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Fans of Maggie Stiefvater's Shiver and Becca Fitzpatrick's Hush will relish this intense paranormal love story featuring Romeo and Juliet, literary history's most tragic couple, who meet again, not as true lovers, but truly as enemies.

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.

"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


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Published: Random House Kids an imprint of Random House Publishing Group on Aug 9, 2011
ISBN: 9780375898938
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I read a review right before I began reading this book and the reader/blogger did not love this book at all. The review indicated this style was not for them, they didn’t care for retold classics. As I began reading, I kept thinking “What if I don’t like this?” Wow, was I wrong. As the summary from GoodReads indicates that it’s for fans of Maggie Stiefvater, which I am a fan of, they were not wrong.The love story(ies) are amazing and heartbreaking. Ariel, Ben, Gemma, Dylan, Mike. I grew to love all the characters and after figuring out the premise of the book, I was completely taken in. It is a Romeo Juliet Love Story Tragedy, but even more. The involvement of all the other characters into the main plot of the story consumed me. As you’re reading, you think “Oh she’s not going to get her man” because of course it’s a tragedy. But don’t think too soon!! The ending is amazing.I was able to snag Romeo Redeemed from Netgalley and can’t wait to read it! Of course, the actual book doesn’t come out until October 2012 and so my review will not follow until about a week or so before.Advice to Readers: Don’t begin reading it and wanting to compare it to Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. Yes, it does have a basis off that original story, but the premise of this book is amazing. If you want a great love story like Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater, read this book.read more
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I actually love all things Shakespeare, so I was really excited to read this book. And it was completely original in every way!Juliet Immortal was nothing like I thought it would be, but that wasn't a bad thing! Although a little confusing at first, Stacey Jay quickly sucked you into Juliet's world where Romeo was to be hated, her very existence was for saving other soul mates, and falling in love with the super-awesome new boy (Ben) was impossible.I just adored everything about Juliet. She was sweet, caring, incredibly intelligent, yet she had a fire in her that was hard not to admire. And I expected to hate Romeo way more than I did, but I just couldn't dislike a boy who was obviously suffering from his past decisions every single day.Overall, I really enjoyed Juliet Immortal! I felt that some things were simply breathtaking while others were a little unbelievable, but that didn't lessen the enjoyment factor one bit. Even if you haven't read Romeo and Juliet before, you should still pick up this book! :)BUY or BORROW?: Definitely a book for any Shakespeare-lover's bookshelf!read more
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From Random House:"These violent delights have violent endsAnd in their triumph die, like fire and powder,Which as they kiss consume."—Romeo and Juliet by William ShakespeareThe 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.Most people I know tolerated Shakespeare in school. A necessary evil to get a passing grade... Not me, I found a home in his prose. I have a huge, leather bound, gold embossed, lovely tome of the Complete Works of William Shakespeare (a long ago birthday present from Bel & my brother). This book is sacred to me, one of my most prized possessions. Naturally, I generally hate it when people bastardize Shakespeare (I cannot even fathom watching the Leonardo DiCaprio version of Romeo & Juliet). Given this, I shocked myself and Nat by picking up Juliet Immortal. Admittedly, I never thought I would finish the book. I figured my curiosity would leave me a chapter or two into the book. I was wrong. I went from a premise I was sure I would hate, to a book I could not put down.Evil Romeo? An epic battle of good and evil between Romeo & Juliet? Unfathomable, and yet it caught my attention and forced me to become immersed in this book. Juliet, as a force of light, fighting for love and protecting soul mates, despite having been so cruelly denied her own happy ending, could have been a complete cliche, begging for someone to reach into the book and beat her up, yet I found that the author tempered Juliet's anger and bitterness with true concern for others and a desire to do good in the world. She also possessed an inner strength that made her not only tolerable, but likable. Juliet is fueled by righteous anger and a need for revenge by blocking Romeo's attempts to destroy soul mates. Juliet's current assignment requires her to face her past and examine who and what she has become. It also requires Juliet to search her own soul to see if she can find forgiveness and love for someone that she has hated for centuries to avoid a fate worse than hell. Romeo for his part was wickedly evil and charming at times. His cruelty is tempered by moments, just glimpses of the man he was, before. This passage from Shakespeare's play kept popping into my mind as I read, especially the portions from Romeo's point of view."Love is a smoke rais'dwith the fume of sighs;Being purg'd, a fire spark-ling in lovers' eyes;Being vex'd, a seanourish'd with lovers' tears.What is it else? A madnessmost discreet,A choking gall, and a preserving sweet."Romeo & Juliet, William ShakespeareI had no idea where Stacey Jay would take this tale, even right up to the end I could not figure it out. Juliet Immortal is fast, action-packed, fun with heart. There's humor, intrigue and murder - just the way Shakespeare liked it. I give Juliet Immortal 4 stars for keeping me thoroughly entertained and desperate to get to the end. ~ Shelread more
