Friday, March 9, 2012

Juliet Immortal, Stacey Jay

"The most tragic love story in history . . .

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."
---inside cover

I was so stoked when I found this book online. Have you seen the cover? Gorgeous! Have you read the back cover? Intriguing! And the inside cover description? To-die-for-clever! I was practically drooling when I cracked it open.

It dried up pretty fast.

I wanted to love it so much. But I don't. Juliet was so annoying as a narrator in her indecisive ways and the way she OVER THOUGHT everything. So many pages dragging on of NO ACTION, just her whinning and flip-flopping back and forth, "I love Ben... oh, no I don't, he's meant for Gemma!" Not to mention the "Screw you Romeo!... Nevermind, let's do it!... No, I can't!... Alright, let's just get it over with..." She might have been a fighter, but she certainly didn't make a good narrator.

Romeo's chapter's, however, were so fasinating. He was so sadistic, and HIS character was set in stone. I loved his chapters. Apparently, Ms. Jay is making a sequel, written from Romeo's point of view. Will I be reading it? Heck no. I don't want my feelings of semi-enjoying Romeo to be ruined, because he's certainly going to be changed.

I hated the complex concepts of the Mercenaries and the Ambassadors. If Ms. Jay had taken a much simpler approach to them, and had them as a constant in the story, I feel like the rest of the plot could have simplified and made much richer, and I would have enjoyed it a whole bunch more.

And you know what's bugging me the most?

Ben NEVER got anything explained to him.

Poor guy.        

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