Monday, March 19, 2012

Review: Juliet Immortal

Juliet Immortal
Juliet Immortal by Stacey Jay

My rating: 2 of 5 stars

Shakespeare had it all wrong! Romeo tricked Juliet into committing suicide so that he could ensure his immortal survival. But what Romeo didn’t see coming was that someone would offer Juliet immortality also. Romeo walks the earth trying to get other star-crossed couples to betray each other while Juliet battles him trying to keep him from corrupting others. That is until Juliet meets someone and falls in love…which is forbidden.

This was a really different twist on the “greatest love story of all”. You do realize R&J is the one that started all the “love at first sight” stuff don’t you? Well, this version cops to the fact that maybe it was more “lust at first sight”, which was refreshing…that is until Juliet turns around and and falls instantly in love with a guy named Ben. But I digress.

This was an interesting take on the Romeo and Juliet…I love that Romeo was responsible for giving the story to Shakespeare…that was funny. I loved that Juliet wanted to make Ariel’s life better…for example the LONG OVERDUE discussion she has with Ariel’s Mom. But while Juliet is doing everything to boost up Ariel, Juliet is whining over her own circumstances which got annoying.

Meanwhile…The whole Gemma/Ben thing was ridiculous. Juliet has been doing this star-crossed lovers thing for 700 years and it never dawned on her there could be two sets of “true loves” floating around? This was pretty predictable…save for the ending and the cliffhanger.

If you love all things Shakespeare or Romeo & Juliet, then you will likely enjoy this slightly different take. If not, then I’m not sure what to tell you. LOL.

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