Tuesday, 17 May 2011 | By: Nicole @ Nicole About TOwn

Waiting on Wednesday #2: Juliet Immortal

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill over at Breaking the Spine.  Basically, it's a chance to highlight one of the many books that you want to read but hasn't been released just yet.

My Waiting on Wednesday pick for this week is...

Juliet Immortal

By: Stacey Jay

Publication Date: August 9, 2011

From the Author's Website:

"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 Romeo didn't anticipate that Juliet would be granted eternal life, as well, and would become an agent for the Ambassadors of Light.

For 700 years, Juliet has struggled to preserve romantic love and the lives of the innocent, while Romeo has fought for the dark side, seeking to destroy the human heart. Until now.

Now Juliet has found her own forbidden love, and Romeo, oh Romeo, will do everything in his power to destroy their happiness.

Doesn't that sound interesting?  Romeo and Juliet was the first Shakespearean play that I ever read (back when I was eight) and it's still one of my favourites (call me sentimental).  Can't say that I have ever heard of it having this twist before, which is what it makes it so much more interesting to me.

What is your Waiting on Wednesday pick this week?


Greta said...

WOW! You read Romeo and Julliet back when you were 8? Yoowza!!

Awesome pick!!

Paranormal Wastelands' WoW:

Scoot said...

I am waiting on this one too! I think it looks and sounds great. Good pick!

Nicole said...

Yep. I learned to read at 4 and there were not a lot of 'child' appropriate books in our house. I think I read Helter Skelter at 8 or 9 as well, which is sad really, cause how many 9 year old's know who Charles Manson is?

Karen @Books Beside My Bed said...

I have been waiting for this one too! I was sooo close to getting the ARC but they were out. Cannot wait to get my hands on it.

Nicole said...

Yeah, it seems really interesting to me. I like the fact that it's not another re-telling of the same old story, but rather a re-imagining.

Ninja Girl said...

This looks so interesting!! I usually don't go for this sort of thing, but the description up there had me hooked from the first lines. Thanks for posting this as I most likely wouldn't have found it :)
Am following you now,
Ninja Girl

Nicole said...

Hey Ninja Girl,

Thanks for the follow. I know what you mean about this not being something that you may not have normally picked.

I am following in return!


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