Wednesday, 27 July 2011

Waiting on Wednesday: Juliet Immortal

'Waiting On' Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.
Juliet Immortal by Stacey Jay

Publisher: Delacorte Press for young readers (Random Imprint)
Release Date: 13th September 2011

Summary (Amazon):

"These violent delights have violent ends
And in their triumph die, like fire and powder,
Which as they kiss consume."
—Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare

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.
I'm not usually a fan of new takes on Shakespeare, but something about the synopsis on this book has won me over. And the cover is so beautiful too.

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