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Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Review: Juliet Immortal (Juliet Immortal #1)

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Title: Juliet Immortal
Author: Stacey Jay
Series: Juliet Immortal, #1
Age Group: Young Adult
Format: Hardback
Pages: 306
Release Date: August 9, 2011
Publisher: Delacorte Press
ISBN: 978-0-385-90826-9
Source: Local Library
My Rating: * * (2 stars)
I'm not Ariel Dragland. My name is Juliet, and I've spent centuries jumping in and out of people's bodies, fighting for true love, trying to save soul mates from Romeo, the man who killed me. Yes, that Juliet. That Romeo. He's in Dylan's body. And I'm only borrowing Ariel's body for a short time.
Then I'll be gone, and the soul who really lives here will come take my place, and no matter what she remembers, she'll never love you the way I do. Never.
The Cover:
No matter what they say about "Don't judge a book by it's cover", I don't listen. Most of us do it. The more beautiful the cover, the more likely we are to pick up the book. This doesn't mean that I only pick up books with pretty covers, but they do catch my interest more. And...the cover for Juliet Immortal is just that. It's alluring, and that is what made me pick it up at the library. Cover Rating 4/5

Honestly, I have mixed feeling about this book. It's a good book, but maybe just not my type of book.

To say the least, Juliet Immortal was disturbing. I most definitely did not imagine Romeo the way Stacey Jay portrayed him. He was twisted and to me, completely evil. I couldn't stand him. Dylan's corpse(whom I also disliked) fit him perfectly. Two who occupied the same corpse. I would also group Gemma in this category. She was crazy at the best, and a maniac/psycho at the worst.

Out of all of them, I guess Juliet would be my favorite character. In the end I did not like any of them, but Juliet was the best. She was, troubled, because of Romeo's betrayal(who wouldn't be). But she seemed the most sane. I guess Ben would fit in with her.

I wasn't particularly interested about Juliet and Ben's love interest. It didn't appeal to me. Oh, but there is one surprise about Ben. I did figure it out since the beginning. If you want a clue, just think f the characters in Shakespeare's play and Ben's name.

Overall, the book was not that appealing to me, but I did receive a copy from Netgalley of Romeo Redeemed, which I will be reading. I want to see what happens with Romeo. Hopefully I'll like it better than Juliet Immortal. Stacey Jay also has the You Are So Undead to Me series. I may read these, but I'm also not a big zombie fan. We'll see. Based on my review, it's up to you if you want to read this book. I won't tell you not to, but I also won't encourage you.

The Author:
Stacey Jay is the author of the You Are So Undead to Me series and several other books for young adults. She lives in California with her husband, two sons, and a few friendly ghosts who say they don't care for pets.

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