Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday

"Waiting on Wednesday" is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine. It lets us all gush about what soon-to-be released books we are jumping-up-and-down excited for.

Juliet Immortal
by Stacey Jay

release date: September 13th, 2011 from Delacorte Books for Young Readers

description:
"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.


My thoughts: I love Romeo & Juliet---and this sounds like it completely takes that classic story and turns in inside out and upside down, and throws in a little paranormal fun in there just for kicks. I can't wait to read this one!!

15 comments :

  1. This one is definitely on my list, it even made my top ten book covers!

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  2. Me too and the gorgeous cover seriously helps.

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  3. I just love the sounds of this book! This is one of my anticipated books for this year too! Great pick!

    Check out my WoW picks for this week!

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  4. Great choice Becky! I can't wait for this one either. I like that it is a twist on the original. I never liked Romeo!

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  5. wow!! This sounds really good, I'm right now adding it to my TBR pile. Thanks for sharing, here's mine:
    http://madamedsboudoir.blogspot.com/2011/04/waiting-on-wednesday.html

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  6. I really liked The Locket by Stacy Jay so I'm sure I'll read this one .. besides it has Juliet in its title ... YAY

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  7. Whoa! Such a twist! This is going on my TBR list!

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  8. This book is already on my list! Fab pick!!
    I'm your new follower!
    here's my wow: http://bookgeekcentral.blogspot.com/

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  9. i'm waiting for this too! i just love the premise of this book and i like the cover too!

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  10. Such a beautiful cover.... I love it! Can't wait for this one =)
    Here's my WoW post

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  11. I'm already a lovely follower and you have picked a book that I'm crazy waiting for. I can't wait to see what this book is about.

    Wonderful pick that is bound to be full of wonderful words. Stop by to see what I am waiting for! http://ikissbooks.blogspot.com/2011/04/wow-goddess-test.html

    Black Disaster Fairy

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  12. *sigh* I cannot wait to read this one, I'm seriously dying to read it. Looove the synopsis and it just sounds like it's going to be amazing!

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  13. I recently won a Stacey Jay prize pack so I am very interested in her writing style! Added this one to my list.

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  14. That cover is so beautiful!

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