Waiting on Wednesday (61)

Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Breaking the Spine, and it is a way to show off the books you can't wait to be released!!

This week I chose:

"Juliet Immortal"
by Stacey Jay
Delacorte Books for Young Readers
Release Date: Sep 13, 2011



The following description is from goodreads.com:

"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.


You all know I'm into the retellings! And "Romeo and Juliet" is one of my all time favorite stories!

What are you waiting for this week???

26 comments:

Casey (The Bookish Type) said...

Wow! I don't know if I can imagine such a twist in literary history! Romeo and Juliet are so embedded in our culture that they're practically historical. I'm intrigued though. Great pick!

Alexis @ Reflections of a Bookaholic said...

Whoa! That is interesting. Can't wait for you to read it and tell me about it. lol.

Vy (Vy's Blog) said...

I love retellings! I haven't seen this book before but glad you picked it. The cover is also lovely.

Chelsey @ Starry Sky Books said...

This sounds very good! Adding to my TBR list! The cover is absolutely beautiful. Awesome choice.

Here's mine!

Julie said...

I like this one! I like retellings too. This looks great. I like the sound of the Ambassadors of Light. That got me really intrigued. I'm adding to my TBR list. Awesome cover. Love the water trend on covers!

Christina / Book Addict said...

I love retellings too! So excited for this one! Great pick and I love the cover, too.

Savannah said...

I love re-telling of classics so this book is definitely one I wan to read!

Cynthia said...

This one is definitely on my list, I can't wait for it!!!

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

OMG I heard about this this morning. I'm in love with the idea. GReat pick!

PolishOutlander said...

Ooooo! Excellent choice. I had only previously seen the cover and knew I wanted to read it anyway, since I like her other books. What a great twist on R&J!

Christie - The Fiction Enthusiast said...

Fabulous pick! I am having a serious longing for this one as well.

Alex (A Girl, Books, OtherThings) said...

The book sounds amazing! And look that one of my most hated stories ever is R&J!
But I like the sound of this - how they have been fighting for 700 years and stuff.

Thanks for sharing

KM said...

Whoa. Whoa! Talk about a twist on the original! Adding this to my TBR like...imediately. haha I've never liked Shakespeare's version of this, so I'm all about making Romeo the villian. :)

Liz. R said...

This sounds great! I never really liked the story of Romeo and Juliet, but this added twist makes it sound amazing! Thanks so much for sharing - I hadn't heard of this before you posted!

Blodeuedd said...

It does sound nice, but making Romeo the bad guy makes me sad :(

Cialina at Muggle-Born.net said...

I love retellings as well! I'll keep an eye out for this one. :) Thanks for sharing.

Hayley said...

Oooo! I hadn't heard of this one yet, but this looks amazing! Definitely adding it to my list. :) R&J was never my favorite Shakespearian play, but I love this twist on the story.

lulilut said...

This has been on my list too - the idea that she was murdered by Romeo is intriquing and I want to see where it goes from that.

Mine is here:
http://lulilut.blogspot.com/2011/03/waiting-on-wednesday-glow.html

Priya Parmar said...

i really want to read this! just the cover image alone would do it but the story sounds wonderful...

Lori said...

I hope that when you get it, it will be everything you hope it to be. Wanna see what I am Waiting on Wednesday for? Check it out.

Christy @TheReaderBee said...

I can't wait to read this book! Not only is the cover gorgeous, the story sounds awesomeeeee!

Midnight Bloom said...

I can't wait to see the twists Stacey Jay will bring to Romeo & Juliet to create her own unique novel! I really enjoyed her zombie novels as well so Juliet Immortal should turn out to be awesome as well!! :)

Mad Scientist said...

This book is just too delicious. I can hardly wait for this one.

Right now I am waiting on Chronicles of Nick: Invincible. Not so much the book but the time to read it. In my mind I was telling myself to hurry up and finish the book I am currently reading. I had to yell at myself because the book that is being read deserves my attention as well.

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Liz @ Cleverly Inked said...

I seen this at books at midnight, The cover is beautiful

Book Sp(l)ot said...

I would want to read that based on just the cover alone . . . then I love Stacey Jay and Romeo & Juliet so, thank you! I don't know if I knew about his book yet or not but now I really want to read it :)

April said...

OMG - I have not heard of this, but it sounds awesome and is going on my wish list right now!!

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