Author: Stacey Jay
Genre: Young Adult
Publish Date: October 9, 2012
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About the Book:
Seductive companion to the popular Juliet Immortal, in which former lovers—Romeo and Juliet—meet, not as true lovers, but truly as enemies.
Cursed to live out eternity in his rotted corpse, Romeo, known for his ruthless, cutthroat ways, is given the chance to redeem himself by traveling back in time to save the life of Ariel Dragland. Unbeknownst to her, Ariel is important to both the evil Mercenaries and the love-promoting Ambassadors and holds the fate of the world in her hands. Romeo must win her heart and make her believe in love, turning her away from her darker potential before his work is discovered by the Mercenaries. While his seduction begins as yet another lie, it soon becomes his only truth. Romeo vows to protect Ariel from harm, and do whatever it takes to win her heart and soul. But when Ariel is led to believe his love is a deception, she becomes vulnerable to Mercenary manipulation, and her own inner darkness may ultimately rip them apart.
Could you love somebody even if their physical body (person) is one you’ve been disgusted with for years? Could you have the guts to not believe your best friend when she’s baring her soul to you after being missing for several weeks?
I chose to read this book as I thoroughly enjoyed Juliet Immortal. These books have me hooked. This follow up really made me enjoy the idea/story so much more. I loved the idea of the Mercenaries and their involvement in the Romeo and Juliet tragedy. I am not usually a fantasy / sci-fi reader, but this book had just enough to totally intrigue me. It left me wanting more.
As the story began, I was a little hesitant and not sure if I was going to like it as well as the first book. Many times this happens. Shortly into the story, the pages began flying as the story line began to develop from Romeo’s point of view. My favorite part of the book was of course the love story. Who doesn’t love a good love story. As Dylan/Romeo and Ariel/Juliet are learning to love one another, they learn things about one another that help their love to grow. But when others step in to give advice, will they be able to avoid another tragedy?
Readers will definitely want to read this book after reading Juliet Immortal. I don’t think you could just pick this book up and be happy with the story. There is so much that comes together from the first book with the addition of this book. Definitely two books that should be on your TBR list whether you read Young Adult or not.