6.08.2011

Waiting on Wednesday: Juliet Immortal

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:


Juliet Immortal by Stacey Jay
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?

20 comments:

  1. This is definitely an interesting take on a classic. Not sure how I feel about it though! I agree with you that the cover is just gorgeous. Here is my WOW

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  2. Great pick! This one sounds really interesting and I love the cover :)

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  3. A great choice!

    My WoW pick, http://obsessionwithbooks.blogspot.com

    Have a nice week :)

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  4. This sounds sooo amazing. Can't wait to get my hands on this. Great pick!

    Carina
    (My WoW)

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  5. Great choice!
    I heard lots about the book before but didn't add it to my wishlist. I think that's going to change today :)

    Here is my WoW pick: http://tinyurl.com/6auzz4o
    Nickey @ The Book Shop Assistant

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  6. I am really excited for this one too!

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  7. This wasn't on my WoW but after reading your post I think it should be. Excellent pick.

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  8. Oooh I heard the synopsis for this book a while ago but this is the first time I've seen the cover. It's freaking GORGEOUS! Thanks for the reminder, this is going on my TBR list. : )

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  9. Oh this sounds realllly good! :D
    I have to read Romeo and Juliet for advanced l.a. class this coming fall and I am not excited at all! Id rather be readin this! This book has definetly gone on my Lust List for books!

    Great recommendation! :)

    heres my wow @

    http://bookchewer-bookchewer.blogspot.com

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  10. Wow - this sounds like a great retelling of an ancient story! Thanks for sharing it :)

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  11. Everytime I see this picture I wish it was a picture of me, sooo pretty.

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  12. I'm wanting to read this too! And I just want to say that every time I visit your blog I always notice how pretty it is!

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  13. Great pick! I can't wait to read this one.

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  14. This is on my TBR list as well :) I know what you mean - I've always found the story of Romeo & Juliet so annoying. I mean, insta love is one thing, but then a double suicide too? This book sounds like such an interesting take on the story and I can't wait to see how it turns out. Great pick!

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  15. Selina: Thanks for your comment!

    Tiffany: Thank you!

    Sharon: Thanks for stopping by!

    Carina: Doesn't it sound awesome? :)

    Nickey: So glad to hear that!

    Anne: Thanks for your comment! :)

    The Fable Fairy: Sweet! I hope you love it if you read it. :)

    Semisweet: Glad you were able to see the cover. Isn't it gorgeous? I just love it.

    Bookchewer: Aw, reading it for classes is the worst! Hopefully your teacher makes it fun...and hopefully you get to read this book soon! :)

    Tethered Mommy: You're welcome! Thanks for commenting. :)

    Katie: It is gorgeous, isn't it? I totally wish the same thing. :)

    Juju: Thanks for stopping by!

    Jacinda: Aw! You are so sweet! Thank you! :)

    Cialina: Thanks for commenting!

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  16. The Story Queen: Yes, finally someone who understands what I mean! :) R&J wasn't my thing, but I think this book will definitely be good. Thanks for your comment!

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  17. The cover definitely draws you in! Sounds like a very original twist on Romeo&Juliet. I might pick this one up:)

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  18. Ooh, this one sounds really interesting. Unique premise. I definitely need to check this one out.

    -jehara

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  19. Sarah: Doesn't it? I'm very intrigued by the cover and description, too.

    Jehara: Sweet! I hope you do! :)

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