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I read a review right before I began reading this book and the reader/blogger did not love this book at all. The review indicated this style was not for them, they didn’t care for retold classics. As I began reading, I kept thinking “What if I don’t like this?” Wow, was I wrong. As the summary from GoodReads indicates that it’s for fans of Maggie Stiefvater, which I am a fan of, they were not wrong.The love story(ies) are amazing and heartbreaking. Ariel, Ben, Gemma, Dylan, Mike. I grew to love all the characters and after figuring out the premise of the book, I was completely taken in. It is a Romeo Juliet Love Story Tragedy, but even more. The involvement of all the other characters into the main plot of the story consumed me. As you’re reading, you think “Oh she’s not going to get her man” because of course it’s a tragedy. But don’t think too soon!! The ending is amazing.I was able to snag Romeo Redeemed from Netgalley and can’t wait to read it! Of course, the actual book doesn’t come out until October 2012 and so my review will not follow until about a week or so before.Advice to Readers: Don’t begin reading it and wanting to compare it to Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. Yes, it does have a basis off that original story, but the premise of this book is amazing. If you want a great love story like Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater, read this book.
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I actually love all things Shakespeare, so I was really excited to read this book. And it was completely original in every way!Juliet Immortal was nothing like I thought it would be, but that wasn't a bad thing! Although a little confusing at first, Stacey Jay quickly sucked you into Juliet's world where Romeo was to be hated, her very existence was for saving other soul mates, and falling in love with the super-awesome new boy (Ben) was impossible.I just adored everything about Juliet. She was sweet, caring, incredibly intelligent, yet she had a fire in her that was hard not to admire. And I expected to hate Romeo way more than I did, but I just couldn't dislike a boy who was obviously suffering from his past decisions every single day.Overall, I really enjoyed Juliet Immortal! I felt that some things were simply breathtaking while others were a little unbelievable, but that didn't lessen the enjoyment factor one bit. Even if you haven't read Romeo and Juliet before, you should still pick up this book! :)BUY or BORROW?: Definitely a book for any Shakespeare-lover's bookshelf!
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From Random House:"These violent delights have violent endsAnd in their triumph die, like fire and powder,Which as they kiss consume."—Romeo and Juliet by William ShakespeareThe 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.Most people I know tolerated Shakespeare in school. A necessary evil to get a passing grade... Not me, I found a home in his prose. I have a huge, leather bound, gold embossed, lovely tome of the Complete Works of William Shakespeare (a long ago birthday present from Bel & my brother). This book is sacred to me, one of my most prized possessions. Naturally, I generally hate it when people bastardize Shakespeare (I cannot even fathom watching the Leonardo DiCaprio version of Romeo & Juliet). Given this, I shocked myself and Nat by picking up Juliet Immortal. Admittedly, I never thought I would finish the book. I figured my curiosity would leave me a chapter or two into the book. I was wrong. I went from a premise I was sure I would hate, to a book I could not put down.Evil Romeo? An epic battle of good and evil between Romeo & Juliet? Unfathomable, and yet it caught my attention and forced me to become immersed in this book. Juliet, as a force of light, fighting for love and protecting soul mates, despite having been so cruelly denied her own happy ending, could have been a complete cliche, begging for someone to reach into the book and beat her up, yet I found that the author tempered Juliet's anger and bitterness with true concern for others and a desire to do good in the world. She also possessed an inner strength that made her not only tolerable, but likable. Juliet is fueled by righteous anger and a need for revenge by blocking Romeo's attempts to destroy soul mates. Juliet's current assignment requires her to face her past and examine who and what she has become. It also requires Juliet to search her own soul to see if she can find forgiveness and love for someone that she has hated for centuries to avoid a fate worse than hell. Romeo for his part was wickedly evil and charming at times. His cruelty is tempered by moments, just glimpses of the man he was, before. This passage from Shakespeare's play kept popping into my mind as I read, especially the portions from Romeo's point of view."Love is a smoke rais'dwith the fume of sighs;Being purg'd, a fire spark-ling in lovers' eyes;Being vex'd, a seanourish'd with lovers' tears.What is it else? A madnessmost discreet,A choking gall, and a preserving sweet."Romeo & Juliet, William ShakespeareI had no idea where Stacey Jay would take this tale, even right up to the end I could not figure it out. Juliet Immortal is fast, action-packed, fun with heart. There's humor, intrigue and murder - just the way Shakespeare liked it. I give Juliet Immortal 4 stars for keeping me thoroughly entertained and desperate to get to the end. ~ Shel
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Juliet Immortal, in my eyes could have either failed, or succeeded. luckily, it was the latter of the two! Juliet Immortal was beautifully written, and the story line was amazing. I really felt connected to the characters, and every one of them felt real. The writing was beautiful and emotional and I loved it. My only complaint is about the ending, which seemed to be a bit to... convenient would be the word I guess. But other than that, I am really looking forward to the sequel, Romeo Redeems.
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All I can say is that this book blew me away!
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The book was an interesting take on the concept of the Romeo and Juliet storyline. I loved the idea of fighting for love and soul mates and good versus evil throughout the book.Juliet was a surprising character for me. In her own way she seemed a little selfish but at the same time was lovable and just wanted what was best for everyone around her. Even though Romeo was portrayed as the bad guy, his redeeming characteristics shined through. Ben of course was the most lovable; his character seemed to scream too good to actually be true. Ben did not really have any bad qualities about him, he was slightly flawed but everything ‘bad’ that he did was explained by something a thousand times to the opposite. Gemma was my least favorite character out of everyone, I did not see the redeeming qualities coming out of her nor did I fully understand her motives.I am extremely excited to read the second book in the series.
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