June 4, 2013

Review: Romeo Redeemed by Stacey Jay

Title: Romeo Redeemed (Juliet Immortal #2)
Author: Stacey Jay
Publisher: Delacorte Books
Genre: YA, Retelling
Release Date: Oct 9, 2012
Source: Random Buzzers

Purchase: TBD | Amazon

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.

Romeo Redeemed was a pretty decent novel. Not as good as the first in my opinion, but it's still worth a good solid 2 thumbs up. I'm glad that Romeo got a second chance to redeem himself and the ending was much better then the first book with the closure that Romeo and Juliet deserved. 

Ariel pretty much surprised me in this one though. Juliet made it seem that Ariel was a quiet girl that was just too shy and scared. However, Ariel shows her dark and wild side in the second novel. It was a pleasant change. 

Romeo definitely had a softer side, the one we're used to in the Shakespeare novel. Although a few times his darker side would show through, you could still see him change.


DaydreamerN said...

I love the idea for this book. Sounds like a fun read.
Really great review. THanks for sharing.


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