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.
I was immediately drawn to this book. The premise of the story really grabs you and the tag line “Romeo and Juliet, the greatest love story ever told, is a lie” is such a wicked concept. The story itself is decent. The characters are interesting and intriguing. I don’t know if it was because I’m such a romantic but I really wish that Romeo and Juliet’s love was true love. At points you pity both Romeo and Juliet which was a good balance but throughout the book the reader’s opinion on who is more righteous seems pretty one-sided. The concept of the two different sides working to manipulate others is interesting but for something that should have had more focus or more elaboration, it really didn’t. I would recommend this book because it is a mix of some action and romance.
The next book is called Romeo Redeemed and comes out October 9, 2012.