Book Review: Juliet Immortal
ashley | I am a sucker for anything Romeo & Juliet. It’s tragic, but my warped sense of everything finds it tragically romantic. I’m also a sucker for retellings (as you probably already know) and Juliet Immortal by Stacey Jay modernizes and retells that classic story in a very unexpected and awesome way.
Jay exploits the tragedy in the traditional love story, pitting Juliet and Romeo against each other, one representing the Light and the other the Dark, one desperately trying to save pairs of soul mates while the other will do anything to destroy these examples of true love.
What a unique and exciting idea! I love when a book gives me something new that I haven’t really seen much of before. It’s fresh, it keeps me on my toes and it keeps me wanting more, more, more.
Jay turns Juliet and Romeo into complex characters, dealing with things far deeper than their traditional love story. We see a lot of our favourite b-characters from that story make an appearance as well, which adds to the overall feel of this modern story.
I wasn’t expecting much getting into this, I figured it would just be a typical retelling, but it was definitely much different than I would have thought and I really appreciate that take on a classic story that has been retold to death.
september 13, 2011