Friday, January 18, 2013

Juliet Immortal by Stacey Jay Review

Juliet Immortal (Juliet Immortal, #1)Juliet Immortal by Stacey Jay
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

Summary from Goodreads:
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

I felt like this book had a lot of potential and I was excited to read it. I've never really been a fan of the whole Romeo and Juliet love shanagian, so I was curious to see how this book would pan out. The beginning was exciting and full of action. We learn that Juliet, is somewhat of a body jumper, jumping into the bodies of girls with depressing lives to help them to be happy. She is gifted with the ability to see auras of love, and it is her mission to find 'soulmates' and bring them together. This is not an easy feat though, because Romeo is trying to kill her and persuade her 'soulmates' to sell their love for immortality. As Juliet is trying to complete her mission, she finds herself falling in love instead, which is a big no-no and she soon finds herself confronting not only her past, but also herself.
The ending of this book was so sudden and confusing. It seemed like everything happened at once and I just wanted to slow it down. So disappointed. *insert frowny face here*

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