If you commented on my WOW post last week, please know that I was not ignoring you! I lost all the comments I had after some problems with Blogger/Intense Debate. Everything is fixed, though (minus the comments, which I can't seem to find anywhere), so if you comment this week, expect a reply.
"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating. Visit Breaking The Spine to see more entries!
This week, I am eagerly waiting on:
Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers
Genre: Paranormal Fantasy, Retelling, Young Adult
Publication Date: 9.13.2011
"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've got to be honest here; I hated reading Romeo and Juliet. They fell in love instantly, and did everything wrong from that moment on. And let's not even get into the part there they kill themselves over the grief of losing each other. Had it not been for the sound of Shakespeare's beautiful prose, I wouldn't have even read R&J for English in high school. I would have watched the movie and faked it like everyone else in my class.
This story actually sounds interesting though, and I can't believe no one else has thought to take this classic story and turn it upside down like this before. Romeo's attempted murder gone wrong? Both living eternally? Boy, do I want to read about the hatred Juliet must have towards Romeo. This is definitely my type of book. :)
P.S. LOVE that cover! I love the emotion it shows with the girl's position, her vibrant red dress, and the waves in the background. The font is pretty too, and I love that it is the same shade as her dress. ♥
What are you waiting on?