Imagine Romeo & Juliet were real people. What if their story didn’t go the way Shakespeare described? Suppose instead of Juliet taking her own life, in a fit of despair over losing her true love, it was Romeo who killed her for a chance at immortality. That’s the premise of Stacey Jay’s JULIET IMMORTAL.
For the past seven hundred years, Juliet & Romeo move from inhabiting one person’s body to the next as they work on the opposite sides of LOVE. Her job is to bring together soul mates, protecting true love and all its trappings. Romeo works to destroy it so he can enlist more mercenaries for the sinister side.
But this time is different. This time instead of Juliet temporarily taking over the body of someone who can help the soul mates with super-natural strength and the assistance of her guide “Nurse,” she is completely on her own. She has no idea what to do. At the same time, Juliet can’t stop from falling for the guy she is supposed to be helping.
Romeo comes after her in the deceased (and beginning to smell) body of a nut job named Dylan. He’s determined to make Juliet join him to break this cycle once and for all. The two of them deal with love, loss and high school in this entertainingly gruesome take on Romeo and Juliet.
I couldn’t put it down.
I’ve read two other ROMEO & JULIET inspired novels this past year (ELEANOR & PARK by Rainbow Rowell and WARM BODIES by Isaac Marion) and the authors keep impressing me with what they can do with THIS STORY. Seriously. Stacey Jay has imagined a wonderful, yet disturbing, future for these two tragic characters.
You can find out more about Stacey Jay and the other books she’s written on her website: staceyjay.com
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