Romeo... Romeo... Where For Art Thou Romeo?

Friday, September 9, 2011
"Did my heart love till now? Forswear it, sight!/ For I ne'er saw true beauty till this night."
- William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet, 1.5

This is funny, but I actually played Juliet in Mrs. Webber's 9th grade rendition of the play at World Cultures night.

I've always loved this play. The tragic tale of star-crossed lovers from families who were sworn enemies and felt their only way out was death.

So when I heard of Juliet Immortal a dark twist on the tale of the jilted lovers it skyrocketed to the top of my TBR pile.

And just like Juliet for Romeo, I fell in love with it.

The most tragic love story in history . . . is a lie.

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.(summary from goodreads)

There aren't enough adjectives to express the way I felt about this book. Normally, it would have only taken me about a day or two to finish it because I'm a pretty fast reader, but when you're busy it makes little time for reading, lol. So it took me about a week or two to finish.

I'm elated that I took my time to savor every moment. Whether it was beautiful or tragic. Jay's style of writing is so poetic and haunting. And I was hooked from page one.

In her dark rendition, Romeo and Juliet are immortal beings. Romeo fighting for the dark and Juliet for the light. And in the end, even though for some it might seem tragic, true love does prevail. And it stands true to the fact that true love.... is never selfish.. It's not rude... And it's not jealous...

This book was amazing!

And I promise you.. you won't regret adding it to your TBR pile.


  1. khashway said...:

    I can't wait to read this one. I loved the premise the first time I heard about it.

  1. cool. adding to my tbr :)

  1. I'm loving this book too. A blogger recommended it to me.

  1. It's been on my goodreads TBR list for awhile, may have to bump it up!

  1. Yep. This is TOTALLY on my list.

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