Reading level: Ages 14 and up
Hardcover: 320 pages
Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers (August 9, 2011)
"These violent delights have violent endsAnd 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.
One of my all time favorite stories may just be Romeo and Juilette so I was excited for this book. I knew going in that this would be different. This story wowed me. When we start this tale we find out that Juilette was murdered by Romeo so he could become an immortal being known as a mercanery. They are destroyers of true love. We also learn that Juilette is also an immortal of sorts, but she sided with the light, she is tasked as a protector of true love. Juilette wakes up in the body of a young girl named Ariel and Romeo inhavets the dead body of a boy named Dylan. Juilette's job is to find the two soul mates and help thenm seal there relationship before Romeo can convince one to kill the other. Juilette things this will be relativly easy as she finds out that Ariel's best friend has the soul mate glow. This however rapidly falls apart as she starts to grow feelings for the boy she thinks is Gemma's soul mate. Confused and cut off from her "people" she has no one to go to for help. Romeo is constantly around. As things fall apart other things start to fall together and the ending in my opinion was perfect. Now was this as good as the origional ? No, but you can't compete with that, what this was, was origional, refreshing and thought provoking. I for one can't wait for the next one! I give this one 5 stars!