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  15. Great review! I have been waiting for this one for like ever.
    Thanks for the giveaway! :)

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  16. AHHH I can't wait to read this! I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE Romeo & Juliet stories. They are probably my favorite types of love stories.
    Thanks for the amazing review :)

    Caroline @ Bon Bons and Reveries

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  17. This book sounds so interesting - talk about a cool twist. Great review! Thanks so much for the giveaway as well :)

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  18. ive heard great things about this book. thanks for the chance to win

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  19. This sounds like a fab read! Romeo...evil? Wow. I was shocked with I read that! Great review. Thanks for the giveaway :)

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  20. I got this one from Amazon Vine but haven't read it yet. Think I'll have to move it up my TBR list! Good luck to everyone entering your lovely giveaway.
    Mary @ BookSwarm

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  21. This looks soo good! I saw it in the store the other day and almost bought it (along with about 15 other books that I want lol), but I'm saving up for a Nook, so I couldn't get anything.

    Thanks for the giveaway! (New Follower)

    Jess @ The Midnight Bookworm

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  22. Thank you sooo much for this giveaway! :)

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  23. Great review! I'm so intrigued by this - I just love the unique twist on Romeo and Juliet. I'm glad you enjoyed it, I can't wait to read it!

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  24. Awesome review! I am eager to read this book.

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  25. I always love Stacey's books so I'm glad to hear this one is good! Juliet and Romeo both sound like really interesting characters as well. Thanks for the review! :)

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  26. Thank you so much for the giveaway!

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  27. Thanks for the contest. This is one I've been wanting to read and it sounds like it won't disappoint!

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