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Romeo Redeemed by Stacey Jay

Romeo Redeemed
by Stacey Jay

Romeo Redeemed (Juliet Immortal 2)

By: Stacey Jay

Release Date: October 9, 2012

Rating: 2 stars

Summary:Seductive companion to the popular Juliet Immortal, in which former lovers—Romeo and Juliet—meet, not as true lovers, but truly as enemies.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.

 

Review: I think Stacey Jay put an interesting spin on your Shakespearean classic, but I honestly think she should have stopped after book 1.

While this book gave us a little more insight on Romeo and redeems him from our hatred, as well as gives us an explanation of how he came to be with Rosaline at the end of book 1, I think this book was inconsistent with a lot of what happened in the first book.

DO NOT READ THIS PART UNLESS YOU HAVE READ THE FIRST BOOK.

I don’t want to go into too much detail because I don’t want to ruin this book for people who haven’t read it yet, but at the end of book 1, Juliet wakes up and Benvolio tells her that Romeo has run off with Rosaline. In this book, she actually gets to experience some time with Romeo before actually seeing Benvolio.

Also, the timeline is a bit off here. Romeo gets a second chance from when he first enters Dylan’s body. But Juliet goes back a different time to the tomb. Now whether she’s actually experienced her life as Ariel and then come back (as you think occurred in book 1) or if she’s still stuck in the past and dreamed all of this through her nurses message (I THINK that’s what may have happened in this book though I’m not sure). You would think that their parallel universes will line up.

And I understand that Ben and Benvolio and Ariel and Rosaline are different versions of themselves. But I was confused how Benvolio was in the future (Romeo points out it’s not Ben Luna) and Ben was in the past on Benvolio’s horse. And I was also confused about Rosaline’s presence in the future or was that just her past mind just surfacing up while Ariel’s was trapped in the background. I don’t know, the whole concept was confusing to me because of the switches.

Overall, not a bad read, but there were some things that were kind of a confusing and some things that didn’t line up from the first book and the second book.

Go to Katy’s review on Goodreads.

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