Friday, 31 August 2012

A Review for Romeo Redeemed (Juliet Immortal #2) by Stacey Jay

Romeo RedeemedPosted by Donna
Release Date:  October 9th, 2012
Finished Date: August 18th, 2012
Publishers: Delacorte Books for Young Readers
Source: For Review 
Format: eGalley 
Pages: 384
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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.

The Review: Last year I fell in love with Juliet Immortal and so when I heard the author was releasing a sequel told from Romeo's point of view, I was extremely excited. I wanted to get into Romeo's head more and get his side of the story but while I enjoyed Romeo Redeemed, I didn't love it as much as the first book.

This time around we see Romeo living out his eternity alone and slowly rotting away. He killed the love of his life, Juliet and now he's paying for it. Well that is until he's given an opportunity  to right his mistakes and he takes it with open arms. Romeo's task - is to travel back in time to save a girl named Ariel, who holds the fate of the world in her hands. However, Romeo has to make Ariel fall in love him but he's wearing the face of the one person she truly hates. Can Romeo save Ariel before the soul-less Mercenary get her? And can Romeo save himself from an eternity alone?

I love the cover for this, look how gorgeous it is. Anyway, While I think Stacey Jay did a great job with Romeo Redeemed, I think it fell slightly short to Juliet Immortal. My main problem was I got a bit confused with the different point of views. I liked Romeo's and Ariel's point of views but it was hard with Juliet's because we were taken back to 1304, back to when she was killed by Romeo. Trying to get all the facts from Juliet and keep up to date with Romeo and Ariel's problems was a bit hard. However despite this, I still enjoyed the book. I loved how Stacey Jay has a way with drawing you from the very first page. Her stories are written beautifully and there very heart-wrenching. You feel everything the characters feel and it's full of emotions. 

I hated Romeo in the first book but this time you can't help but love him. It's a slow process though because as the story moves along, you like him more and more. Ariel, I really liked her from the start, even though she's a weak character, she's not a helpless one and I think her and Romeo were a great match. 

Now that ending, talk about a shocker. I'll say this I didn't expect that huge twist that came but what a fantastic twist it was. Everything happens in this book for a reason and fate plays a key part of it and I really enjoyed it. 

3 comments:

Sam @ Realm of Fiction said...

Brilliant review, Donna! I'm glad you enjoyed this even though you didn't love it as much as the first book. I still need to read that one. :)

Suzanne @ Paranormal Book Fan said...

Great review Donna. I'm not familiar with this series but I'll definitely be adding it to my tbr

Ileana A. said...

OMG Romeo Redeemed!! I need to read this one!!! The cover is one of the most gorgeous things I have ever laid my eyes. Thank you for the review.