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"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 eternital 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.
"Haunting and devastatingly romantic, Juliet Immortal gives new meaning to the words 'till death do us part.'" -Michelle Zink, author of the Prophecy of the Sisters trilogy
An ABC Best Books for Children's Catalog Selection 2011
"...a beautiful story of self-discovery and the ability to love, even in the face of impossible adversity. Easily the best paranormal YA romance that I have read in a very long time, I wholeheartedly recommend Juliet Immortal to lovers of romance, and to those who long for a more empowered heroine in this very popular genre." --Book Smuggler's Blog (8, a Notable Book of 2011)
"There's also a pretty sweet love story going on within the pages...I loved how the writing reflected [Juliet's] rage and pain, without marring that original, first love between the two kids from Verona. Rather, it supports its authenticity in all its breathless perfection...All in all, Juliet Immortal is an unexpectedly visceral read. I thoroughly enjoyed it and look forward to handing it around." --Angieville Reviews
"Jay's writing is gorgeous and the story is so wild and intense that I loved it, loved it! A highly imaginative twist on one of the most memorable and powerful love stories. It will have you running away screaming when you hear the name Romeo and yet, somehow it still manages to preserve the intense hope that true love can really exist." --A Jane of All Reads
"From the moment I picked Juliet Immortal up, I just could not put it down." --A Book Obsession 5 Butterflies
"The paranormal romance elements work surprisingly well in combination with the play...Jay includes some interesting critiques of popular notions of romantic love associated with the story of Romeo and Juliet, which would make for a lively book discussion with teens who have read the play." --School Library Journal, November 2011
"The romance is intense, and so is the horror in this strong reversal of the Romeo and Juliet story...many teens will recognize the timeless feeling that kissing is 'wicked and perfect.'" --Booklist, September 2011
Also available in translation from:
Novo Conceito in Brazil
Egmont Ink in Germany
Editions Milan in France
Dogan Egmont in Turkey