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Tuesday, July 05, 2011

JULIET IMMORTAL by Stacey Jay

Of course I'm a huge fan of the love story of Romeo and Juliet. But what if they didn't die like you thought? What if they were actually turned into beings that hunted and killed each other and were immortal? Enter...

JULIET IMMORTAL by Stacey Jay (Delacorte, August 9, 2011)


Yes, Juliet is immortal. And so is poor Romeo. But they don't love each other. In fact (and I use this word sparingly) they hate each other and have for centuries. JULIET IMMORTAL is a clever book that takes everything we ever knew about Shakespeare and turns it upside down. It's filled with love (but not between who you might think), adventure, deception, betrayal and pretty much everything else that makes for a page-turning story. I recommend this for anyone who loves fantasy, paranormal, twisted classics (that should be a genre, right?), and romance. You'll find yourself with white knuckles while reading, smiling at the end, and always wishing for more. And because Barnes & Noble is so excited about it, the release date has been pushed up a month to August!

From Amazon:

"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.


Source of book: From publisher at TLA

9 comments:

Miriam Forster said...

I've seen this book around a LOT, and every time I do, it gets more intriguing...

Matthew MacNish said...

WTF? When I first read that I was like WHAT? That sounds crazy. But after reading your whole post and thinking about it, this actually sounds kind of interesting.

Thanks, PJ!

Teril said...

I had not seen info on this but, oh, it looks good!

Danielle said...

I can't wait for this book! I love Stacey Jay and this is a twist I've never heard on Romeo and Juliet. I read a lot of remakes too.

PJ Hoover said...

it's definitely worth picking up to read, guys. Very different and also well written which is such a nice combination :)

Cialina at Muggle-Born.net said...

Huh. I had my eye on this one and its interesting that they hate each other... Hm, I'd like to see if that hate would turn into love. That's my kind of romance. :P

PJ Hoover said...

Cialina, you should read it to find out the answer to your question :)

Nikki (Wicked Awesome Books) said...

I've wanted to read this one since I first heard about it. It certainly sounds like it spins the Shakespeare story on its head, so I'm curious to see how it all plays out.

I hadn't realized it had been bumped up to August either! I must remember to grab it now.

PJ Hoover said...

Isn't that cool that the date got moved up, Nikki? Very awesome!