Juliet Immortal by Stacey Jay Book Review

Juliet Immortal by Stacey Jay reexamines the Romeo and Juliet mythos. You see, Shakespeare gets it all wrong. Romeo and Juliet didn’t die for love. Instead, Romeo killed Juliet to get immortality as promised by these beings known as the Mercenaries. Yet, Romeo’s plans go awry when Juliet doesn’t stay dead and is offered a position fighting for love and soul mates on behalf of the side of good known as the Ambassadors. Over the centuries, Romeo and Juliet find each other in battle in different times and different places.  This time, though, is different from all the others. They find themselves in CA, Juliet inhabits the body of an emotionally damaged teenage girl named Ariel. Instead of focusing on her mission, she begins to fall for a teenage boy she meets named Ben. Will Juliet trust her heart and learn to love again?

Juliet Immortal, Book Cover, Stacey Jay

Juliet Immortal

Despite the cheesy summary, Juliet Immortal is an absolutely compelling read. Juliet’s voice is so honest and so real. She is full of uncertainty, especially because she was burned so badly by Romeo. As readers we want Juliet to succeed and fall in love despite the obstacles because she is so likable, even with her faults.

Then there is Romeo who is delightful as a villain. He’s bad, but also sexy. And quite dangerous. Yet, his motivations for joining the Mercenaries are legit. I felt that he wasn’t a cliched villain, and I genuinely came to like his scenes.

I thought Juliet Immortal was incredibly romantic. I loved how it turned it’s source material, Romeo And Juliet, on it’s head. I loved the chemistry between Juliet and Ben, especially because as readers we just want her to be happy. I loved how big of a role love of all types – romantic, friend, family- played in this story.

The ending is great too. It left me completely satisfied. There were no cliff hangers. No sequel bait. There is an actual conclusion and resolution. Juliet Immortal is an excellent read if you love a strong romance and new takes on old stories.

Disclosure: Received For Review Via Amazon Vine.

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Comments

  1. So glad you liked it! It sounds amazing and I’m glad Romeo is a ‘good’ villain 🙂 I always like it so much better when there’s a reason behind the evilness.
    Thanks for the review!

  2. This sounds so good! I love this cover!

  3. I can’t wait to read this one – I never liked the original Romeo & Juliet play, but I love the twist this book puts on the story! Glad you enjoyed it – good to hear there’s no cliffhanger too. Great review! 🙂

  4. You told me to read this one on gchat and now reading your review I can see that I need to do this SOOOON.

  5. i’m a sucker for the classic re-imaginings, and i like the idea that it takes R&J and turns it on it’s head, as you say. i’m so in.

  6. I liked this book but thought it could have been better (I had issues with the explanation of the Mercenaries/Ambassadors of Light and why they exist and do what they do). I did like Juliet and Romeo grew on me eventually. I didn’t really see him as sexy partly because of Stacey Jay’s descriptions of him as the book went along. I think you made some good points about the different relationships and forms of love portrayed in the book. I liked how Juliet was able to help the relationship between Ariel and her mom. I also liked that even the imperfect or villain characters had more depth to them. The ending also worked really well and I agree with you that Stacey Jay did a good job of wrapping things up without room for a sequel. Great review!

  7. I have this one waiting for me on my nook. Loving the idea of a read with no sequel bait…seriously just *sighing* over the idea of a stand-alone 😉 Esp. because it’s supposed to be so good!

  8. I really really want to read this one like NOW. I ADORE this cover and I think the premise sounds really cool. I’ve heard great things too.

  9. I’m going to have to buy this one asap!

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