Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Pint-Size Review: Juliet Immortal by Stacey Jay (#1)


Juliet Immortal by Stacey Jay (#1)
Pages:  307
Release Date:  August 9th, 2011
Date Read:  2012, January 17th-21st
Received:  Borrowed from Library
Rating:  3/5 stars
Recommended to:  14+






SUMMARY -
Juliet Capulet, the figure of tragic love all over the world, has a mission - Find Romeo and prevent him from breaking up true lovers, and gathering Mercenaries for the enemy.  But this time something's different.  There's a change in the air - both of the doomed lovers can feel it - and the victim may not be who they think.  And with Juliet seeing apparitions and fighting a love that can never come to pass, the mission - to save true love - might be more more deadly than anyone could have guessed.

MY THOUGHTS -
Let's start with what I didn't like - the last quarter of the book.  What even was that?  Kinda creepy, but not well explained.  There were a lot of holes that had me shaking my head with confusing.  It lost its believability , to, like a quick-fix ending.

BUT.  I did really really enjoy the beginning.  It startled me, how intense it was.  I loved the dynamics between characters and how the story elements brought them together.  Ben is by far my favorite character.  So sweet, loving and sacrificial.  GAH!  These scenes with him - all of them - were so great!

But again.  The end.  It stumped me and I didn't really get to enjoy finishing it.

Since I got the second book for review, I'll read it, and let you guys know what I think.  Hopefully it'll be better?

This book reminds me of...
Red dresses (The cover...I cheated)
The cliffs of California that overlook the ocean
Hills of flowers
Ghostly apparitions
Self-struggles and fears
The burning flame of love
How much I love the name Benjamin
Retellings

For the Parents -
I don't remember there being much - a few passionate kisses, some language, maybe a few crude references. Recommended 14+

5 comments:

  1. Thanks so much for stopping by! I read Juliet Immortal when it came out. LOVED the concept and really liked the book, though I was also a little confused by the Ambassadors and all that stuff.
    I'm also reading Romeo.. look forward to hearing what you think!

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  2. I loved the concepts to, but the story at the end also really fell flat for me ;) I'm going to read the second one and hope its better, with a batter rap up. Nice PZR Seirra!!!

    Haley

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  3. Thanks Jen for commenting! :D I totally agree with you - it was quite a bit confusing!


    Hope we both like Romeo more! ;)

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  4. I remember reading a lot of negative reviews of this one so I'd taken it off my list. I'm a bit curious to see what you think of the next one though. Especially since it was just the ending you didn't care for. I'm glad that you didn't hate it anyway!

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  5. Aww, I'm sorry that you didn't like it! I did actually like it, though. :( I really, really liked the weirdo mixed up things that were going on in my novel, but I can only assume that it's just my way, LOL. Lovely review, even though you didn't like the book!


    Megan@The Book Babe

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