Sunday, December 9, 2012

"Romeo Redeemed" by Stacey Jay

Genre: YA Paranormal Romance
Series: Juliet Immortal #2
Publication: October 9, 2012
Format: Hardback; 384 pages
Cover Rating: 5/5 Stars
Goodreads Link: Romeo Redeemed

From Goodreads: 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.

My Thoughts: I was so excited when I got this book, because I absolutely fell in love with Stacey Jay's writing in Juliet Immortal. I loved her take on the old Shakespeare tragedy and thought it was a unique modern spin for a timeless classic. And I was not disappointed!

For all of Juliet's pure motivation for her actions, Romeo is complex and well, if I'm to be honest, much more interesting of a character! Not that I didn't love Juliet and Ben. I did, really I did. But Romeo and Ariel are twisted and have their own reasons for why they do the things they do. We all know we would rather read about the "villain" anyway ;)

Besides keeping you on your toes and constantly asking the question "WTF is going on?!" (but in a good way, I promise!) you also get a good dose of steamy romance from none other then Romeo himself. And lets face it, Romeo was the original Edward Cullen.

All in all a quick and interesting read that will have you wondering what really happened to Romeo and his Juliet.

My Rating:
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