Thursday, August 8, 2013

Romeo Redeemed by Stacey Jay Review

Title: Romeo Redeemed
Author: Stacey Jay
Age Group: Teen/Young Adult
Genre: Fantasy/Romance
Series: Juliet Immortal, book two
Star Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
The bottom line: The breathtakingly romantic companion to Juliet Immortal, Romeo Redeemed offered a new perspective on the dark, doomed Romeo that I loved!

Romeo is sent into an alternate reality by Juliet's nurse to woo Ariel into loving him. In doing so, he will be granted mercy as an Ambassador--but only if he succeeds. But soon he finds there's a darker side to Ariel--and loving her might not be a lie after all.

-The heady, romantic prose and how the plot tied so seamlessly with the previous novel
-Romeo's slow but steady evolution into a man, and a decent human being
-Ariel, complex and dynamic and wonderful--one of the best characters ever for me
-The ending
-The romance of it all
-The alternate reality Romeo is placed in
-Though not as good as Juliet Immortal, it was a worthy sequel

What I didn't enjoy:
-Nurse--she was such a liar!
-The friar
-Ariel's mother
-At times I was frustrated with Romeo's lust for Ariel

Anyone who loves a good romance or retelling should pick up these novels by Stacey Jay! Next on deck: Blood-Kissed Sky by J.A. London!

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